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TECHNIQUE

Everything about charango techniques
Training third intervals on Charango
The tuning of the charango allows for some very interesting and expressive melodic devices. In traditional Andean music, for example, there is an intense use of melodies harmonized in thirds. The melody is often reinforced or even entirely played by dyads at a third interval. Depending on the chords over which the melody moves, this…
Learning with the masters of charango
Learning the charango with the masters
Aprendiendo con maestros: learning Charango with the mastersDuring a study trip to Bolivia in the spring of 2022, I had the great pleasure of spending a few days in Potosí, where I was invited to play at the Potosí Cuna del Charango festival (by the way, if you want to see the festival video,…