For enthusiasts of early banjo
From Turner's 60 Breakdowns, Jigs and Hornpipes by Herbert J. Ellis, ca 1900. Thanks to Andy Chase for introducing this book to me, and inspiring me to learn...
Thanks, Tom. Andy Chase does a real nice classic finger-style version of it: https://youtu.be/sU_-63vKp6k
Very nice. Do you know where I can find Turner's 60 Breakdowns, Jigs and Hornpipes?
Hi David - I've tried to "re-find" it since I downloaded it some time ago, but to no avail. I can't recall where I got it. I thought maybe the classic-Ning site, or internet archive...but I guess not. Sorry. Maybe someone else knows? It's a nice book by the way - the tunes are pretty easy to read, and interesting. C notation.
These were all posted on the late Hal Allert's Classicbanjo.com website which is no longer active (but his classicbanjoradio.com site is sill maintained by his daughters).
Putting these up on the internet archive has been on my list but I just have not done it. Paul, all this stuff is in the public domain so feel free to upload the PDF to the internet archive. I'll likely continue to forget to do it (I am currently digitizing all of the 5-Stringers).
I should add that I think Hal got most of what he posted from Marc Smith (trapdoor) who has been extreamly generous with his collection.
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