Give Me Another
that I’m asking you to give me a banjo tune is because I can’t
play the banjo! I can, however, give you a bit of background with
respect to this fun and unique instrument.
banjo was first seen in North America in the seventeenth century,
with its origins having been from Western Africa. Although originally
introduced to North America by American slaves, musicians like Dan
Emmet and Joel Sweeney helped to spread the popularity of these
instruments during the nineteenth century.
instrument has been used by a number of composers. Delius used it
in Koanga and Gershwin
scored it in Porgy and Bess.
banjos use strings that are made of gut, with modern banjos using
steel strings numbering five. A great present-day performer is Earl