Table of Contents

 

Table of Contents ii

Acknowledgements vi

Preface viii

Foreword ix

I. What is Mariachi? 1

1. Folk Music Origins 1

2. The Move to the City 3

3. The Transition to an Art Music 5

4. Common vs. Virtuoso Mariachi 11

5. The Modern Virtuoso Mariachi 15

6. What Is Mariachi? 19

II. The Mariachi Style 23

7. Teaching Methods 23

8. The Origins of a Trumpet Style 27

9. The Extent of Matching Sound 37

10. The Introduction of the Trumpet 43

11. Confirmation 51

II.A. Vibrato 57

12. Differentiation and Blend 57

13. Extra-Mariachi Vocal Examples 63

14. Mahler V 65

15. Bolero Vibrato 79

16. Vibrato Summation 83

II.B. Phrasing 85

17. Rubato 85

18. Bolero Rubato 91

19. Further Thoughts on Rubato 97

20. Son Phrasing 101

21. Haydn's Trumpet Concerto 107

22. Son Vibrato and Articulation 111

II.C. Mariachi Song Styles 115

23. Ranchera 117

24. Huapango 121

25. Polka 123

26. Paso Doble 125

27. Corrido 129

28. Vals 131

29. Transcriptions 133

30. Cumbia 137

31. Joropo 141

III. The Modern Virtuosos 143

32. Introduction to the Modern Virtuoso: Aesthetics and Voice 143

33. Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Re-introduced 151

34. The Trumpet and Ruben Fuentes 155

III.A. Mariachi Vargas Today 159

35. El Viajero 161

36. Yo Se Perder 169

37. Their Revisionist Aesthetic 175

III.B. Mariachi Cobre 177

38. La Madrugada 181

39. Their Perfectionist Aesthetic 185

III.C. Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose L. Hernandez 187

40. Mexico Vive 189

41. Their Constructionist Aesthetic 199

42. Transcriptions 201

43. Concerto for Mariachi and Orchestra, Pasion Mexicana, by Jose L. Hernandez and Jeff Nevin 203

III.D. Conclusions 207

44. A Tradition of Innovation 207

Appendix 213

Appendix A. Mariachi Sinfónico Champaña Nevín and Florencia Tinoco Barone 213

Appendix B. A Proposal for Vihuela Notation 217

Appendix B.1. Naming 219

Appendix B.2. Rhythm or Pitch? 221

Appendix B.3. Special Effects: Apagon and Rasgueado 223

Appendix B.4. Direction of Strum 227

Appendix B.5. Caballito 229

Appendix B.6. Chord Designations 233

Appendix C. A Proposal for Guitarron Notation 235

Appendix C.1. Guitarron Pitch Notation 237

Appendix C.2. Special Effects 241

Appendix C.3. Caballito Rhythm 243

Appendix D. Concerto for Mariachi and Orchestra, Pasion Mexicana Text 247

Mariachi on the Web 251

Bibliography 253

Recordings 255

Index 259

About the Author 267

 

 

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