Minstrel Banjo

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Selections from Septimus Winner's New Primer for the Banjo (1864)

Some basic, yet nuanced, content from Winner's 1864 banjo book.

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Comment by Carl Anderton on January 17, 2009 at 5:59pm
You got another Winner here, Greg.
Comment by Strumelia on March 21, 2018 at 2:32pm

This is a great video for folks starting stroke style.  For people coming from clawhammer playing to minstrel stroke style, it helps to show especially how the thumb is used a little differently than the usual oldtime banjo way.  The result sounds distinctively 'stroke style'.

These are good tunes to work on, Greg, and I love how you recorded them so clearly. Thanks!

Youtube has a '1/2 speed' setting for playback, and that would make it even easier to learn and follow along from this video!  


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