Charango: "Mi ronroco tiene una pena" - Héctor Soto, Chile
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Hector Soto (1941 - ) is a master of the charango
from Talca, Chile
The charango is a small South American stringed
instrument of the lute family, about 66 cm long, traditionally made with the
shell of the back of an armadillo. It typically has 10 strings in five courses of 2 strings each, although other variations exist.
The ronroco is a larger relative of the charango. Usually tuned one octave lower. Bolivia: tuned one octave lower than the charango Argentina: tuned a fourth lower than the charango