Mariachi music for most of its 200 or so years has primarily been an aural tradition, passing songs down from generation to generation, ear to ear. In the 1980's there was a sudden renaissance of traditional Mexican music, not in its native Mexico, but around the world. As interest grew in learning mariachi repertory from non-mariachi trained musicians, a need arose to provide written notational documentation of the many songs that have come to identify the mariachi tradition. Author Laura Sobrino has been a professional mariachi and is familiar with the stylistic intricacies that truly make this Mexican traditional and popular music unique. For those who wish to grasp an understanding of the mariachi style and who don't have a mariachi musician to teach them, these transcriptions are some of the best available. The pieces in this collection include parts for one or two violins, guitar (notation and chord symbols), and bass (notation only).
Title: Mariachi Arrangements for Violin, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 99753
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.
12 Vibrant themes with Latin flavor and spirit. Play along with these rhythmic Latin melodies with CD backing tracks supplied by an authentic, live Latin band. Piano accompaniments available as PDF files on the CD, ready for print.
Ay Ay Ay
The Peanut Vendor
Todo Buenos Aires
Cielito Lindo (Mexican Hat Dance)
Song of the Jet
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
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)