Music Report(Chicano)

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 review:

 

1. Title of the selection and genre: son jarocho, son de mariachi, huapango, corrido, etc. 

 

2. Name of the composer (if known). 

 

3. Name of the vocalist or ensemble.

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