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History of...........

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Bluegrass
Harmonicas
Banjo
Is a free reed wind instrument
Used primarily in
blues
American folk music
jazz
country
rock and roll
The Banjo is a four, five or six stringed instrument with a piece of plastic stretched over a circular frame.
American roots music
Sub-genre of country
Appalachia, immigrants from..
Scotland
Ireland
Wales
England
... in the 18th century
Mostly ballads
African-American influence (jazz)
History
Characteristics
usually associated with country, folk, Irish traditional music, and bluegrass music..................
Mainly acoustic instruments
fiddle
Five-string banjo
Guitar
mandolin
upright bass (string bass)
resonator guitar
Harmonica
Flipticking on guitar-three finger picking
Bassist- pizzicato (slap style accentuates beat)
Dominant (instability) and Tonic (resolution) chords
The banjo occupied a central place in African American traditional music, before becoming popular in minstrel shows of the 19th century.


With the slave using the banjo, they soon helped to influence the early development of the music that became country and bluegrass.
Characteristics
Christian Buschmann is often cited as the inventor of the harmonica in 1821
Types of Harmonicas
The harmonica first appeared in
Vienna, where harmonicas with
chambers were sold before 1824
The banjo, with the fiddle is a mainstay of American old-time music.
In Germany, Mr. Meisel
bought a harmonica with chambers at the Exhibition in Braunschweig in 1824. He and Langhammer produced hundreds of harmonicas by 1872
Vocals
"stacking"
low-Base
Middle-melody
High-tenor
What they sing about
The

Origin of the name Banjo
Everyday life of natives
Lost loves
Unwanted change
Living in Appalachia
Coal mining
Railroading
John Henrey "9 lb. Hammer"
There are several theories concerning where the name banjo comes from

may have derive from the Kimbundu term mbanza

some believe it comes from a dialectal pronunciation of the Spanish word "Bandurria"

though other research suggests that it may come from a Senegambian term for a bamboo stick formerly used for the instrument's neck
More History
African-influenced banjos were built around a gourd body and a wooden stick neck

These instruments had varying numbers of strings, though often including some form of drone
Creation
Blues infused by Blacks introducing the banjo
Used to accompany Buckdancing, flatfooting or clogging
What You Can Do With A Banjo
First known as a type of Folk music then hillbilly
then

1948 what became known as bluegrass emerged from a genre in the Post-war country/western music industry
Famous Folk
Name
Blue Grass Boys formed in 1939
Bill Monroe
~Late 1950s
Famous People
who played the harmonica
MOVIES containing Bluegrass
Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
Deliverance
Bob Dylan
Sugar Blue
Stevie Wonder
What is the Harmonica?
What type of Music uses a Harmonica?
blues
rock & roll
country
bluegrass
Anatomy of the
Harmonica
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