Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tenor Banjo 101 (Actually tenor banjo 50)

I've whittled the list of tunes I'm trying to play on tenor banjo to about 50 for the time being.

Oldtime –  16 tunes
Almondo Boswell Polka - G
Arkansas Traveler - D
Critter’s Gone to Texas - C
El Churrumbe Beans - G
Flop Eared Mule - D/A
Girl I Left Behind Me - G
Jamie Allen - G
June Apple - A
My Love is But a Lassie - D
Over the Waterfall - D
Quince Dillon's High D - D
Seven Step Polka - G
Soldier’s Joy - D
Sugar Candy Schottische - C
Whalen's Breakdown - C
Whiskey Before Breakfast - D

Irish (non-jig) – 13 tunes
All the Way to Galway - D
Doon the Brae - Am
Farewell to Whisky - G
Flowers of Edinburgh - G
Frosty Battle of Aughrim - Dm
Johnny Mickey’s - A
Kitchen Girl - A
Old Gray Cat - Em
Rakes of Mallow - G
Road to Boston - D
Road to Lisdoonvarna - Em
Staten Island Hornpipe - D
Tralee Jail - Em

Jigs – 9 tunes
Camp Pleasant Jig - D
Clouds Thicken - Em
Cock of the North - A
Dancing Susan - C
Kesh Jig - G
Minnesota 6/8 Two Step - D/A
Star Above the Garter - D
Swallowtail Jig - Em
Tarantella - C

Rags –  5 tunes
Bb Rag
Eli Green's Cakewalk - Em
Hawkins Rag - C
Sally’s Hoppwaltz - D
Walking Uptown - D

Waltz – 4 tunes
Cajun Waltz - G
Fraksetter’s Waltz - D
Shoe the Donkey - G
Valse De Los Panos

European – 3 tunes
Hatikvah - Dm
La Gigue
Oriantalische Melody

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