Early American Classics for Banjo (eBook + Online Audio)
Here is the Forgotten Heritage: Great Banjo Music! Discover the birth of the American fingerstyle banjo in this collection of 28 of the finest tunes culled from banjo publications between 1860 and 1887. Learn amazing banjo music by some of the early leading players, James Buckley, Albert Baur, and the great Frank B. Converse, the greatest virtuoso of his day. From folk-style dances to parlor dances such as the Polka, Mazurka and Schottische, to advanced Romantic-period classical-style solos. Can be played o ...more
Product Number:
22172BCDEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
60
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6106-5996-1
ISBN13:
978-16106-5996-3
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
7/7/2016
Here is the Forgotten Heritage: Great Banjo Music! Discover the birth of the American fingerstyle banjo in this collection of 28 of the finest tunes culled from banjo publications between 1860 and 1887. Learn amazing banjo music by some of the early leading players, James Buckley, Albert Baur, and the great Frank B. Converse, the greatest virtuoso of his day. From folk-style dances to parlor dances such as the Polka, Mazurka and Schottische, to advanced Romantic-period classical-style solos. Can be played on modern banjos or period-style instruments. The audio recording by Rob MacKillop features a gut-strung banjo, and is played with the flesh of the fingertips, in the old American tuning. For modern instrument players, Rob has provided TAB and a Standard Notation stave at modern banjo pitch. Clawhammer players will find many of the pieces in the book suitable for their technique, and bluegrass/fingerstyle players will be able to play all the pieces. Rob MacKillop provides a fascinating introductory essay, placing the music in its historical context, while his audio of performances can be viewed as a stand-alone recording by a leading player in the revival of this great American banjo heritage. Online audio available for download.
Early American Classics for Banjo

Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................3
James Buckley
Jig from French Quadrilles ..................................................................................................................................14
Buckley’s Jig ........................................................................................................................................................15
Waltz with Variations ............................................................................................................................................16
Wild Flower Mazurka ..........................................................................................................................................19
Leavit’s Polka........................................................................................................................................................20
James Buckley’s Fancy Solo ................................................................................................................................21
One String Waltz ..................................................................................................................................................22
Albert Baur
Electric Light Reel ................................................................................................................................................24
Twisted Rope Jig ..................................................................................................................................................26
“Too Utterly Too” Clog Dance ............................................................................................................................27
Minstrel Stage Reel ..............................................................................................................................................28
Nobody Knows Reel ............................................................................................................................................29
Lively Twins Reel ................................................................................................................................................30
Jumping Jacks Reel ..............................................................................................................................................31
Frank B. Converse
Prelude ..................................................................................................................................................................32
Blue Bell of Scotland............................................................................................................................................34
The Pequot Galop..................................................................................................................................................35
Gumbo Reel ..........................................................................................................................................................36
The Picnic Reel ....................................................................................................................................................37
The Starlight Mazurka ..........................................................................................................................................38
The Starlight Polka................................................................................................................................................39
Leaning on the Garden Gate ................................................................................................................................40
La España Waltz....................................................................................................................................................42
The Dell Schottische ............................................................................................................................................44
Boquet Mazurka....................................................................................................................................................46
Minor March ........................................................................................................................................................48
The Dream Mazurka ............................................................................................................................................49
Essence of Old Virginny ......................................................................................................................................52
 
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