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The Banjoist's Budget

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Banjo - Intermediate-Advanced
Saddle-stitched. Tunes. Book and online audio. 68 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #30824M. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.30824M).

Item Number: MB.30824M

ISBN 9781513466460. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This book contains the 50 late 19th century tunes in Albert Baurs 1883 anthology, The Banjoists Budget. The collection has roots in four main sources: minstrel songs, Irish popular and folk traditions, clog dancing tunes, and Gilbert and Sullivan favorites- all expertly played by Rob MacKillop on the accompanying online audio recording. The music is clearly typeset in standard notation and tablature for the 5-string banjo in Baurs original eAEG#B tuning; observing the tablature, however, this music can be played in modern-day concert C tuning, gCGBD. While Baur provided no technique instructions, the music can be played in the old minstrel stroke technique, the modern melodic clawhammer style, or fingerstyle. By contrast, MacKillop provides ample performance notes and a few tips within the notation. These melodies constitute an authentic audio window to a past century, when the five-string banjo was a classical instrument studied and played by serious students and expert musicians who read standard notation rather than tablature. In any case, here they are in notation and modern banjo tablature, together with a delightful online recording. Includes access to online audio.

  • Minstrel Stage Reel 
  • Muldoon Irish Reel 
  • On Deck Hornpipe 
  • The Captain Hornpipe 
  • Nobody Knows Reel 
  • Dangers Delight Hornpipe 
  • Mccormick Party Reel 
  • Hard Back Family Reel 
  • The Boss Reel 
  • Trouble Begins Reel 
  • The Pic-Nic Reel 
  • All Night Reel 
  • Always Happy Reel 
  • Sir Joseph Hornpipe 
  • Good Enough Irish Reel 
  • Before The Mast Hornpipe 
  • Mary Mccarty Irish Reel 
  • Latest Racket Reel 
  • Keep It Up Irish Reel 
  • Behind The Scenes Reel 
  • Rooney'S Favorite Irish Reel 
  • Lively Twins Reel 
  • Mcginley'S Reel 
  • Dick Deadeye Hornpipe 
  • First Mate Hornpipe 
  • The Wind Up Irish Reel 
  • Johnny'S Best Reel 
  • Jumping Jacks Reel 
  • Neat And Graceful Clog 
  • Twisted Rope Jig 
  • Wooden Shoes Clog Dance 
  • Electric Light Reel 
  • I'M Happy Clog Dance 
  • On The Barn Floor Jig 
  • Too Utterly Too Clog Dance 
  • Go As You Please Walk Around 
  • Silver Spangles Clog Dance 
  • Sand Dance Jig 
  • Aesthetic Clog Dance 
  • Heel Taps Jig 
  • Big Four Walk Around 
  • Mastodon Clog Dance 
  • Aunt Pricella'S Party Walk Around 
  • Artistic Jig 
  • Light And Airy Clog Dance 
  • On The Quiet Jig 
  • Takes The Cake Walk Around 
  • Medley Jig 
  • Just The Thing Clog Dance 
  • Roll Down The Curtain Walk Around 

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