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 […]

Three Schools of Segundeos

It is considered that there are three different styles concerning the segundeo. These are the style of Anselmo López where the middle finger is mainly used sometimes mixing the index, that of Ismael Querales where only the index is used and that of Hector Hernández where only the pick is used. My style is based of […]

Downward Picking

The sign for downward picking is П but it is only shown or indicated when needed. In downward picking, the following points must be executed simultaneously: 1) Inclining the pick somewhat. 2) Application of “Apoyando” technique (rest stroke or picking). In order to achieve a good “segundeo” technique (demonstrated later), it is highly important that […]

Joropo Oriental

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Joropo Sucrence

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Frenados Practice

Let’s practice Frenados! In this lesson, you’re going to have the chance to practice your frenados.  We will do four exercises and you can practice them as much as you like. Try to master each of them because this way your hand will be used to those movements and playing songs will be easier for you […]