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Early American Banjo: Banjo or Mandolin

Book Only | Banjo or Mandolin
Publisher Mel Bay Publications
Instrumentation Banjo

Early American Banjo by Tim Twiss provides complete banjo tablature transcriptions of the instrumental solos that first appeared in standard notation in Buckley’s Banjo Guide of 1868. This modern tablature edition of over 100 mid-19th century jigs, waltzes, polkas, hornpipes and reels provides insight to the transition between the African down-stroke technique, which preceded claw-hammer style and the newer, more refined plucking technique.

James Buckley (1803 – 1872), sometimes referred to as the “Father of the Classical Banjo,” was one of the most prolific transcribers of early banjo music. His compositions and arrangements were performed on the minstrel stage, and his scholarly discipline produced a lasting record of banjo music of his era. This repertoire collection includes easy tunes as well as more complex pieces suited for the concert stage. The player will delight in discovering how fresh and unusual some of this music sounds, even today–all in modern banjo tab.

While best experienced on a period reproduction, gut-string fretless banjo in a lower tuning, any 5-string banjo in C tuning (gCGBD) may be used to interpret this collection. Includes access to online audio.

Language ENG-UK
Difficulty Intermediate
Product Format Instrumental Album
Genre Folk USA
Product Type Sheet Music
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Release Date 2018
Pages 120
ISBN 9781513462318
Edition Number MLB30718M
Catalog No. MB30718M
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Songlist

  1. Abraham’s Daughter
  2. Andrew Leavitt’s Jig
  3. Annie Lisle
  4. Anvil Chorus
  5. Aunt Dinah’s Sauce Pan
  6. Bandurand Polka
  7. Ben Cotton’s Clog Dance
  8. Billy Morris’s Jig
  9. Blue Bell Valse
  10. Bobey Nickle’s Jig
  11. Bolton Clog Hornpipe
  12. Buckley’s Hornpipe
  13. Budworth Jig
  14. Bully for All
  15. Charleston Gals
  16. Chickahominy Jig
  17. Chimes on the Bells
  18. Clog Hornpipe
  19. Congo Jig
  20. Contraband Jig
  21. Dan Bryant’s Jig
  22. Dan Emmett’s Reel
  23. Darling Nelly Gray
  24. De Old Lame Horse
  25. Dearest Mae
  26. Dick Sand’s Clog Hornpipe
  27. Do They Think of Me at Home?
  28. Don’t You Hear de Bulgine?
  29. Empire Hornpipe
  30. Excelsior Rondo
  31. Fandango
  32. Fisher’s Hornpipe
  33. Frank Converse’s Jig
  34. Fred Buckley’s Hornpipe
  35. G. Swaine Buckley’s Celebrated Minor Jig
  36. General Burnside’s Jig
  37. General Pope’s Jig
  38. Glory Hallelujah
  39. Hayes' Clog Hornpipe
  40. Hear Him Johnny, Hear Him
  41. Jack is the Lad
  42. Jedediah’s Clog Hornpipe
  43. Jim Lee’s Jig
  44. Joe Murphy’s Jig
  45. John Anderson My Joe
  46. Johnny Campbell’s Jig
  47. Kate Kearny Waltz
  48. Kettle Drum Polka
  49. Ladies in de Parlour
  50. Lazy Joe
  51. Les Sylphides
  52. Let Me Kiss Him for His Mother
  53. Lon Morris’s Jig
  54. Lor Bres de Ladies
  55. May-Flower Schottische
  56. Napoleon W. Gould’s Polka
  57. Nelly Was a Lady
  58. Niagra Polka
  59. Nine O’Clock Bell Jig
  60. No One to Love
  61. Pacific Scottische
  62. Pat Malloy’s Jig
  63. Pat the Boy's Jig
  64. Pea Nut Girl
  65. Pearl Waltz
  66. Piccayune Butler
  67. Ring, Boys, Ring
  68. Sally Come Up
  69. Savory’s Jig
  70. Scotch Jig
  71. Sheridan’s Hornpipe
  72. Snapping Turtle Jig
  73. Soap Fat Man
  74. Spalding’s Jig No. 1
  75. Spalding’s Jig No. 2
  76. Spalding’s Jig No. 3
  77. Spalding’s Jig No. 4
  78. Spalding’s Jig No. 5
  79. Star-Spangled Banner
  80. Storm Galop
  81. Sugar in de Gourd
  82. Tenpenny Bit
  83. The Cure
  84. The Frolic
  85. The Jubilee
  86. The Lily
  87. Tiger Jig
  88. Toe de Mark Jig
  89. Tonawanda Hornpipe
  90. Turn Up Jack
  91. Uncle Ned
  92. Union Jig
  93. Varginny Tobacco Plant Jig
  94. Villikins and His Dinah
  95. Viva la America
  96. Von Bonhorst Jig
  97. When I Saw Nellie Home
  98. Willie, We Have Missed You
  99. Wood Up Quick Step
  100. Wrecker’s Daughter
  101. Yorktown Polka
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