HISTORY OF THE RONROCO
The hoarse is a larger relative of the charango. Usually tuned a lower octave (MI).
Gustavo Santaolalla, in a 2013 interview by Rolling Stone magazine, says of the snoring:
"It is a very particular instrument, like a charango, but grave. The distinguishing feature is that it is tuned in MI, unlike the charango that does it in LA and SOL. But ultimately they're from the same family. Both are native to northern Argentina, Bolivia and Peru."
How The Ronroco was manufactured and whose idea was
The snoring is a charango. And he wasn't born in northern Argentina, nor in Peru. The creator of the instrument was the great Bolivian master, Chuquisaqueño of Villa Serrano, Mauro Nuñez Cáceres (1902 – 1973). In the 40s of the last century, Mauro, who was a talented luthier, experimented by building several charango records, calling his work (which is also musical/compositative) charangology.
Ronroco created by the charanguist composer Mauro Nuñes
Mauro Nuñez consolidates four main records in the charango orchestra: a chula (acute), the medium (then standard), the machu (ronroco) and the requinto (bass). The latter was replaced in his public performances by another interesting invention of the great master, the k'aratiña, a kind of double bass made of sheep's gut, with soundboard in a Creole hype.
Beautiful creations, today classic, generated Mauro with this ensemble, such as "Poncho ponchito", "Canción y huayño", "Preludio para charango", "El arriero" or "Under the sky of Potosí". And he also created for this conformation the famous chajchas, the goat's legs that today are a consolidated universal percussion accessory.
The snoring machu was years later affirmed by musician and luthier Wilson Hermosa and incorporated with great success in the ensemble Kjarkas, whose folk ballads shook the musical market of the 1970s. Ulysses Hermosa sings with his snoring as McCartney with his bass.
Manufactured and presented by the Hermosa brothers of the group 'Los Kjarkas' of Bolivia. A large charango with a total size of 80 cm. It has a vibrating rope of 60 cm, its tuning is natural tempering but one octave lower and with orders four and five octaves. In Argentina and Chile it is known as snoring.
VIDEOS TO GET TO KNOW THE INSTRUMENT
Gustavo Santaolalla and the snoring, his favorite instrument.
Ronroco Sound Test by The Kjarkas
Watch the Tutorial on How to Play the RONROCO CHARANGO
Without a doubt this is one of the most outstanding instruments because with the incorporation in the plays of large groups such as the kjarkas allows to stand out in the world stages of those years
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