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Need help with Mexican Music

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A LA PUERTA DEL CIELO
AMANECER (Daybreak )
CIELITO LINDO
COPLAS
EL RANCHO GRANDE
GRACIAS A LA VIDA
GUANTANAMERA
HAY UNA MUJER DESAPARECIDA
LA GUITARRA
LA QUINCE BRIGADA
LOS CUATROS GENERALES
N-DE COLORES
RIU RIU
SENOR DON GATO
SI ME QUIERES ESCRIBIR
VENGA JALEO
VIVA LA QUINCE BRIGADA


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lloyd61 04 Oct 99 - 10:05 PM
CarlZen 05 Oct 99 - 01:25 AM
Peter T. 05 Oct 99 - 10:20 AM
Joe Offer 05 Oct 99 - 02:01 PM
M. Ted (inactive) 05 Oct 99 - 02:46 PM
lloyd61 05 Oct 99 - 09:56 PM
WyoWoman 05 Oct 99 - 11:13 PM
GUEST,Franz@powerup.com.au 04 Dec 03 - 07:03 AM
Steve-o 04 Dec 03 - 12:26 PM
Wilfried Schaum 04 Dec 03 - 02:10 PM
Desert Dancer 04 Dec 03 - 11:05 PM
Joe Offer 05 Dec 03 - 03:41 AM
GUEST,Lorenzo 03 Aug 04 - 09:59 PM
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Subject: Need help with Mexican Music
From: lloyd61
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 10:05 PM

Need to learn some Mexican Music

Next month I will be visiting a family in a small village, in the mountains, 100 miles from Mexico City. I would like to be able to play a few traditional songs on my Mandolin. Does anyone have any suggestion I could learn a few "simple" songs quickly.

lloyd61


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Subject: RE: Need help with Mexican Music
From: CarlZen
Date: 05 Oct 99 - 01:25 AM

(1)The CD 'Los Super 7' is mainly Tex-Mex, but most of the songs are older Mexican songs, many which the musicians remembered from their childhoods. Check out the "SingOut!" web site. The most recent issue has a big article on this CD, along with some songs.

(2)One song I always teach my fourth grade students is "Cielito Lindo". I don't know how remote the village is, but this is such a widely known song that it can always get a response. The Hispanic children in my class all seem to be familiar with the song, and I get lots of response from parents who are happy their children are learning the song.


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Subject: RE: Need help with Mexican Music
From: Peter T.
Date: 05 Oct 99 - 10:20 AM

We had an earlier thread with lyrics and chords recently on "La Llorona" which is a wonderful, scary, Mexican border song about the ghost of a weeping woman. There are two versions on record available: Joan Baez on Gracias a La Vida, and Tish Hinojosa's Aquella Noche (with lyrics). It is really easy to play (I do it Am, Dm, Am, E7 (repeat) Am, G, F, E, Am, G, F, E (repeat)) and would sound fabulous on the mandolin. There is a tougher one Tish sings, a traditional called "Estrellita" which would be dynamite on the mandolin. I can post the chords if you hook up to that album (great, great album, turned up thanks to a Mudcatter). yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Need help with Mexican Music
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Oct 99 - 02:01 PM

Hi, Lloyd - use the Forum filter or search and look for for spanish the most recent thread I recall is this one (click). You can als search the Digital Tradition lyrics database by category by putting @spanish or @mexican in the blue search box.

There's a wonderful site called ElMariachi.com - Click here for their songs page, which had 298 songs at last count. Hope that helps.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Need help with Mexican Music
From: M. Ted (inactive)
Date: 05 Oct 99 - 02:46 PM

I have always liked "Adelita"--but I have a suggestion for you--

When you play for people from in other countries, remember that they know their own songs, and usually way better than you--what they would be most interested in are the songs from your country, so polish up your favorites, and take along a couple songbooks of stuff you could play if you knew the words, to cover any requests that you get--there will be requests!


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Subject: RE: Need help with Mexican Music
From: lloyd61
Date: 05 Oct 99 - 09:56 PM

Thanks to all for the help. I will follow up on the suggestions, and M.Ted, you are right. My friend, Leo, enjoys the old American folk tunes like "Old Joe Clark" so it will be interesting to see how his family reacts to the music. The family lives on a farm far out in the mountains. I hope to learn from them and maybe they will learn a little from me.

lloyd61


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Subject: RE: Need help with Mexican Music
From: WyoWoman
Date: 05 Oct 99 - 11:13 PM

"Gracias a la Vida" is one of my favorite songs in the world.

"Cu-ca-ru-cu-cu, Paloma" is one of my favorites tambien. (I actually have the sheet music to it somewhere if you want me to fax it to you. Just send me a personal message and I'll get it to you right away...)

WW


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Subject: RE: Need help with Mexican Music
From: GUEST,Franz@powerup.com.au
Date: 04 Dec 03 - 07:03 AM

Hi
I'm looking for the sheet music or midi for Secreto Eterno by José Perches Enriquez. It has such lovely melody and words
thanks
Franz


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Subject: RE: Need help with Mexican Music
From: Steve-o
Date: 04 Dec 03 - 12:26 PM

See if you can learn "Volver Volver"- it's a really popular "standard", and might sound great on a mandolin.


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Subject: RE: Need help with Mexican Music
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 04 Dec 03 - 02:10 PM

M Ted proposes the right thing. But show interest in Mexican folksongs and learn some by the people you're visiting: I'm sure they'll appreciate it.
I've made the experience that a certain knowledge of foreign folksongs is most appreciated by people abroad. One evening during a student meeting in Germany I played two greek folksongs on my flute, and the Greeks present nearly went crazy for joy - it was so unexpected.

Wilfried


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Subject: RE: Need help with Mexican Music
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 04 Dec 03 - 11:05 PM

The original question dates from 1999, folks, so lloyd61's trip is (probably) long over.

Franz, you'd be best off starting a new thread for your request. Also, have you tried a Google search?

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Need help with Mexican Music
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Dec 03 - 03:41 AM

Becky's right, Franz. If you think we might be able to find the song for you, it's best to start a new thread. If we don't find it, we'll add it to our "unanswered requests" list so some kind and knowledgeable soul will find it in the future and respond. This page says the song is available on a CD called MUSICA MEXICANA DE SALON, by Raul Herrera. I didn't find any other mention of the song.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Need help with Mexican Music
From: GUEST,Lorenzo
Date: 03 Aug 04 - 09:59 PM

Estoy enamorado y quiero cantar los canciones de amor de Mexico a mi

amor. Paloma Quierida fue un gran exito a ella. Ella es de Sina loa.

Cual son algunos otros canciones? gRACIAs


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Subject: RE: Need help with Mexican Music
From: Sorcha
Date: 03 Aug 04 - 10:48 PM

Usted quiso La Paloma? Or, otres cancsiones? Mirando aqui...AQUI


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Subject: RE: Need help with Mexican Music
From: Escamillo
Date: 04 Aug 04 - 03:24 AM

Good link. Literal translations are correct. Also try ElMariachi.com as posted by Joe Offer above.
Lorenzo, you may use your English here :)

Un abrazo,
Andrés


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