7 posts tagged with banjo and FretlessBanjo.
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Lilly Polka

A lovely little early fingerstyle composition for the banjo by Frank B. Converse, from his 1865 New and Complete Method for the Banjo With or Without a Master.
posted by usonian on Dec 5, 2016 - 7 comments

Brighton Jig

Another Frank Converse tune on fretless banjo - this one from 1865. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Aug 6, 2016 - 1 comment

Briggs' Breakdown (Fretless banjo piece from 1855)

Yet another quick solo tune from Briggs' Banjo Instructor of 1855.
posted by usonian on Jul 23, 2016 - 5 comments

Ephriam's Lament

An instrumental arrangement of a minstrel era standard, from Briggs' Banjo Instructor of 1855. Fretless banjo, tambourine, frame drum and bones. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Aug 30, 2015 - 1 comment

New York March

One more 1865 banjo tune for the city songs challenge trifecta! This is another Frank B. Converse composition. Fretless banjo and tambourine, a bit of reverb for extra stateliness.
posted by usonian on Jul 29, 2015 - 2 comments

Philadelphia Jig

Another 19th century banjo tune for the City Songs Challenge, this one from Frank B. Converse's New and Complete Method for Banjo With and Without A Master. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jul 25, 2015 - 1 comment

Lord Bless the Ladies

Written by James Buckley, from his 1868 Banjo Guide. Fretless stroke style banjo with a simple 2nd banjo accompaniment.
posted by usonian on Jun 26, 2015 - 0 comments

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