Virtuoso Mariachi

Virtuoso Mariachi

by Jeff Nevin

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Overview

Virtuoso Mariachi by Jeff Nevin

Virtuoso Mariachi presents a unique insight into the history and development of Mexico's traditional music, including how its history has affected performance practice, an in-depth discussion of mariachi trumpet style and technique, a survey of song types common in mariachi music today, critical examination of current trends in mariachi and the performers who set them, and the author's thoughts on the future of mariachi music. This unique, intelligently written and long awaited work is extremely important to the world of mariachi and will serve to elevate the status of this beautiful and passionate music in the eyes of the general public, Classical-Music musicians and enthusiasts, students everywhere who are studying mariachi, and indeed the thousands of mariachi musicians around the globe themselves, who have seen their music greatly ignored by the academic community up until now. Included with each book is a coupon for a free, full-length CD of the author's Mariachi Champaña Nevín performing traditional mariachi music. This recording was made with great care and the intention of illustrating many of the issues discussed in Virtuoso Mariachi.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761821731
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 12/18/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Jeff Nevin is Assistant Professor, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, California.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgements Chapter 4 What is Mariachi? Chapter 5 The Mariachi Style Chapter 6 Vivrato Chapter 7 Phrasing Chapter 8 Mariachi Song Styles Chapter 9 The Modern Virtuosos Chapter 10 Mariachi Vargas Today Chapter 11 Mariachi Cobre Chapter 12 Mariachi Sol de México de José L. Hernández Chapter 13 Conclusions Chapter 14 Appendix Chapter 15 Mariachi on the Web Chapter 16 Bibliography Chapter 17 Recordings Chapter 18 Index Chapter 19 About the Author

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