Early American Banjo (Book + Online Audio)
Transcriptions from Buckley's Banjo Guide of 1868
30718M

Early American Banjo by Tim Twiss provides complete banjo tablature transcriptions of the instrumental solos that first appeared in standard notation in Buckley’s Banjo Guide of 1868. This modern tablature edition of over 100 mid-19th century jigs, waltzes, polkas, hornpipes and reels provides insight to the transition between the African down-stroke technique, which preceded claw-hammer style and the newer, more refined plucking technique.

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Product Number:
30718M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Notation Type:
Tab
Pages:
120
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
1-5134-6231-8
ISBN13:
978-15134-6231-8
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
11/6/2018

Early American Banjo by Tim Twiss provides complete banjo tablature transcriptions of the instrumental solos that first appeared in standard notation in Buckley’s Banjo Guide of 1868. This modern tablature edition of over 100 mid-19th century jigs, waltzes, polkas, hornpipes and reels provides insight to the transition between the African down-stroke technique, which preceded claw-hammer style and the newer, more refined plucking technique.

James Buckley (1803 – 1872), sometimes referred to as the “Father of the Classical Banjo,” was one of the most prolific transcribers of early banjo music. His compositions and arrangements were performed on the minstrel stage, and his scholarly discipline produced a lasting record of banjo music of his era. This repertoire collection includes easy tunes as well as more complex pieces suited for the concert stage. The player will delight in discovering how fresh and unusual some of this music sounds, even today–all in modern banjo tab.

While best experienced on a period reproduction, gut-string fretless banjo in a lower tuning, any 5-string banjo in C tuning (gCGBD) may be used to interpret this collection. Includes access to online audio.

Abraham’s Daughter
Andrew Leavitt’s Jig
Annie Lisle
Anvil Chorus
Aunt Dinah’s Sauce Pan
Bandurand Polka
Ben Cotton’s Clog Dance
Billy Morris’s Jig
Blue Bell Valse
Bobey Nickle’s Jig
Bolton Clog Hornpipe
Buckley’s Hornpipe
Budworth Jig
Bully for All
Charleston Gals
Chickahominy Jig
Chimes on the Bells
Clog Hornpipe
Congo Jig
Contraband Jig
Dan Bryant’s Jig
Dan Emmett’s Reel
Darling Nelly Gray
De Old Lame Horse
Dearest Mae
Dick Sand’s Clog Hornpipe
Do They Think of Me at Home?
Don’t You Hear de Bulgine?
Empire Hornpipe
Excelsior Rondo
Fandango
Fisher’s Hornpipe
Frank Converse’s Jig
Fred Buckley’s Hornpipe
G. Swaine Buckley’s Celebrated Minor Jig
General Burnside’s Jig
General Pope’s Jig
Glory Hallelujah
Hayes' Clog Hornpipe
Hear Him Johnny, Hear Him
Jack is the Lad
Jedediah’s Clog Hornpipe
Jim Lee’s Jig
Joe Murphy’s Jig
John Anderson My Joe
Johnny Campbell’s Jig
Kate Kearny Waltz
Kettle Drum Polka
Ladies in de Parlour
Lazy Joe
Les Sylphides
Let Me Kiss Him for His Mother
Lon Morris’s Jig
Lor Bres de Ladies
May-Flower Schottische
Napoleon W. Gould’s Polka
Nelly Was a Lady
Niagra Polka
Nine O’Clock Bell Jig
No One to Love
Pacific Scottische
Pat Malloy’s Jig
Pat the Boy's Jig
Pea Nut Girl
Pearl Waltz
Piccayune Butler
Ring, Boys, Ring
Sally Come Up
Savory’s Jig
Scotch Jig
Sheridan’s Hornpipe
Snapping Turtle Jig
Soap Fat Man
Spalding’s Jig No. 1
Spalding’s Jig No. 2
Spalding’s Jig No. 3
Spalding’s Jig No. 4
Spalding’s Jig No. 5
Star-Spangled Banner
Storm Galop
Sugar in de Gourd
Tenpenny Bit
The Cure
The Frolic
The Jubilee
The Lily
Tiger Jig
Toe de Mark Jig
Tonawanda Hornpipe
Turn Up Jack
Uncle Ned
Union Jig
Varginny Tobacco Plant Jig
Villikins and His Dinah
Viva la America
Von Bonhorst Jig
Waltz
When I Saw Nellie Home
Willie, We Have Missed You
Wood Up Quick Step
Wrecker’s Daughter
Yorktown Polka
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About the Author
 
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