Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

This is the accompaniment only to a piece found in the Phil Rice Method of 1858. I find many of the accompaniment parts to be as interesting, and also as complete, as the solos found in the book.

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Comment by Strumelia on February 16, 2016 at 10:08am

That's fascinating Tim.  It's true what you say!

Just yesterday(!) I was listening to Brian in another part of the house on fiddle, practicing on his own some of the minstrel tunes we normally play together in duet- and sometimes I found myself thinking-  "What the heck IS that tune? It sounds familiar and beautiful, but I totally can't place it."  Turns out it was the fiddle part he had come up with himself, and we had played the tune a million times, but when removing the banjo part it sounded like a cool but slightly odd new tune all by itself.  That's the beauty of accompaniments and the awesomeness of creating a second part.


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