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I'm lazy and have not looked. What are other sources of 19th Century guitar music?

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Comment by Tim Twiss on February 19, 2012 at 10:18pm

Hey, I just looked for Syrian Polka on the link Ian sent. I was going to try it on banjo here at home. I don't see it. I took mine from microfilm I got from Brown University. Can anybody else see this one??

Comment by Joel Hooks on February 20, 2012 at 12:17pm

Well, Charlie did anyway-- there are a few on by him on the LOC site. I don't recall seeing guitar specific stuff my Frank, though he did piano (his music education started with that).  The levy sight has some guitar arrangements that Stephen Foster did to his songs (they have been criticized because they don't follow his tasty piano works) , they fall into the standard root-chord-root-chord-chord sort of thing we see in banjo songs.

OK, I just searched the Levy site for "guitar" there is lots- have fun.  There is also a few guitar tutors on the LOC, those are what I used.

Comment by Tim Twiss on February 20, 2012 at 12:35pm

I'll go back to Levy's and poke around. I wonder if the Converse boys ever did anything like the Smothers Brothers..? ha ha

Comment by Tim Twiss on February 20, 2012 at 4:02pm

Thanks..the Method looks intreaguing. Anybody tried it yet? I'm goint to take a look.

thanks 

Comment by Tim Twiss on February 20, 2012 at 4:03pm

LOC?

 

Comment by Joel Hooks on February 22, 2012 at 4:43pm

Google "LOC" and see what you get (I'll give you a hint, it begins with "library," and ends with "Congress"). 

Comment by Tim Twiss on February 22, 2012 at 6:11pm

I know what it is. I just can't find it in there. I would appreciate a link more than a Google lesson.

Comment by Joel Hooks on February 22, 2012 at 6:30pm

Sorry...

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/mussmhtml/mussmhome.html

there's banjo music there too, though 1879 is the earliest.

Comment by Tim Twiss on February 22, 2012 at 8:51pm

I still can't find that Charlie Converse Method Book. Help!

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