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Minstrel Banjo (Briggs' Banjo Instructor)
Features performance notes and transcriptions by Joseph Weidlich.
Learn to play banjo in authentic antebellum and Civil War minstrel style.


 
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Minstrel Banjo Briggs' Banjo Instructor
Performance Notes and Transcriptions by Joseph Weidlich


This is the first book in the series of intabulations of music for minstrel-style banjo by Joseph Weidlich.

If you're looking to play authentic antebellum minstrel style banjo tunes like folks played before and during the Civil War, then this is the book for you.

Contains 50 tunes with tablature only (no lyrics).

Contents
Welcome
Holding the Banjo
Manner of Playing
Movements
Chords
Slurs
Other Comments
Concluding Comments
Notes on the Tablature

Tunes (tablature only, no lyrics)
Alabama Joe
Briggs' Breakdown
Briggs' Corn Shucking Jig
Briggs' Jig
Briggs' Reel
Camptown Hornpipe
Carney Jig
Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
Circus Jig
Dance, Boatman, Dance
Dandy Jim
Dearest Mae
De Bones in de Barnyard
De Gal Wid de Blue Dress On
Ethiopian Cracovienne
Ephriam's Lament
Git Up in de Mornin
Going Ober de Mountains
Hard Times
Jim Along Josey
Jim Crack Corn
Jim Crow Polka
Jordan is a Hard Road
Keemo Kimo
Kick Up de Debble on a Holiday
Lucy Long Polka
Lucy Neal
Mary Blane
Miss Lucy Long
Old Dan Tucker
Old Dinah's Goin' to Town
Old Joe
Old Johnny Boker
Old King Crow
Old '76 (Reel)
Old Zip Coon
O! Lud Gals
O! Pray Goody
Pitch Burgundy Plaster
Philadelphia Reel
Pop Goes the Weasel
Rosa Lee
Sebastopol Breakdown
Spanish Gallopade (with Variations)
The Side of Jordan
Wait for the Wagon
Walk Along John
Walk into de Parlor Jig
Who's Dat A Knockin' at de Door
Yankee Doodle (with Variations)



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Features
  • Large Format: Big 9" by 12" pages make tabulature easy to see.
  • Includes Performance Notes and Transcriptions: Makes banjo technique easier to learn.
  • Packed with 50 Antebellum Tunes: Great tunes, many still popular today.
  • Illustrated: Vintage illustrations throughout.

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