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Mariachi Philharmonic (Mariachi in the Traditional String Orchestra)

Teacher's Manual

By Bob Phillips

Orchestra Teacher's Manual
Teacher's Manual. Composed by Bob Phillips. String Orchestra Collection. Latin. Book. 144 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.23878).

Item Number: AP.23878

ISBN 0739037897.

Experience the exciting music of the marichi tradition! Lifelong mariachi performer and educator John Nieto joins Bob Phillips to provide authentic orchestral settings of familiar, traditional tunes for string orchestra alone, mariachi band alone, or string orchestra and mariachi band together. Trumpet and accompaniment books are available to provide optional parts for trumpet, guitar, guitarrón, vihuela, piano, and harp. Historical background and arrangement ideas are provided in the Teacher's Manual.
Recorded Acc. Available.

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  • 2016-09-30 03:46:15.0 Difficult page turns and trumpet range

    I have performed two songs from this book with my orchestra two years ago (nb. purchased 9 years ago but always had problems with them as detailed below). The strings have the option of selecting one of three parts (melody, melodic harmony or accompaniment). Some other books also have three...

    parts. Unfortunately the parts are grouped on the same system and the songs run over three pages. Combined with repeats/DS/Coda the result is far too frequent page turns. It would have been far better to have offered each of the three parts separately (each on their own separate page so taking up the same number of pages within the book but without the page turns). Secondly the trumpet parts seems to be too high when compared the level required of the strings (although subjective). I have had much more success with Mariachi Mastery. Still Mariachi Philharmonic provides great selection of songs and quality arrangements.

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