Chicano/Regional Mexican Music- Help!!!!!!!!

2 songs,

1 full page each,


 A) (El Pastor )


 B) (Los Alegres de Terán)





Length: One (1) page, double-spaced, Times New Roman, size 12 font.



Describe the  vocal and instrumental performance and the lyrics, paying special attention to:


a)      The instruments that stand out and any solo instrumental parts.


b)      Technique used in strumming, plucking, bowing, etc.


c)      Vocal production: breath control and vowel placement in singing technique;  use of chest voice or falsete.


d)     Singing style: phrasing.


e)     Lyrics (Refer to the reader for translations.):  Do the lyrics convey any message? Is there any imagery used? What is the tone of the lyrics?  Defiant? Tender? Remorseful? Passionate? Detached? Lyrically, is this a happy, sad, introspective, or superficial piece? 


f)     List the following at the beginning of each review:

  1. Title of the selection and genre: son jarochoson de mariachihuapangocorrido, etc.
  2. Name of the composer (if known).

Name of the vocalist or ensemble.