Brigg's Banjo Instructor

by Thomas F. Briggs
$20
sku: 351-1
Fascinating reprint of the 1855 fretless banjo tutor, with a mother lode of quaintly-named tunes of the period. Standard notation only. WARNING: Although this is an invaluable document of the banjo's early development, it's also an artifact of popular culture years before the Civil War and some of the songs published here depict the worst kind of racial stereotypes common to the era. 88 pp.   More Details...

Fascinating reprint of the 1855 fretless banjo tutor, with a mother lode of quaintly-named tunes of the period. Standard notation only. WARNING: Although this is an invaluable document of the banjo's early development, it's also an artifact of popular culture years before the Civil War and some of the songs published here depict the worst kind of racial stereotypes common to the era. 88 pp.