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Banjo Tune

The reason 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.

The 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.

This instrument has been used by a number of composers. Delius used it in Koanga and Gershwin scored it in Porgy and Bess.

Classical banjos use strings that are made of gut, with modern banjos using steel strings numbering five. A great present-day performer is Earl Scruggs.





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Piano Music | Chamber Classical Music | Inspirational Orchestral Music | Classical Composers | Name That Music | Free Composition and Piano Lessons | Piano Music Notes | Learn Music Theory | Finale Music Writing Software | Composing Music to Films | Writing Classical Score | List of Instruments | Music Sound Recording Studios | Multitrack Recording Process | Music Mixing Advice