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It still blows my mind that something this funky came out of 1880, and someone had the patience to write this syncopation down so precisely. God Bless Frank Converse. I know Carl plays the heck out of this one. I'll be back with percussion for this one sometime.

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Comment by Kevin Taylor on July 1, 2013 at 8:18am

Is there a notation version of the converse 1880 book available? I saw the tab of this on the site, but was just wondering if the whole book is available.

Comment by Tim Twiss on July 1, 2013 at 8:21am


I was actually referring to the 1886 Analytical Method.

Comment by Strumelia on July 1, 2013 at 9:42am

Kevin, are you asking about modern TAB for the whole book, or are you asking about the original tutor notation itself?, which is what Tim is pointing to.

Comment by Kevin Taylor on July 2, 2013 at 8:01am

The original notation. I found it on his site. I think I had come across those before but my web browser wouldn't download it. I tried a different one and I'm good to go. Thanks.

Also, I don't know if anyone has linked here in the past, but I found several online books as well here:


Comment by Strumelia on July 2, 2013 at 9:06am

Kevin, good to be reminded of that wonderful additional resource.   :)


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