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  • Five-string banjo enthusiasts who play in the stroke, clawhammer or guitar styles will enjoy these 50 melodic, tab-only arrangements. The collection is unique in that it includes reels, polkas, jigs, hornpipes, minstrel songs, ballads, light classics, and a Christmas tune—nearly all in C tuning with the fourth string a step lower than the typical 5-string G tuning. Well-known classical and popular composers: Beethoven, Foster, and Vivaldi, plus collector/historian-authors: Converse, Emmett, Howe, Kerr, O’Neill, and Ryan—are all represented in this book.

    With the exception of two Twiss originals, the music was chosen from sources available circa 1840 – 1890. Some of these settings can be used as accompaniment to unison singing; all are designed to lie well on the 5-string fretboard for optimal playability. Using a custom-built fretted, nylon-string banjo, the author has provided online recordings of every tune for ease of learning.
     
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  • Angelina Baker
  • Back Side of Albany
  • Battle Cry of Freedom
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Bird on the Wing Jig
  • Bob Chadduck’s Jig
  • Buffalo Gals
  • De Old Jaw Bone
  • Captain Francis Wemyss
  • Castles in the Air
  • Copper’s Minor
  • Cracovienne Quickstep
  • Durang’s Hornpipe
  • Essence of Old Kentucky
  • Essence of Sugar Cane
  • Fairy Dance
  • Für Elise
  • Genuine Jig
  • Golden Slippers
  • Grape Vine Twist
  • Harvest Home
  • Hattie Schottische
  • Haste to the Wedding
  • Isabella Doane Scottische
  • Kilkenny Hornpipe
  • Lincoln’s Hornpipe
  • Long Tail Blue
  • Minstrel’s Fancy-Clog
  • Miss Daly’s Jig
  • My Old Kentucky Home
  • Mrs. Francis Wemyss
  • Nighttime Lament
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Old Tare River
  • The Bonnie Blue Flag
  • Oyster Sally
  • Pompey Ran Away
  • Rattle the Cash Jig
  • Rose of Alabama
  • Rustic Dance
  • Sam’s Opinion
  • Sand Jig I
  • Sand Jig II
  • Shins About the Fireside
  • The Black Brigade Camp Dance
  • Southern Rose
  • The Keel-Row Reel
  • Titania’s Favorite Polka
  • Whiddon’s Favorite Reel
  • (more...)

Early 5-String Banjo Solos

by Tim Twiss

SKU: 02-30991M

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Five-string banjo enthusiasts who play in the stroke, clawhammer or guitar styles will enjoy these 50 melodic, tab-only arrangements. The collection is unique in that it includes reels, polkas, jigs, hornpipes, minstrel songs, ballads, light classics, and a Christmas tune—nearly all in C tuning with the fourth string a step lower than the typical 5-string G tuning. Well-known classical and popular composers: Beethoven, Foster, and Vivaldi, plus collector/historian-authors: Converse, Emmett, Howe, Kerr, O’Neill, and Ryan—are all represented in this book.

With the exception of two Twiss originals, the music was chosen from sources available circa 1840 – 1890. Some of these settings can be used as accompaniment to unison singing; all are designed to lie well on the 5-string fretboard for optimal playability. Using a custom-built fretted, nylon-string banjo, the author has provided online recordings of every tune for ease of learning.
 
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Exact appearance of new instruments may vary.
  • Angelina Baker
  • Back Side of Albany
  • Battle Cry of Freedom
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Bird on the Wing Jig
  • Bob Chadduck’s Jig
  • Buffalo Gals
  • De Old Jaw Bone
  • Captain Francis Wemyss
  • Castles in the Air
  • Copper’s Minor
  • Cracovienne Quickstep
  • Durang’s Hornpipe
  • Essence of Old Kentucky
  • Essence of Sugar Cane
  • Fairy Dance
  • Für Elise
  • Genuine Jig
  • Golden Slippers
  • Grape Vine Twist
  • Harvest Home
  • Hattie Schottische
  • Haste to the Wedding
  • Isabella Doane Scottische
  • Kilkenny Hornpipe
  • Lincoln’s Hornpipe
  • Long Tail Blue
  • Minstrel’s Fancy-Clog
  • Miss Daly’s Jig
  • My Old Kentucky Home
  • Mrs. Francis Wemyss
  • Nighttime Lament
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Old Tare River
  • The Bonnie Blue Flag
  • Oyster Sally
  • Pompey Ran Away
  • Rattle the Cash Jig
  • Rose of Alabama
  • Rustic Dance
  • Sam’s Opinion
  • Sand Jig I
  • Sand Jig II
  • Shins About the Fireside
  • The Black Brigade Camp Dance
  • Southern Rose
  • The Keel-Row Reel
  • Titania’s Favorite Polka
  • Whiddon’s Favorite Reel
  • (more...)