Meet the Mariachi Musical Instruments

Let's take a closer look at the musical instruments that make up the Mariachi Ensemble. It is very important to learn the basic, fundamental qualities and attributes of these musical instruments. People all over the world have become familiar with Mariachi Music, but do not quite know the names or background of the instruments being played. This will be your opportunity to share an important part your knowledge and passion for Mariachi Music. The Mariachi Musical Instruments include the Guitarrón, Vihuela Mexicana, Guitarra de Golpe, Harp, Guitar, Violin, Trumpet and Voice.

Have you ever noticed which of the Mariachi Instruments in the Mariachi Ensemble are different from the other, more familiar instruments?

Musicians, non-musicians and music aficionados will approach you with a very inquisitive and interested look and ask you...

What do you call these instruments?

You guessed right!!! It's the Guitarrón, Vihuela Mexicana, Guitarra de Golpe. These instruments are indigenous to Mexico and the mariachi ensemble. These were the preferred instruments used in the states of central Jalisco, southern Jalisco and Michoacán.