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The Banjoists Budget - Fifty Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes, Clogs, Walk-Arounds, Etc.

The Banjoists Budget - Fifty Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes, Clogs, Walk-Arounds, Etc.

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The Banjoists Budget Fifty Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes, Clogs, Walk-Arounds, Etc. (Intermediate-Advanced)

by A. Baur; edited and intabulated by Rob MacKillop

This book contains the 50 late 19th century tunes in Albert Baur’s 1883 anthology, The Banjoist’s Budget. The collection has roots in four main sources: minstrel songs, Irish popular and folk traditions, clog dancing tunes, and Gilbert and Sullivan favorites- all expertly played by Rob MacKillop on the accompanying online audio recording.

The music is clearly typeset in standard notation and tablature for the 5-string banjo in Baur’s original eAEG#B tuning; observing the tablature, however, this music can be played in modern-day concert C tuning, gCGBD. While Baur provided no technique instructions, the music can be played in the old minstrel stroke technique, the modern melodic clawhammer style, or fingerstyle. By contrast, MacKillop provides ample performance notes and a few tips within the notation.

These melodies constitute an authentic audio window to a past century, when the five-string banjo was a classical instrument studied and played by serious students and expert musicians who read standard notation rather than tablature. In any case, here they are in notation and modern banjo tablature, together with a delightful online recording. Includes access to online audio.

Product Number:    30824M

Format:    Book + Online Audio

Skill Level:    Intermediate-Advanced

Pages:    68

Binding:    Saddle Stitched

Size:    8.75 x 11.75

Date Published:    10_21_2020




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