Horacio Duran/Italo Pedrotti: Charango Method (Book/Online Audio)

Books and Digital Audio | Charango

Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

Written by Charango masters Horacio Duran and Italo Pedrotti, this Charango Method is the first to use conventional musical notation, and the only bilingual (Spanish and English) text of its kind. These characteristics make the method attractive to musicians with a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, interests and skill levels.

The method is comprised of two parts: A first section regarding strumming techniques and a second section regarding melodic plucking techniques. The first section provides a clear and precise method for learning the "rasgueo" "repique" and "tremolo" skills central to the Charango repertoire. The second section, meanwhile, provides an indispensable guide to expressive techniques for embellishing melodic lines including hammer-ons and pull-offs, trills, simultaneous melodies and arpeggios.

The method is appropriate for a wide range of musical skill levels, from beginners to accomplished Charanguists who want to improve their technical chops. Exercises are clear and progressive. In the event that the student is not familiar with music theory, an appendix clarifies the basics of musical notation. In addition to 201 written exercises for the Charango solo, the method includes 23 South American folk music classics arranged for Charango and Guitar accompaniment. It thus serves as both a pedagogical tool and a source of performance repertoire. The musical scores included in the method are accompanied by a free audio download of exercises as well as repertoire played by recognized Chilean Instrumentalists.

ISBN: 9780786688296
Skill Level: Easy Explain this
Published on: 05 April 2016
No of pages: 208
Language: English, Spanish
Catalogue No: MLB20325M

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    GB Folk music enthusiast
    This is a truly exceptional book. There is a wealth of information about the charango and excellent instruction. The addition of complete scores for the large repertory section is both unusual and hugely valuable. The download includes all the exercises and wonderful performances of the repertory items. As an introduction to this wonderful instrument this book is an inspiration. The authors clearly love their instrument. Highly recommended.
    Confirmed purchase: 30 March 2017
    Published on: 06 April 2017