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Tuesday, July 19 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Viva Mariachi

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Mariachi is an exciting and engaging style of music but can be intimidating to teach if you have no experience with the genre. This workshop will make Mariachi accessible to you and your students one step at a time. We will start with building the armonia that consists of guitar, vihuela, and guitarron (or bass). Next we will add in some earthy vocals and some gritos. The third layer will bring in the violin where we will learn some basic riffs even for the novice violinist. Finally we will put it all together and learn stage presence for the young Mariachi ensemble. When the workshop is complete, participants should feel more comfortable having the skills and tools to start a Mariachi program at their school.

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Beth Poquette Drews

Music Teacher, L.V. Stockard Middle School
Beth Poquette Drews is a 14 year veteran of the Dallas ISD where she teaches orchestra, guitar, modern band, and Mariachi. She presented at Rockfest 2014 and 2015 on Viva Mariachi for Beginners and is excited to be back at Rockfest 2016 for an encore presentation of Viva Mariachi for Beginners and new this year The Guitar Games.

Tuesday July 19, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Ballroom D

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