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Mariachi for Beginners.
Beth Poquette Drews
Dallas, TX
[email protected]
Professional Mariachi
Mariachi de Camperos - Popurri
Middle School Student Mariachi
Mariachi de Lang - Carino
Busting Excuses
1.
2.
I don’t speak Spanish, I can’t teach Mariachi.
BUSTED – You don’t have to. If your are unsure of the
lyrics use Google translate or ask.
3. I don’t know how to teach Mariachi.
4. BUSTED – Maraichi is an oral tradition. You teach it the
same way you teach a modern band.
5. I don’t know how to play the folk instruments or violin.
6. BUSTED – That’s why you are here! 
Armonia
Guitar
Let’s try this progression

G Em Am D7
Vihuela Tuning
Vihuela Fingering
 Vihuela fingering is the same as guitar without the low
E string.
 Some people use their thumb on the low A string. It is
personal preference.
 Strumming patterns and chord progression are the
same as the guitar.
Let’s add vihuela

G Em Am D7
Guitarron
 Is the bass of the ensemble.
 Easily can substitute a upright bass or an electric bass
for the guitarron. (or even bass Orff instruments)
Guitarron Bass lines
Let’s Add the Guitarron!
Guitar and Vihuela
G
Em Am D7
Guitarron/Bass
G GG E EE A AA D DD
Voz (Voice)
 Very Earthy and Folksy
 Often there is a cry in the voice (think love lost)
Let’s Add the Voice!- Carino
Guitar and Vihuela
G
Em Am D7
Guitarron/Bass
G GG E EE A AA D DD
Gritos
Teaching Grito
 Call and response Grito
 Grito at the Same time
 Grito Contest
Who is the Grito Champion of Rockfest 2014?
WARNING
Gritos are like chilies.
Spice is nice but too
much just burns the
pallet.
Other Instruments
Violin Bow Hold
 How to hold the bow
Holding the violin
Violin Tuning and Fingering
Easy Violin Riffs
Let’s Add the Violin!- Carino
Guitar and Vihuela
G
Em Am D7
Guitarron/Bass
G GG E EE A AA D DD
Violin
GGGG
DDDD
Subsitutitions
 Guitarron: Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Bass Orff
 Violin: Flute, recorder, xylophone
 Instruments to add: trumpets, accordion, harp
Now what?
Uniforms
$600.00
Pants
Jacket
Vest
$200
Pants
Jacket
$40
pants
$15
Pants /Skirt
Shirt
Banda
Muno
Hair bow
Making inexpensive costumes
 Thrift Store or Garage Sale Skirt / Pants
 Thrift Store or Garage Sale Shirt
 Supplies for Hair Bows
$3.99
$3.99
$3.00
 1 yard of fabric makes 3 bandas and munos
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


$6.00/3 = $2.00
$2.00
Sewing notions
$2.00
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Total
$14.98
Stage Presence – Los Unicos,
Mariachi Loco
Contact Info
 Beth Poquette Drews
 Dallas, TX
 [email protected][email protected]

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