Virtuoso Mariachi

by Jeff Nevin, Ph.D.


Virtuoso Mariachi presents a unique insight into the history and development of Mexico's traditional music, including:

1) how its history has affected performance practice

2) an in-depth discussion of mariachi trumpet style and technique

3) a survey of song types common in mariachi music today

4) critical examination of current trends in mariachi and the performers who set them

5) the author's thoughts on the future of mariachi music.


Read excerpts from Virtuoso Mariachi:

Table of Contents


Misc. Quotes

Recordings mentioned in Virtuoso Mariachi


Virtuoso Mariachi can now be ordered directly from University Press of America or . You may also call University Press directly to order, at 1-800-462-6420.

Definitive article on mariachi history by Jonathan Clark

Jeff Nevin, Ph.D.


VirtuosoMariachi homecontact Jeff Nevin