It’s that time of year. The first (and arguably the best) parade of the Mardi Gras season is happening this weekend, so, as a personal celebration, I decided to create and share an easy piano version of the Mardi Gras classic “Mardi Gras Mambo.” You can hear it below as performed by The Hawketts:

As with all New Orleans’ music, the rhythm is the only thing that might be a little tricky for beginners. The music uses the triads C, F, and G , and G7  in the positions as below as shown in cadence:

C major cadence (using G7 chord)

It also includes dotted quarter notes, 8th notes, syncopation, and tied notes.

As always, it’s available on my website here. And here’s a preview:

Mardi Gras Mambo

Posted by:Collin

A piano teacher based in New Orleans, LA.

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