Presented here in, you will find 4 easy versions of Indita Mía. If you are new to harp or mariachi style it is suggested that you work through the basic left and right hand exercises before trying these arrangements. In these arrangements you will be learning the foundations of what will follow in the more advanced arrangements on this web site. Important musical concepts include basic bass lines, independence of hands, coordinating both hands together, left hand basics for playing solo, and the octave style of left hand playing that is mandatory for mariachi.
IMPORTANT: Notice that the bass is alternating between the root and the fifth of each chord, and when playing the tonic chord (primera) "G", the root ("G") is played first, but when playing the dominant chord (segunda) "D7" the fifth ("A") of the chord is played first. This is a very important concept, and we will build on it in the more advanced arrangements. (The root of the chord is the note from which the chord is built, and fromwhere it gets its name. The fifth of a chord is the note a fifth above the root. The root of a G chord is G, and its fifth is D. The root of a D7 chord is D, and its fifth is A.)
The right hand melody is the same in the first three versions, and is only different in the fourth version so as it is to teach the chordal style for accompanying other instruments or for singing.
Version 1 is a simple first solo, with a single note style of bass lines and 2 note left hand chords. link
Version 2 is the same, but with left hand octaves and 3 note left hand chords. link
Version 3 has only octaves in the bass for the left hand, for when a guitar/vihuela is playing the chords. link
Version 4 is the same as 3, but with right hand chords. mariachi accompaniment style. link
I highly recommend that you master all four versions before proceeding onto the more advanced arrangements.
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