Early Banjo Etudes
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This collection of ten original etudes is firmly rooted in the 19th Century tradition. It ventures no further in technique than was common practice of that time. The harmonies, melodies, and rhythms are consistent with banjo publications found 1850-1880. For all practical purposes, it is an extension of that period.
These ten etudes cover a variety of styles found in banjo music. I included a straight eighth note Juba style,
dotted rhythms, dactyl and anapaest rhythmic motifs, 6/8 timing, minor keys, syncopation and waltzes. Pieces are put together to reflect balanced and simplistic forms.