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Let’s take a closer look at the musical instruments that make up the Mariachi Ensemble! It is very important to learn the basic, fundamental qualities and attributes of these musical instruments. People all over the world have become familiar with Mariachi music, but do not always know the names or background of the instruments played. After exploring the links below, you will have the ability to share this knowledge and in addition to your passion for Mariachi music. The Mariachi musical instruments include the Guitarrón, Vihuela Mexicana, Guitarra de Golpe, Harp, Guitar, Violin, Trumpet, and Voice.

Have you ever noticed that some of the Mariachi instruments in the Mariachi ensemble are more familiar than others? Musicians, non-musicians, and music aficionados will approach you with very inquisitive and interested looks and ask you “What do you call these instruments? You guessed right!!! It’s the Guitarrón, Vihuela Mexicana, Guitarra de Golpe. These instruments are indigenous to Mexico and the mariachi ensemble. These were the preferred instruments used in the states of central Jalisco, southern Jalisco, and Michoacán. Have fun exploring each of the instruments in the Mariachi family.


Mariachi Instruments

The Guitarra de Golpe – An Overview

The Guitarrón – An Overview

The Harp – An Overview

The Trumpet – An Overview

The Vihuela – An Overview

Violin in Mariachi – An Overview

Mariachi – Percussion