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Early Minstrel Banjo, The
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Sheet Music
Voicing/Format Banjo
Composer Weidlich, Joe
Publisher Centerstream

Price: $29.95

Unavailable for Digital Delivery

Catalog #00000325

UPC code: 073999569797

Featuring more than 65 classic songs, this interesting book teaches how to pla y the minstrel banjo like players who were part of various popular troupes in 1865. The book includes: a short history of the banjo in the US in the antebel lum period, including the origins of the minstrel show; info on the constructi on of minstrel banjos, evolution of the lower-pitched minstrel banjo tunings, and idiomatic techniques peculiar to the minstrel banjo; chapters on each of t he seven major banjo methods published through the end of the Civil War; songs from each method in banjo tablature, many available first time; info on how t o arrange songs for the minstrel banjo; a reference list of contemporary gut a nd nylon string gauges approximating historical banjo string tensions in commo n usage during the a

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