Minstrel Banjo

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Monarchs of Minstrelsy pdf link

Here is a link to Google Books for Monarchs of Minstrelsy http://books.google.com/books?id=rRc5AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA163&lpg=PA163&dq=

Started by Elaine Masciale

0 Jan 19, 2009

Winner's New Primer

I am posting a few tunes from the overlooked Winner's New Primer of 1864. It is an excellent source of material, but not as commonly used a…

Started by Tim Twiss

5 Jan 17, 2009
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VMI Quickstep (Virginia Military Institute) (1857)

I arranged this tune from piano sheet music for a Civil War conference I attended several years ago. It included a tour of VMI. I love the…

Started by Greg Adams

2 Jan 15, 2009
Reply by Tim Twiss

Dick Sliter's Reel (Rice 1858)

Tim and I have been corresponding on this tune. Does anyone else play it? If so, would you be willing to share a video of how you interpret…

Started by Greg Adams

12 Jan 13, 2009
Reply by Tim Twiss

Buy Sell Trade

Could (or should) we have a spot for instrument classifieds? I'm sure folks are always looking to buy or sell stuff.

Started by Tim Twiss

5 Jan 11, 2009
Reply by Tim Twiss

Slight differences

I recently pulled out 2 tunes for comparison. The song is "Peel's Jig" as found in the Buckley 1860 Book, as well as the Emmett Mauscript.…

Started by Tim Twiss

4 Jan 10, 2009
Reply by Tim Twiss

What a delightful site

It is really nice to see a forum dedicated to early banjos. I really like the videos section. Tinpan

Started by Tinpan

1 Jan 9, 2009
Reply by Paul Certo

Oh, what's de Matter Suse Ann.

This song, arranged for banjo and voice in Phil. Rice's Correct Method for the Banjo, can also be found in the same book arranged for solo…

Started by Carl Anderton

2 Jan 4, 2009
Reply by John Masciale


Does anybody have, or use, any of the Christy's Somgsters or Old Cremona? What are these like? I have never seen them.

Started by Tim Twiss

1 Jan 3, 2009
Reply by Carl Anderton

Fiddle Sources

Of course the Minstrel Banjo is closely knit to the fiddle music of that time. Is anybody playing tunes from fiddle books? Ihave been using…

Started by Tim Twiss

1 Jan 2, 2009
Reply by John Masciale


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