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Banjo

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.

How do you spell banjo?

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

How many players is banjo kazooie nuts and bolts?

Single player in Single Player, and multiplayer in Multiplayer.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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 http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvgenweb/

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.

Answer

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 banjo and mandolin?

Despite how similar they are, here are the major differences between the mandolin and the banjo:

Body

One of the key differences between the mandolin and the banjo is the material that makes up the body of the instrument. A mandolin has a hollow wooden body which frequently has two โ€˜fโ€™ shaped holes cut into it to allow sound to get out through the front of the instrument.

Modern mandolins will, most of the time, have a plastic triangular pickguard beneath the strings to protect the wood from wearing out and getting scratches. The banjoโ€™s body is vastly different. It is built with a ring of wood, along with a tone ring inside, a piece of plastic like a drum head on the front, and a bowl-shaped resonator on the back.

The shapes of the bodies are typically different. The banjoโ€™s body is circular and the mandolinโ€™s body is more like a teardrop shape, making the two instruments non-identical from each other.

Strings

An obvious difference between the mandolin and the banjo is the number of strings that they have. A lot of the banjos nowadays have either four or five strings. Generally, the mandolin has eight strings. This provides every one of the instruments a different sound from each other. It provides the banjo with the well-known twang sound but the mandolin sounds practically like a higher-pitched 12-string guitar. This is due to the reason that the strings of the mandolin are played in pairs and tuned in unison to each other.

Size

The size is also one of the differences between the banjo and the mandolin. The standard banjo has a long neck and it is comparable in length to a guitar. However, the mandolin is a smaller instrument and has a shorter neck and a size which is similar to a tenor violin rather than a guitar. both the banjo and the mandolin have various adaptations which come in but when it comes to standard sizing, there are very different.

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

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,

How many banjos are there?

There are 3 types of banjos...

  1. Bluegrass Banjo
  2. Clawhammer Banjo
  3. Dixieland Banjo

if you are talking about how many banjos are in the world, Then the answer would be countless of them.

What was Banjo Paterson's impact on Australia?

Banjo Paterson was passionately nationalistic, and this made him popular among many Australians in a fledgling country searching for its own identity apart from Britain. His writings - both as a war correspondent and his fictitious short stories and entertaining ballads - had considerable influence on making Australians want to stand up for their new, young country, and speak out against the influence of old "mother England".

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.

What type of instrument is a Banjo?

The banjo is a stringed instrument with a thin membrane stretched over a frame or cavity to form a resonator.

A banjo has different versions such as the 4-string version and the 5-string version. The modern Banjo is popular in jazz, fusion and also in classical contexts. A new of flow of cool and funky banjo inspired music has arrived.

Name the poems of Banjo Paterson?

A Bunch of Roses

A Bush Christening

A Singer of the Bush

A Triolet

A Walgett Episode

Any Other Time

As Long as your Eyes are Blue

At The Melting of the Snow

Australian Scenery

A Walgett Episode

Been There Before

Benjamin Bandicoot

Black Swans

Boots

Clancy of the Overflow

Father Riley's Horse

Flying Squirrels

High Explosive

How Gilbert Died

In the Droving Days

Jimmy Dooley's Army

Johnson's Antidote

Last Week

Lost

Morgan's Dog

Moving On

Mulga Bill's Bicycle

Old Man Platypus

Old Pardon The Son Of Reprieve

Our Own Flag

Over the Range

Pioneers

Prelude

Queensland Mounted Infantry

Shearing with a Hoe

Song of Murray's Brigade

Song of the Federation

Song of the Pen

Sunrise on the Coast

The Bottle-Oh Man

The Geebung Polo Club

The Flying Gang

The Last Parade

The Lay of the Motor Car

The Man from Ironbark

The Man from Snowy River

The Man who was Away

The Old Australian Ways

The Old Tin Hat

The Reverend Mullineux

The Riders in the Stand

The Road to Old Man's Town

The Uplift

The Weather Prophet

Those Names

To George Lambert

Tom Collins

Unforgotten

Waltzing Matilda

Weary Will

With the Cattle

We're All Australians Now