Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by slapster, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. slapster


    Sep 23, 2003
    I've been trying to figure out some flamenco and or mariachi scales for a while now. If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  2. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    There isn't any unique scale that is designated as a "Mariachi scale." The most common scales employed would be associated with the particular style of Mariachi music: sones, rancheras, huapangos, boleros and polkas. (I like some of those, but not ranchera or polka.) There is a book you might like to check, "Mariachi Method for Guitar" written in English. Check:


    Flamenco does have scales that the style typically uses...most especially the Phrygian mode. It does also use major scales and harmonic minor scales. Again, the scales and keys typically used depend on the type of Flamenco. For a very detailed discussion of Flamenco music theory check:

    http://www.iranflamenco.com/points/...an the little bit of very schetchy info here.