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Early 5-String Banjo Solos In Historic 19th Century Stroke, Clawhammer and Guitar Styles

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Banjo - Intermediate
Old Time, Perfect binding. Other. Book and online audio. 56 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #30991M. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.30991M).

Item Number: MB.30991M

ISBN 9781513468662. 8.75x11.75 inches.

Five-string banjo enthusiasts who play in the stroke, clawhammer or guitar styles will enjoy these 50 melodic, tab-only arrangements. The collection is unique in that it includes reels, polkas, jigs, hornpipes, minstrel songs, ballads, light classics, and a Christmas tune—nearly all in C tuning with the fourth string a step lower than the typical 5-string G tuning. Well-known classical and popular composers: Beethoven, Foster, and Vivaldi, plus collector/historian-authors: Converse, Emmett, Howe, Kerr, O’Neill, and Ryan—are all represented in this book.With the exception of two Twiss originals, the music was chosen from sources available circa 1840 – 1890. Some of these settings can be used as accompaniment to unison singing; all are designed to lie well on the 5-string fretboard for optimal playability. Using a custom-built fretted, nylon-string banjo, the author has provided online recordings of every tune for ease of learning.

  • Angelina Baker  
  • Back Side Of Albany 
  • Battle Cry of Freedom 
  • Battle Hymn Of The Republic 
  • Bird On The Wing Jig 
  • Bob Chadduckas Jig 
  • Buffalo Gals 
  • De Old Jaw Bone 
  • Captain Francis Wemyss 
  • Castles In The Air 
  • Copperas Minor 
  • Cracovienne Quickstep 
  • Durangas Hornpipe 
  • Essence Of Old Kentucky 
  • Essence Of Sugar Cane 
  • Fairy Dance 
  • Fuir Elise 
  • Genuine Jig 
  • Golden Slippers 
  • Grape Vine Twist 
  • Harvest Home 
  • Hattie Schottische 
  • Haste to the Wedding 
  • Isabella Doane Scottische 
  • Kilkenny Hornpipe 
  • Lincolnas Hornpipe 
  • Long Tail Blue 
  • Minstrelas Fancy-Clog 
  • Miss Dalyas Jig 
  • My Old Kentucky Home 
  • Mrs. Francis Wemyss 
  • Nighttime Lament 
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem 
  • Old Tare River 
  • The Bonnie Blue Flag 
  • Oyster Sally 
  • Pompey Ran Away 
  • Rattle The Cash Jig 
  • Rose Of Alabama 
  • Rustic Dance 
  • Samas Opinion 
  • Sand Jig I 
  • Sand Jig Ii 
  • Shins About The Fireside 
  • The Black Brigade Camp Dance 
  • Southern Rose 
  • The Keel-Row Reel 
  • Titaniaas Favorite Polka 
  • Whiddonas Favorite Reel 
  • Vivaldias Concerto In D 
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