Stringed instrument known for its good projection and sound when compared to most stringed instruments. The use of a drum head to enhance the volume and steel strings on a round body make it a distinctive instrument often found in Bluegrass, Ragtime and Country music.

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What does pluck a banjo mean?

It just means pulling each individual string when playing, rather than strumming - as you sometimes would with a guitar.

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How do you spell banjo?

That is the correct spelling of "banjo" (a stringed instrument).

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What year was the banjo invented?

18th century

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How many players is banjo kazooie nuts and bolts?

Single player in Single Player, and multiplayer in Multiplayer.

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How can you earn money playing the banjo?

by sitting on the side of the street and playing or gettin a bluegrass band together. You can busk or teach people how to play it!

or if you are really good, start a website where you give free lessons, then sell ad space and tee shirts. like ukulele underground does for the ukulele

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What kind of banjo does Rob McCoury play?

Recording King (as of 11/17/07)

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Does Dan Tyminski play the banjo?

Yes he can, he grew up playing the banjo. Just heard him say it on the country reunion 2010 dvds.


Who is the banjo player and who was the guitar player in the movie Deliverance?

Eric Weissberg performed the soundtrack for the movie. Billy Redden was the boy on the porch depicted as playing.

The guitarist was Steve Mandell.
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What is the value of a Marlin 336 RC 30-30 with serial number of AA60569?

It depends on condition. Values run from as little as $50 or $75 for well used, to several hundred for excellent condition.

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What religion is Ashley Banjo?

he is apparently a christian

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What is the banjo song called in deliverance?

Dueling Banjos


Is perri from diversity related to Ashley banjo?

No Ashley is related to Jordan in the group but Perri dosent have any relatives in diversity

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Does Ashley Banjo have a girlfriend and what is her name?

Francessca Abbot


Where are all the batteries in Grunty Industries on Banjo Tooie?

1. Outside- Above the entry of the world 2. Floor 2- The magnitic chamber 3. Floor 2- Gaurded by the Tin-Tops 4. Floor 3- Right by Mumbo Jumo's place

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How many poems did Banjo Paterson publish?

  1. A Bunch of Roses
  2. A Bush Christening
  3. A Singer of the Bush
  4. A Triolet
  5. A Walgett Episode
  6. Any Other Time
  7. As Long as your Eyes are Blue
  8. At The Melting of the Snow
  9. Australian Scenery
  10. A Walgett Episode
  11. Been There Before
  12. Benjamin Bandicoot
  13. Black Swans
  14. Boots
  15. Clancy of the Overflow
  16. Father Riley's Horse
  17. Flying Squirrels
  18. High Explosive
  19. How Gilbert Died
  20. In the Droving Days
  21. Jimmy Dooley's Army
  22. Johnson's Antidote
  23. Last Week
  24. Lost
  25. Morgan's Dog
  26. Moving On
  27. Mulga Bill's Bicycle
  28. Old Man Platypus
  29. Old Pardon The Son Of Reprieve
  30. Our Own Flag
  31. Over the Range
  32. Pioneers
  33. Prelude
  34. Queensland Mounted Infantry
  35. Shearing with a Hoe
  36. Song of Murray's Brigade
  37. Song of the Federation
  38. Song of the Pen
  39. Sunrise on the Coast
  40. The Bottle-Oh Man
  41. The Geebung Polo Club
  42. The Flying Gang
  43. The Last Parade
  44. The Lay of the Motor Car
  45. The Man from Ironbark
  46. The Man from Snowy River
  47. The Man who was Away
  48. The Old Australian Ways
  49. The Old Tin Hat
  50. The Reverend Mullineux
  51. The Riders in the Stand
  52. The Road to Old Man's Town
  53. The Uplift
  54. The Weather Prophet
  55. Those Names
  56. To George Lambert
  57. Tom Collins
  58. Unforgotten
  59. Waltzing Matilda
  60. Weary Will
  61. With the Cattle
  62. We're All Australians Now
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Who is the most famous banjo player?

earl scruggs

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Does Ashley banjo have a girlfriend?

Yes and her name is Frankie according to Ashley, telling the press.

Yeah her name is Frankie Abott and theyve been together for 3-5 years

- yeah her names Francesca Abbott- shes very nice!:)

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Where can you find an alphabetical list of the counties in WV?

The USGENWEB project lists all U.S. states and each state site lists their counties alphabetically. West Virginia can be found at


Why does kn sound like n?

Today, the k is silent. We don't say kuh-nock or kuh-nee, but we used to. See below.


Actually, this is due to historical change. English is a Germanic language, and the word knight is an old Germanic word (not borrowed from German). In the Old English, just like in German, the consonant k was pronounced together with the n. The sound disappeared from pronunciation only during 17th and 18th centuries, but as the spelling had already been set, the old pronunciation remained in the written form.

This is the case with all words beginning with "kn-" in English. Knee, knot, knight, knob etc. all were just few hundreds years ago pronounced with [kn] sound. This pronunciation still prevails in some forms of Scots.

So, indeed, when Shakespeare wrote "knight", he pronounced it more or less like [knIiht] (k-ne-ee-ht).


What is the difference between a tenor and a plectrum banjo?

A MATTER OF SIZE & SOUNDBoth tenor and plectrum banjo are 4 string instruments and are capable of rendering a wide variety of musical types - ranging from jazz to classical and even bluegrass plus everything in between.

The tenor banjo is usually configured with ether 17 frets (favored for playing Celtic tunes) or 19 frets (generally favored for gay nineties sing-along tunes, show tunes, ballads. It is tuned CGDA (in 5ths) and renders a bright ringing sound. Other tunings are possible, including guitar tuning which is often favored by guitar players who want to be ab le to switch to playing banjo as occassion might require.

The plectrum banjo has a longer neck accomodating 22 frets and tuned CGBD. Not being in 5ths means that fingering the plectrum fingerboard is very different than doing so on a tenor. There is no similarity in chord formations. However, strumming the strings of either tenor or plectrum involves the same techniques and many banjoists ultimately seem to gravitate to from tenor to plectrum.

The plectrum instrument delivers a more mellow tone than the tenor but the type of music played is basically the same. Both instruments usually have a resonator (an attached sound chamber, if you will) that aids in projecting the sound,


Where was a B and S Michigan banjo uke manufactured?

Toronto, Canada

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Where was the banjo first made?

it was made in the south

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What is the origin of the banjo?

The banjo is believed to have originated in the Middle East and Africa and been brought to America with the slaves.

The original banjos were really drums with strings pulled tightly across them, which were plated by either plucking or drawing a bow across them. The first actual record of a banjo seems to have been made by Richard Johnson in 1620. While exploring the Gambra River in Africa, he wrote in his diary of an instrument "made of a great gourd and a neck, thereunto was fastened strings."

The invention of the banjo was inspired by African stringed instruments that were made with dried gourds. The 5-string banjo developed out of these African instruments when slaves were brought to the American colonies. The Africans reconstructed instruments based on the ones indigenous to the areas from which they had come. They were made in imitation of stringed instruments found in their homeland of Africa, like the akonting.

The banjo was popularized in the 1830s by Joel Sweeney, and was taken to Britain in the 1840s.


Who is Ashley Banjo's parents?

Wrestler Funso Banjo and Dancer Danielle

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Is the banjo considered a percussion instrument?

No. It is considered a string instrument. The banjo can be used to some percussive extents, by beating on the body of the banjo with hands, fingers, or picks.


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