Buckley’s Banjo Guide

Containing the Elementary Principles of Music, together with New, Easy and Progressive Exercises, and a great variety of Songs, Dances, and Beautiful Melodies, Many of them never before published.

Buckley’s Banjo Guide 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.