Viva La America! Banjo music from the 1860s!
Happy Inauguration Day, USA! Recently I've been learning how to transcribe banjo music from the earliest known books in the middle of the 19th century. I only have a modern 5-string banjo, so these tunes aren't accessible except with the use of tablature. The old time "minstrel" banjo was tuned a minor third lower than our modern C tuning of gCGBD. I have ten tunes from Buckley's Banjo Guide of 1868 freshly transcribed in modern tablature for both C and G tuning. At the botto