Seis Corrido Part 2

Within this lesson topic, we will continue to review exercises used for your Seis Corrio practice. Be certain to master the first exercises prior to moving forward with these as they are ultimately interconnected. Section E of the Seis Corrido Section F-G of the Seis Corrido The last passage (section G) is a typical signal […]

Segundeo Exercises with Scales Part 2

Moving Forward With Segundeo Exercises Using Scales Here we will proceed with a continuation of the segundeo exercises. Do ensure that you have dominated the previous exercises prior to moving forward with these. It is important to isolate the learning and focus on specific exercises until they have been completely mastered. This is to avoid […]

Segundeo Exercises with Scales Part 1

Segundeo Exercises in 2 Parts With the segundeo exercises, we will be presenting them to you in two parts. It is highly important to focus on the exercises and to understand and play them well. For this reason the recommendation is to start off with these exercises in part 1 and then continue with part […]

The Minor Key Version of Seis Corrido

As was seen in Pasaje No.1 and No.2, often from a melody you can gain the major key version and the minor key version of the same structure. Because this is true for this Seis Corrido, you are recommended to make a challenge to play the minor key version. The rule of the conversion is […]

Seis Corrido Part 1

“Seis Corrido” is a golpe played in tres and its chord cycle D – G – A7 – A7 is very common to the Caribbean countries. We will explore this rhythm in two sections with numerous exercises for you to practice. Play the Karaoke of Seis Corrido 160 BPM Play the Karaoke of Seis Corrido […]

Learn to play Pasaje No.2

“Pasaje No.2” is the minor key version of “Pasaje No.1”. Thus it is played in D minor. The genre joropo is rich in improvisational character and played in a different way in each repetition. Respecting this custom, a variation is played in the second refrain. Play the Karaoke of Pasaje No.2 140 BPM Play the […]

Learn how to play Pasaje No.1

“Pasaje No.1” is a pasaje with a typical pastrol taste that I composed as exercise piece. It is played in the key of D major and has the traditional structure of AABB. The genre joropo is rich in improvisational character and played in a different way in each repetition. Respecting this custom, a variation is […]

Pasajes and Golpes in the Joropo Llanero

The Joropo Llanero has two main categories: pasaje and golpe. Each of these two are  characterized as follows. Pasaje: Without having any specific chord cycle, lyrics or melodies created by authors are more evaluated in pasaje pieces. Thus the pasaje is played relatively slower (160-200BPM). Its rhythm is “tres” (joropo in 3/4). Usually it possesses […]

Segundeo Exercises

The segundeo exercises being demonstrated in this lesson topic will be relating to the technique itself. Here we will be able to apply what we have seen in the previous topics & lessons. Review each demonstration carefully and make sure that you practice this sufficiently until you have obtained a degree of fluency. Try to […]

Segundeos with the Middle Finger

As is the case for Anselmo López, there are players doing segundeos with the middle finger. This requires a lot of training but gives the advantage to enable segundeos not only on the adjacent string but also on all the other strings below. For example after playing the third you have options to do the […]