12 classic mariachi songs are featured in this new bilingual method, Mariachi Mastery, from the Neil A. Kjos Music Company. Each song is preceded by graduated exercises to help your students learn to play in the correct style – from Ranchera Valseada to Son Jalisciense. The CD that comes with each student book is ideal for home practice use. Frequent “Mastering Mariachi” lessons will give your students the edge they need to sound like professional mariachi musicians! Songs include: De Colores, La Bamba, La Llorona, Tristes Recuerdos, and El Caballito!Mariachi Mastery is perfect for use by a traditional mariachi ensemble. The optional Viola (112VA), and Cello & Bass (112CO) books will make this an ideal supplement to your string orchestra curriculum – or add those instruments to make a “symphonic” mariachi! All studies and songs are playable by Violinists, Violists, and Trumpeters who have completed one year of study on their instrument. Guitarists and Harpists may begin their instrument with Mariachi Mastery!