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    Question Bickford's Mandolin Method - Vol.1

    Bickford in his Mandolin Method Vol.1 provides a number of SPECIAL NOTES (for example on Page 27 and on Page 32) where he references other pieces ("Big Injun", "At the Bridge", etc.) for further study.
    Does anyone know where the music can be found for these pieces?

    mtaylor20
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    The Amateur Mandolinist Mark Gunter's Avatar
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    Default Re: Bickford's Mandolin Method - Vol.1

    When he refers to most of the pieces, he follows the name of the piece with: (Bickford) so I assume the pieces are included in the other volumes. That assumption may be incorrect; I only have volume one. Bickford published other works as well.

    If you, too, have only volume one and would like to own the others, they are available in PDF format here for a fee: https://www.djangobooks.com/Category/mandolin_ebooks

    I have no financial interest in their sales, just passing on the info.

    Edited to say that at the site linked above, you may download table of contents for each volume for free.
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    The Amateur Mandolinist Mark Gunter's Avatar
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    Default Re: Bickford's Mandolin Method - Vol.1

    Here are some mandolin sheet collections by Bickford https://www.sheetmusicnow.com/collec...ickford-a77085
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    Mark, Many thanks for the leads but, alas there is no mention of these tunes in any of the four volumes or on the sheetmusicnow site. I'm going to compile a list of all the tunes mentioned in Vol. 1 and keep on looking.

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    Mando-Accumulator Jim Garber's Avatar
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    Default Re: Bickford's Mandolin Method - Vol.1

    Coyright entries for Bickford pieces:

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    Some of these may be in sheet music archives but may or may not be available online.
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    Thanks, Jim
    I found a copy of Bickford's Banjo method on line (highlighted in your list), so if anyone would like a copy let me know and I will forward the PDF file, all the other tunes seem to be nowhere to be found.

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