In harmonic terms, the charango is tuned to a C6 chord (C major sixth), just like a ukulele (albeit with an extra course of ‘E’ strings). This can also be described as an Am7 chord, as the notes are the same as a C6, but in a different order. This gives the chord its own distinctive harmonic ‘feel’.Where did the charango originate?
Jump to navigation Jump to search. 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-Colombian times, after European stringed instruments were introduced by the Spanish during colonialization.What is the standard tuning for a charango?
As with any stringed instrument, tunings for the charango may vary, but the "standardized" tunings most commonly used (for the 10-stringed, five-course version) are: Notes of charango. G#m7 and Gm7 tunings are achieved by tuning a semitone or a full step down, respectively.What is a double course charango?
The charango, like a number of other fretted instruments such as the mandolin, feature double sets of strings. These are referred to as having ‘double courses’ in comparison with single coursed instruments like the guitar or banjo. What is standard tuning for a charango?