Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

Thanks all, for visiting my site and taking advantage of the holiday download special. As usual, if you had (or have) any difficulty getting a tune or two, or if one was cut short, please let me know and I will send you the file right away. Don't forget to check out the Little Yellow Book by Converse. This material came out really well. Essential Stroke stuff...great tunes!

Also, on the site there are 11 original banjo books to download free. Thanks to Marc Smith, Brown University, and LOC, I have a great collection of the original notation.




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Comment by Ian Bell on January 5, 2013 at 12:18pm
Hey Tim,
I just gave the download service a try and got the tunes from the Yellow Book. I got just what you said I would - nicely played and well recorded examples of those tunes at a price anyone can afford. Two thumbs up from me! Combined with the PDF of the old books this is great resource.
Comment by Tim Twiss on January 5, 2013 at 8:39pm

Oh good....did they all download okay?

Comment by Ian Bell on January 6, 2013 at 8:51am
I haven't listened to every one all the way through yet. The ones I tried all seemed fine. I'll report back if I run into anything odd.
Comment by Tim Twiss on January 6, 2013 at 1:31pm

I know that site is not perfect, but it's pretty good. itunes would way overcharge. You could could not price those fairly on itunes. The quantity of this music available is way beyond normal commercial settings. There are almost 250 pieces just on these first 4 books I have done. How can anyone afford to compile and market all those...? I want them to be available...but affordable. I'm thinking of different formats.....custom order mixes of the material, I burn and send them. Include downloads of CD inserts if folks want them. Not sure where to turn with it all. I have so much, and more is coming. I want to make it accesible, but don't want to just give away everything.


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