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What is a 'Banjo'?

Many people when they hear the word 'Banjo' think of George Formby and laugh, usually humming...
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A Brief History Of The Banjo

The first mention we have of the banjo is inAmericain 1781, when Thomas Jefferson is quoted as...
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Beware! Playing the banjo is a fire hazard.

I played the saxophone as my main instrument for many years but I had always wanted to play...

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    I welcome students of all age groups and have taught Guitar, Mandolin and 5 String Banjo for 40+ years. My lessons are adapted for the level of the student's skills and interests and incorporate music theory where appropriate.
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  • A Brief History Of The Banjo

    Danielle Saxon Reeves Banjo Teacher (Dudley) Picture The first mention we have of the banjo is inAmericain 1781, when Thomas Jefferson is quoted as saying “The instrument proper to the slaves is the banjar which they brought hither from Africa.” This instrument also brings to mind the Cora which is an African string instrument. There was no...
  • Beware! Playing the banjo is a fire hazard.

    Banjo Teacher (South East London) Picture I played the saxophone as my main instrument for many years but I had always wanted to play drums. My parents never liked the idea and certainly didn't encourage me in this. Later as an adult I never lived in a house or flat where playing a drum kit would be viable. Until that is, I moved to...
  • What is a 'Banjo'? Editor's Pick

    Leo Crossfield Banjo Teacher (Peterborough) Picture Many people when they hear the word 'Banjo' think of George Formby and laugh, usually humming 'When I am Cleaning Windows'. The banjo has a fascinating history originating from early forms of African instruments and was taken to the Americas during the 1800s and over the last 150 years has been...

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  • Banjo

    The banjo is a four-, five- or six-stringed instrument with a thin membrane stretched over a frame or cavity as a resonator, called the head. The membrane
  • Banjo-Kazooie (series)

    Banjo-Kazooie is a series of video games created by Rare. The games feature a bear named Banjo and his friend, a large female red bird called Kazooie,
  • Mandolin-banjo

    The mandolin-banjo is a hybrid instrument, combining a banjo body with the neck and tuning of a mandolin or violin (depending on whether fretted or not
  • Banjo-Tooie

    Banjo-Tooie is a platform video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. It was first released on 20 November 2000 in North
  • Banjo uke

    banjolele (brand name; sometimes banjo ukulele or banjo uke) is a four-stringed musical instrument with a small banjo-type body and a fretted ukulele neck
  • Banjo-Kazooie

    Banjo-Kazooie is a platform video game developed by Rare and originally released for the Nintendo 64 video game console in 1998. It is the first game
  • Banjo guitar

    Banjo guitar or Benjitar is a six-string banjo tuned in the standard tuning of a six-string guitar (E2-A2-D3-G3-B3-E4). The six-string banjo was introduced
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

    Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is an action-adventure video game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Game Studios. The latest title in the Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo Paterson

    Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, CBE (17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941) was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and
  • Bass banjo

    referred to as a bass banjo. The first to enter real production was the five-string cello banjo, tuned one octave below a five-string banjo. This was followed