Converse: New and Complete Method for the Banjo, With or Without a Master (A.K.A. “Green”) (1865)

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Frank B. Converse’s
NEW AND COMPLETE
Method for the Banjo,
WITH OR WITHOUT A MASTER.

(The above archived file is an 1867 edition of the tutor originally published in 1865.)

This instructive tutor by the “Father of the Banjo” bears a distinctively Irish flavor, from the green cover (and nickname) to the various jigs and reels inside.  Converse introduces the tunes grouped by key, each preceded by special exercises to facilitate playing.

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