Chips and Salsa: A Taste of Mariachi Music for the High School Orchestra

Elizabeth J Knighton, University of Washington

Through this set of lesson segments, students will engage with the mariachi music of Mexico through discussing audio and video clips, listening to individual instruments within ensemble and imitating them by ear, and through playing an arranged mariachi piece. Note: Music will need to be purchased from Smithsonian Folkways website to accompany the lessons.

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