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Where is the Percussion in a Mariachi Ensemble?

Where is the Percussion in a Mariachi Ensemble?

Mariachi ensembles feature violins, trumpets, guitars, vihuela, and guitarron. You may notice there are no percussion instruments featured in the list! So what about Mariachi percussion? Through the years a few Mariachi groups have added percussion instruments to...
Mariachi Guitars for Kids of All Ages

Mariachi Guitars for Kids of All Ages

New elementary mariachi programs are springing up everywhere! A majority of these elementary programs are starting in districts that already have thriving high school and middle school mariachi programs. This move to start mariachi programs earlier supplies students...
Meet the Mariachi Instruments

Meet the Mariachi Instruments

Let’s take a look at the musical instruments that make up the Mariachi Ensemble! It is essential to learn the necessary, fundamental qualities and attributes of these musical instruments to understand Mariachi music truly. People all over the world have become...