For enthusiasts of early banjo
By H.C. Dobson c. 1884. I have the original hardcover publication.
( it's fragile )
For the chord strum sections you are supposed to do a "trick."
This was originally called the "Sangalli Dance" and was a pretty common act.
This version in this SSS Journal gives some direction as to the "tricks."
"Sangalli Trick Dance" by the orignal title is in this one...
Thanks for that Joel. Here's that page from Stewart.
Joel...you're the trick guy - can you do this?
I'm going to try those moves. Funny, but when I was going through it, it just seemed that there was something more to it...could not place a finger on what it was, but that makes sense.
Someone, please elaborate upon the relationship of the Stewart and Dobson.
Ha ha..I tried these moves. A young man's game. I'll keep going, but wow.........demanding to do it half way good.
Don't worry about it, old man, just keep bringing Timmy!
Not sure what you are asking Tim. In any industry people know each other and are "connected" somehow. Swaim did take lessons in the mid 1870s or so from George Dobson (who seemed to be the most honest of the family).
I don't really understand all the instructions. I did have a version worked up using just a few tricks. I have to slow it down and it gets pretty receptive music wise.
Oh, are you thinking that this piece is a connection? Nah, descriptions of this start to show up in newspapers in the 1850s. It was as common a banjo act as Spanish Fandango. The music shows up in quite a number of later "tutors." Common knowledge by the 1880s.
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