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Transcript of History of...........
Is a free reed wind instrument
Used primarily in
American folk music
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..
... in the 18th century
African-American influence (jazz)
usually associated with country, folk, Irish traditional music, and bluegrass music..................
Mainly acoustic instruments
upright bass (string bass)
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.
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
What they sing about
Origin of the name Banjo
Everyday life of natives
Living in Appalachia
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
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
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
1948 what became known as bluegrass emerged from a genre in the Post-war country/western music industry
Blue Grass Boys formed in 1939
who played the harmonica
MOVIES containing Bluegrass
Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
What is the Harmonica?
What type of Music uses a Harmonica?
rock & roll
Anatomy of the