Briggs Banjo Instructor of 1855 By Thomas F. Briggs

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    This is an actual reprint in book form of the first banjo tutor published in the U.S. in 1855 and is the primary source of our 160 year old five-string banjo tradition. The contents of this method give an excellent view of the mid-19th century art of banjo playing, presenting sections on the rudiments of music; precise instructions on how to hold, tune,strike & finger the banjo; plus a collection of truly American instrumental music, in many cases the first transcriptions of such standards as Old Dan Tucker, Boatman's Dance, Old Zip Coon (Turkey in the Straw), and others. 52 pages, including an Introduction by Joe Ayers. The reprint copyright is owned by Tuckahoe Music and offered here by permission. Briggs Banjo Instructor of 1855