Briggs’ Banjo Instructor

Containing the Elementary Principles of Music, together with Examples and Lessons Necessary to Facilitate the Acquirement of a Perfect Knowledge of the Instrument

Briggs’ Banjo Instructor Book Cover



What Is This?

Long before jazz, old-time, or bluegrass, the banjo was associated with very different musical styles, now largely forgotten.

The music on this site is taken from (or inspired by) period sources from the 1800s through the early 1900s.