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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

Buckley's Jig

By G. Swain Buckley, 1860. Solo fretless banjo. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Aug 10, 2015 - 0 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

Anthony Street Reel

Another Frank Converse tune, from his 1886 Analytical Banjo Method (PDF link). [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jun 25, 2015 - 6 comments

Tiger Jig

From Buckley's Banjo Guide, 1868. Played on a new minstrel style banjo made by Jeff Menzies and an old tambourine of indeterminate age.
posted by usonian on Mar 19, 2014 - 1 comment

Sugar Cane Dance

An elegantly arranged banjo piece composed by Frank B. Converse for his 1886 Analytical Banjo Method.
posted by usonian on Jun 30, 2013 - 3 comments

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