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More Minstrel Banjo (Frank Converse's Banjo Instructor)
Features performance notes and transcriptions by Joseph Weidlich.
Learn to play banjo in the authentic Civil War minstrel style.

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More Minstrel Banjo Frank Converse's Banjo Instructor
Performance Notes and Transcriptions by Joseph Weidlich

This particular book of banjo music comes from Frank Converse's Banjo Instructor, Without a Master published at the end of the Civil War in 1865.

It includes banjo solos, jigs, songs, reels, walk arounds and more. The tunes are progressively arranged in tablature "tab" notation and clearly explained so you can become a proficient minstrel-style banjoist without the aid of a teacher.

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

Contains 30 tunes with tablature only (no lyrics).

Compound Meter
Right Hand Fingering
Unusual Right Hand Fingerings
Fifth String Inversion Notes
Eight Note Rest Usage as a Tied Note
Nail Glide Examples
First/Second Endings
Notes On The Tablature

Tunes (tablature only, no lyrics)
Arkansas Traveler
Bee Gum Reel
The Boatman's Dance
Boston Jig
Brighton Jig
Bully for You
Butler's Jig
Calabash Dance
Callowhill Jig
Cane Brake Reel
The Charcoal Man
Coon Hunt Walk Around
Cotton Pod Walk Around
Hyde's Favorite
It Will Never Do To Gib It Up So
Lanagan's Ball
Luke West's Walk Around
Matt Peel's Walk Around
My Love is But A Lassie
O'Flarharty's Wake
Oh Susanna
Operatic Jig
Original Essence of Old Viginny
Rattlesnake Jig or Hoop De Dooden Doo
Rumsey's Jig
Union Cockade
Walk into the Parlor
Whole Hog or None
Yankee Doodle

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  • 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 30 Civil War era Tunes: Great tunes, many still popular today.
  • Illustrated: Vintage illustrations throughout.

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