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Testing Aquila Sugar Strings on a charangón: the video
The Crucial Importance of Strings for the CharangoIn this article, I want to share with you an interesting experiment I conducted: changing a set of strings on a high-quality charangón. This experiment highlights how essential it is to have high-quality strings to enhance the tone and sound projection of the charango.The charango is…
How to Change Charango Strings
If you’re wondering how to change the strings on a charango, ronroco, or charangón, you’re in the right place. In this guide, I’ll explain step-by-step how to perform this operation. Let’s see how to do it together. First, consider that changing the strings on these instruments is not technically different from doing so on a…
Charango, Ronroco, and Charangón: differences, tunings, and uses
One of the artists who has greatly contributed to spreading the sound of the charango and Andean music is undoubtedly Gustavo Santaolalla, author of numerous soundtracks (notably the ones for Last of Us, The Motorcycle Diaries, 21 grams ) and of a particular album called Ronroco, where he recorded some of his most famous pieces.…
how to tune a charango
How to tune a Charango
Introduction: how Charango tuning worksOne of the most distinctive features of the charango is its many strings. In its standard version, it has ten strings, with eight of them paired in unison (producing the same note). Compared to a guitar, it has four more strings, and compared to a ukulele, it has six more.…