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A Brief History on the Mariachi Tradition


Analyzing Mariachi Traditional and Popular Song Forms

The Corrido

  • Similar to the ranchera in introduction, verse (yet has NO refrain) remates and tag endings.
  • Majority are in 3/4.
  • Differentiated by the song content.  Typically, the corrido (similar to a ballad) tells a story and may identify who, where, when, what and why in the verse.
  • Used to preserve historical tales during the revolution, although some stories are “tall tales”!


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The Son Jaliscience The Jarabe The Ranchera
The Serenata The Vals The Bolero
The Corrido The Polka The Chotis
The Clasica The Huapango The Cumbia


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