The banjo is an instrument made of wood or metal, with a cover of plastic or hide tightly stretched across the circular frame. The banjo typically has 4 or 5 strings, which can be tuned in a variety of ways, depending on the genre of music being played.
Historically, the banjo is commonly understood to have originated in West African culture, developing from the traditional stringed instruments known as the ngoni and the xalam. It has been associated with many musical genres since the early 19th century, and today, has widespread influence in bluegrass, folk, Irish folk, classical, and country music.
While the banjo is an unusual instrument to choose, it is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Along with instruments like the harmonica and the accordion, it is a fun, non-traditional way to get your kids involved in music lessons and excited about music.
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