What type of instrument is a charango?

The hatun charango (Quechua: “grand charango”) is a small plucked chordophone (stringed instrument) from Peru, related to the guitars and lutes. Specifically, it is a form of charango, which has either seven or (usually) eight strings arranged in seven courses.

What type of instrument is a charango?

Andean stringed instrument
The charango is a small Andean stringed instrument of the lute family, have Origin From Perú, Ayacucho in the Quechua and Aymara populations in the territory of the Altiplano in post-Colonial times, after European stringed instruments were introduced by the Spanish during colonialization.

Is the charango from Peru?

The hatun charango (Quechua: “grand charango”) is a small plucked chordophone (stringed instrument) from Peru, related to the guitars and lutes. Specifically, it is a form of charango, which has either seven or (usually) eight strings arranged in seven courses.

What is the charango used for?

It is well suited to playing melancholy Andean ballads, but it can also produce a joyous, bouncy sound. All this depends on the tune being played, the musical style and the type of charango. Traditionally, the charango’s bowl-shaped soundbox was made from the hard shells of armadillos.

Where is the charango used?

The charango has become one of the most popular instruments in the Andean regions of Bolivia, Peru and northern Argentina. The Quéchua and Aimara country folk of Peru and Bolivia prefer the charango with a flat wooden resonator and metal strings.

What is the charango made of?

Charangos in South America are no longer made with armadillo shells. Instead, they are made from wood such as cedar or chestnut and carved to resemble an armadillo shell.

Is the charango hard to play?

The charango is a fantastic instrument, but it is (in my experience) somewhat harder to play than the ukulele: the double courses and string tension makes it harder to fret, the ‘extra’ e-course really taxes your left-hand little finger, and the ‘re-re-re-entrant’ tuning makes melody playing rather interesting.

Where does the charango come from?

The charango is a small Andean stringed instrument of the lute family, which probably originated in the Quechua and Aymara populations in the territory of the Altiplano in post-Colonial times, after European stringed instruments were introduced by the Spanish during colonialization.

¿Cómo se elabora el charango?

En el pasado el charango empezó siendo elaborado de madera y caparazón de armadillo. En la actualidad se elabora de madera completamente y a veces se utiliza el papel, esto con el propósito de evitar la caza de armadillos. Caja acústica, mástil, clavijero, cuerdas de nylon y/o metal.

¿Cuál es el pariente más grande de un charango?

Usualmente afinado un quinto más alto (a veces un cuarto más alto) que el charango, las cuerdas en el tercer curso (centro) pueden estar al unísono o en octavas. Este es el pariente más grande, en efecto, un charango tenor.

¿Cuáles son los elementos del charango?

Elementos (Partes el Charango) Caja acústica, mástil, clavijero, cuerdas de nylon y/o metal.

¿Cuál es el tamaño de un charango?

Un charango grande con un tamaño total de 80 cm. Cuenta con una cuerda vibrante de 60 cm, su afinación es temple natural pero una octava más baja y con los órdenes cuatro y cinco octavados. En argentina y Chile se le conoce como ronroco.