The New Method for Tenor Banjo

Tenor Banjo(plectrum), online tutorial by William C. Stahl

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PREFACE
In presenting this work to the Banjo Students of America, the author expresses the hope that it may in some degree contribute to make the science and art of Banjo playing a study of much pleasure. The design has been, to compress in a small volume the leading principles of practical banjo playing, and it is confidently believed, that the student will obtain in this work all thai is necessary to discriminate between false and correct methods.
In the elementary part, it will be found that the treatment of rudimentary instructions, preparatory to the study of the instrument proper, illustrations have been made to assist the student in that, which is essential to a thorough knowledge of technicalities, as it is of great importance that a good BEGINNING should be made in this branch which is applicable to any instrument.
TO THE TEACHER
The author would suggest to teachers of the Banjo, that the advancement of their pupils would be much more satisfactory to them, if each was required to commit to memory the various signatures, the major scales and their relations, the attendant chords, etc Also to acquaint the pupil with musical terms and signs by demonstrating upon their instrument this, which produces and develops the ART in music Questions answered in a hazy and unintelligent sort of a way, keeps the pupil in a doubtful state of mind, and would certainly reflect upon his abilities as an instructor. The pupil admires the skill of the teacher who so materially lightens his labors by INTELLIGENT answers to the betterment of hie musical education. That this work may facili­tate the attainment of so worthy an object, is the sincere hope of
WM. C. STAHL