Erik Davies

Based in Bangkok, Thailand Erik plays guitar with a local band and is also focusing on music composition.  He...

A few ronroco chords

This second lesson starts with basic major chords. Knowing these chords will build a good foundation for playing a wide range of songs.  Play the major chords, individually, then practice playing the following sequence of chords - A, B, C, D, E, F, G. 

For those of you trying to use information from Spanish speaking sites you may find the following table helpful. Note that lesson 1 indicates that the Spanish use a slightly different system from South Americans. The terms used in the table below are South American. If you need the Spanish reference please refer to lesson 1.  Since the ronroco is tuned three steps down from a charango, you can use any charango chord bible to play a ronroco. Just use the following table as a guide. So for instance an F chord on a charango corresponds to a C chord on the ronroco, etc. Charango (English) F G A B C D E Charango (Spanish) Fa Sol The Yes Oj Re Mi Ronroco  (Spanish) Oj Re Mi Fa Sol The Yes Ronroco (English) C D E F G A B I will post lessons later on how to play rhythm, with a particular focus on how to strum the ronroco. For now just use the NTS interface to find the chord you want to play. Its a good idea to memorize these chords if possible.    

C Major Chord - The C Major Chord is made up of the notes C, E and G.

G Major Chord - The G Major Chord is made up of the notes G, B and D.

A Major Chord - The A Major Chord is made up of the notes A, C# and E.

B Major Chord - The B Major Chord is made up of the notes B, D# and F#.

D Major Chord - The D Major Chord is made up of the notes D, F# and A.

F Major Chord - The F Major Chord is made up of the notes F, A and C.

E Major Chord - The E Major Chord is made up of the notes E, G# and B.