Anselmo López, Venezuelan musician, Died at 81


Anselmo López was born on April 21, 1934, in Chaparrito, Barinas, Venezuela, and died on February 14, 2016.

He was one of the most important bandola llanera players in Venezuela.

Anselmo López was also the creator of the Jalao (Spanish for pull) technique, which applies the technique of classic guitar to the bandola.

On the jalao, the thumb and index fingers hold the plectrum to pick the melody, meanwhile, the middle finger is used to pluck harmonic notes in the chord of the melody on the first or second strings.

Using this technique, López popularized the bandola nationally and internationally.

Lopez has recorded several bandola albums.

Anselmo López passed away at 81 yrs old.