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Unformatted text preview: Mariachi (loud trumpet+ mans voice) Musical style and instrument: It is a festive music. Whether in instrument form or with a vocalist , it is closely peppy. It is heavily imbued with European musical characteristic Instrument: violin, trumpet, guitar. Guitars appear in a number of forms, including the vihuela (small guitar) and guitarron (large guitar) Few percussion instruments are heard Vocalists use a full, often operatic voice, complemented by the occasional catcalls and laughter fellow band members, who chime in to help make the music more festive. History behind the music: Mariachi music is almost always in a major key, which in characteristic of happy music in European- related music tradition. The origin of the term mariachi is unknown. One popular theory is that the term is a corruption of the French term marriage, because the music was frequently found at weddings and other festive events. Mariachi first appeared in the southwestern state of Jalisco When, where, and for what purposed is it played: Early mariachi groups played primarily for festive events and in restaurants and taverns....
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- Spring '11