The Glen Waltz

By G.H. Bisbee, from Frank B. Converse’s 1872 book “The Banjo and How to Play It.” Played on a fretted banjo in modern concert tuning.

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.