Charango Organization - Songs

My Charango

An organization for Charango Players and Enthusiasts


Songs on the Charango


Note: Songs are written in "psuedo" chords. i.e. Em is not a concert Em, it depends on the tuning of your charango (e.g. in Gm7 tuning: Em = real Gm). The chords are written as if you were playing them on a standard tuned guitar.



Minor Single Tone Calypso

from Bob Brozman (IGS SC 1999)

Chords:

|Em///|////| ////|////|
|Am///|////|B7///|////|

|B7///|////| ////|////|
| ////|////|Em///|////|

Forms:

B7 12020
Em 20000
B7 12024
Em 20005
Am 2210x

Songs of this form: Uncle Joe, Blow Wind Blow

This calypso and more are taught more completely on Bob Brozman's Caribbean Video. He has also recorded this song form on serveral albums: Devil's Slide, Ocean Blues (to name a few). Lionel Belasco recorded Blow Wind Blow.

Minor Single Tone Calypso Solo Section

from Mikel Nelson

Chords:

|D7///|////|G ///|////|
|D7///|////|G ///|////|

|B7///|////|Em///|////|
|B7///|////|Em///|////|

Forms:

B7 12020
Em 20000
B7 12024
Em 20005
D7 02123
G 00030

This is the solo section I usually add. It adds a nice variation to the form


Minor Double Tone Calypso

from Bob Brozman (IGS SC 1999)

Chords:

|Em///|////| ////|////|
|B7///|////|E7///|////|

|Em///|////| ////|////|
|B7///|////|E7///|////|

|E7///|////|Am///|////|
|D7///|////|G ///|////|

|E7///|////|Am///|////|
|B7///|////|Em///|////|

Forms:

B7 12020
Em 20000
B7 12024
Em 20005
E7 21303
Am 2210x
D7 02123
G 00030

Songs of this form: Death Calypso

This calypso and more are taught more completely on Bob Brozman's Caribbean Video. He has also recorded this song on Devil's Slide.


Waltz #1

from Bob Brozman (IGS SC 2000)

Chords:

|B7//|///|Em//|///|B7//|///|Em//|E7//|
|Am//|///|Em//|///|F#7//|///|B7//|/}}||

|B7//|///|Em//|///|B7//|///|Em//|E7//|
|Am//|///|Em//|///|F#7//|///|B7//|/}}||

|D7//|///|C7//|///|B7//|///|Em//|///|
|D7//|///|C7//|///|B7//|///|Em//|F#7//||

|B7//|///|Em//|///|B7//|///|Em//|E7//|
|Am//|///|Em//|///|F#7//|B7//|Em//|//}}||

Forms:

B7 12020
Em 20000
B7 12024
Em 20005
E7 21303
Am 2210x
F#7 23222
D7 02123
C7 23103

Songs of this form: Lang La

Bob Brozman has recorded this song with Rene Lacaille on DigDig