Music

New music

We published John Wills' newly written solo "Just Sublime" a few years ago and it remains a firm favourite.
You can download the sheet music by clicking here and by clicking here you can hear a recording of John playing his own composition.


If you are new to playing the zither-banjo or even the classic banjo, you will have realised that most of the tutors and music have long been out of print.

Mel Bay lists only one tutor (Frank Bradbury's). The two books of pieces with CDs by Chris Sands may well be out of print.

See their web-site for details.

     
Clifford Essex Music is the place to go - both the Grimshaw Tutor Book and How To Excell on the Banjo have been reproduced in new versions with Tablature and CDs.
Click here to find out more

 

Douglas Rogers has produced a series of photo-prints of old tutors, details of which can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

 


  The newest resource on the internet is http://classic-banjo.ning.com/
Although a general resource for Classic Banjo there are items of zither-banjo interest:
Free Exercise Sheet Downloads
Member's Discussion Forum
Videos to Watch
Free Music Scores to Download
Historic Photographs
Jukebox of Original Banjo Recordings

Become a member for free!
 
 
 
Joe Morley's Compositions

Phil Spiers has done an excellent job of scanning a large number of Joe's John Alvey Turner publication, click here for more information. 


Alfred Davies Cammeyer's Compositions

Permission has been obtained from the current Copyright Holder to publish the compositions of Alfred Davies Cammeyer on this web site. Click here to view the list


A Selection of Compositions

In the 1950's Joe McNaghten, writing in the BMG, produced a list of recommended solos for the zither banjo. This list was divided into Easy, Moderate and Difficult. In the fullness of time we hope to produce these as part of an online library. If you own copies of any of the solos and would like to submit them, we will happily acknowledge the source. 

Easy Moderate Difficult

 

John Alvey Turner Banjo Budget

John Alvey Turner published nearly 1,000 banjo solos in their Banjo Budget range. A complete list is now available in searchable format, which includes difficulty gradings.

Click here to download the spreadsheet

(Thanks to Eli Kaufman for filling in some gaps and Doug Parry of JAT for giving his blessing.)


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