Lesson 1: Charango parts
Lesson 2: Charango types
Lesson 3: Charango position
Lesson 4: Tuning
Lesson 5: Notes
Lesson 6: 100 times exercise
Lesson 7: 100 times exercise II
Lesson 8: Chords
Lesson 9: Strum
Lesson 10: Huayno rythhm
Lesson 11: “Ojos Azules” song
Lesson 12: Cueca rythm
Lesson 13: “Las Mañanitas” song
Lesson 14: Left hand exercises
Lesson 15: “Ventolera” song
Lesson 16: “La Partida” song
Knowing nothing is the first requirement to take this course!
The teacher Freddy Torrealba gives us this new course designed to learn from scratch! If it is the first time that you have a Charango in your hands or you want to get off to a good start with this instrument, this course is for you. In it you will know the basic and elementary elements to play the instrument, you will learn the tuning, how to take it correctly, your first chords and how to strum it. Finally you will learn traditional rhythms and songs, all from the hand of Freddy and his vast experience as a charanguist and teacher.
Freddy Torrealba was born with music. He always played and sang, but it was not until he was 13 that he met his great love: the Charango, becoming, since then, in one of the world’s greatest performers of this instrument, developing not only a remarkable talent and virtuosity but also a unique style.
In 1980, Freddy, began his studies at the Experimental Artistic School of La Reina, where he began his love for folklore and Charango.
Freddy Torrealba has been traveling and playing for more than 30 years leading the Charango around the world, touring Canada, the United States, Europe, Oceania and South America. While making these journeys, he continued to study at the Experimental School. It was there where he formed the duet with guitarist and composer Mauricio Urbina.
Torrealba has participated in many Charango concerts around the world, such as the “Third International Encounter of Charango” in Cochabamba, Bolivia, where he received the title of “Maestro del Charango” awarded by the board of the Society Bolivian del Charango in 1999.
In 1997, he participated in the 1st International Encounter of Charango, together with great masters Horacio Durán (Inti-Illimani), Italo Pedrotti (Entrama), Carlos Cabezas (Los Jaivas) and Jorge Gajardo (Bafona), It was there where he received the title of “Concertista en Charango”.
In 2010 he received the Altazor Award in the area of Musical Arts, musical execution category.
All this baggage today makes him a world reference of Charango, an instrument with which he brings all his joy and talent wherever it goes.