"Nivel Principante," beginner-intermediate level, from Hildo Ariel Aguirre Daza, Founder and Director of Academia Llano y Joropo, in Bogotá, Colombia, where many young harpists have been trained. Here are some links to performance material at the beginner-intermediate level (nivel principiante).


Field Recordings from Academia Llano y Joropo, July-August 2014:

Field Recordings from Venezuela

Omar Moreno Gil -

Venezuelan Jose Santos Barrios has offered on-line instructional aids ... 

Popular pasaje tunes ...

Carmentea - Reynaldo Armas

Costas del Capanaparo - Omar Moreno (instrumental); Francisco Montoya

Some important traditional forms:

Exercises for harpists:

"Pasaje" exercise by Jose Gregorio Lopez, my teacher in Barinas, Venezuela, 2009