The Authentic Course of Study for Traditional Mariachi Ensemble. Twelve classic Mariachi songs are featured in this unique new method. The step-by-step pedagogy ensures success. Each song is preceded by graduated exercises to help students learn to play in the correct style-from ranchera valseada to son jaliscience. The Enhanced CD with accompaniments, included with each student book, is ideal for home practice. Songs include De Colores, La Bamba, La Llorona, Tristes Recuerdos, El Caballito and more.
Title: Mariachi Mastery, By Nevin, Jeff, Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Co.
Collection includes "Comme Il Faut" and "Francini". The elegant tango "Comme Il Faut" was written by the great player, composer, and bandleader Eduardo Arolas (also known as "El Tigre del Bandoneon") between 1917 and his untimely death in 1924. Crisp rhythmic eighth notes and beautiful singing melodic lines converge to create this clean and proper tango. A tribute to violinist and bandleader Enrique Mario Francini (1916-1978), "Francini" captures the beautiful style and tone of the tangos written by its namesake. All members of the string quartet share the limelight at different times throughout the piece. Score and Parts.
Lifetime mariachi performer and educator John Nieto joins Bob Phillips to provide authentic orchestral settings of familiar, traditional tunes for string orchestra alone, mariachi band alone or string orchestra and mariachi band together. Trumpet and Rhythm books are available to provide optional parts for trumpet, guitar, guitarron, vihuela, piano and harp. Historical background and ideas for arrangements are provided in the Teacher's Manual. Each string book contains the melody and the melodic harmony, accompaniment or bass part as appropriate. All the text within the Student and Teacher's books is in both Spanish and English.
Title: Mariachi Philharmonic, By Phillips, Bob and Nieto, John, Published by Highland/Etling
Tango, the dance form that originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the early 20th century, has been brought back to the forefront of string players' consciousness with these two expressive compositions. Play "Four Tango Postcards" with attitude. This snappy piece consists of four exciting movements: vivace, allegro vivo e molto ritmico, moderato espressivo, and vivo. And execute the modern-flavored "Tango Nuevo" with fun and precision. In it, you'll engage in passionate lines and a bravura finish. Score and Parts.
Fourteen magnificent tangos and other characteristic pieces by the Argentinean master of tango Nuevo, skillfully arranged for violin and piano by Hywel Davies. The accompanying CD/CD-ROM includes both performance and backing tracks. Piano accompaniments are also available to print from the CD.
Contents: La mort du canard (from Famille d'artistes) Tango final (from Famille d'artistes) Artisane 1 (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) Sentimental (from Famille d'artistes) Sensuel (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) El Viaje (The journey) Milonga (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) Artisane 2 (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) Pedro y Pedro Dansee (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) La chanson du Popo (from Famille d'artistes) Ouverture (from Famille d'artistes) Puck arrabal (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) Chanson de la naissance (from Famille d'artistes)
outstanding arrangement captures all of the passion of the original work
for piano. Memorable melodies weave their way throughout the ensemble,
and colorful techniques, such as strummed pizzicato, bring out the
Spanish flavor of this work. Beware of the accidentals! This piece is
not a sight read at a loud gig kind of arrangement, but it's perfect for
a quiet recital hall due to the need for finesse and dynamic nuance.