For enthusiasts of early banjo
By G.H. Bisbee, from Frank B. Converse's 1872 book "The Banjo and How to Play It." Played on a fret…
Tags: bisbee, 1872
From p. 105 of Frank Converse's Analytical Banjo method, meticulously notated syncopation & all.
Tags: reel, 1886
From Frank B. Converse's "The Banjo and How to Play It"
Tags: 1872, waltz
Zephyr Waltz, from Frank B. Converse's 1872 "The Banjo and How to Play It"
Tags: zephyr, waltz
A jig from Frank Converse's 1872 "The Banjo and How to Play It."
Tags: 1872, Converse
A super-short but fun one from Frank Converse's 1865 'Yellow book', with parlor guitar, rhythm bone…
Tags: multitrack, frankconverse
Nov 11, 2018
By James Buckley, from his 1868 book.
Aug 16, 2018
Playing on a train was a first for me, hopefully not a last!
Jul 29, 2018
From Frank B. Converse’s “The Banjo and How to Play It.”
Jul 17, 2018
Shaking off the cobwebs. From Converse's "Yellow Book", 1865. Love the weird B part; it's not crook…
Apr 7, 2018
From Frank Converse's "Yellow book" of 1865. Too much road noise and timing still a little bit stif…
Oct 7, 2017
This one had flown under my radar until I saw the video from Appomattox - a really nice elegant lit…
Tags: style, stroke
Oct 4, 2017
An early fingerstyle banjo piece by Frank B. Converse, from the "green book" of 1865. (Played here…
Tags: converse, waltz
Jul 10, 2017
An early finger style banjo piece By Frank B. Converse, from his 1865 "New and Complete Method for…
Tags: guitarstyle, polka
Dec 4, 2016
This well-known song was written in 1858 by Benjamin Hanby. This fingerstyle arrangement for 5 stri…
Tags: 1868, buckley
Nov 7, 2016
A simple but eloquent arrangement of the Stephen Foster tune, from James Buckley's 'New Banjo Guide…
Tags: foster, buckley
Nov 4, 2016
I can't believe I hadn't recorded a video of this old chestnut before. I did an audio recording for…
Nov 2, 2016
By Frank Converse, from "The Yellow Book" of 1865. Baby turkeys clamoring in the background.
Tags: brightonjig, converse
Jul 25, 2016
Tim's recent repost of the Gettysburg videos reminded me that this has been on my list forever. Wor…
Tags: breakdown, briggs
Jul 23, 2016
What with all these Old Joes flying around I figured I should include the first version of 'Old Joe…
May 3, 2016
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