Hamilton College Library Online Exhibits


The Complete Preceptor for the Banjo

Containing all necessary instruction, with a large collection of music adapted to the instrument, including most of the songs sung by the Christy Minstrels

by Gumbo Chaff, A. M. A. First Banjo Player to the King of Congo, and author of the Ethiopian Glee Book, Ethiopian Accordeon Instructor, Ethiopian Violin Instructor, Ethiopian Flute Instructor, &c., &

Frank B. Converse's Banjo Instructor, Without a Master

Containing a choice collection of banjo solos, jigs, songs, reels, walk arounds, etc., progressively arranged, and plainly explained; enabling the learner to become a proficient banjoist without the aid of a teacher.

by Frank B. Converse

The Banjo, and How to Play It

Containing, in addition to the elementary study, a choice collection of polkas, waltzes, solos, schottisches, songs, reels, hornpipes, jigs, etc., with full explanations of both the "banjo" and "guitar" styles of execution, and designed to impart a complete knowledge of the art of playing the banjo practically without the aid of a teacher

by Frank B. Converse

Please note: The rest of the tutors may be soon found on Hamilton College's Digital Collections page.