What is banjo?

  • (noun): A stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body.

Banjo

The banjo is a four-, five- or six-stringed instrument with a piece of animal skin or plastic stretched over a circular frame. Simpler forms of the instrument were fashioned by Africans in Colonial America, adapted from several African instruments of similar design.

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List Of Years In Australian Literature - 19th Century - 1890s
... the Mines - Edward Dyson "Mulga Bill's Bicycle" - Banjo Paterson 1895 in literature - "Waltzing Matilda" - Banjo Paterson 1894 in literature - In Strange Company - Guy Boothby Seven Little ...
Banjo, Of The Overflow
... Banjo, of the Overflow is a poem by Australian poet Francis Kenna ... published in The Bulletin magazine on 27 August 1892 in reply to fellow poets Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson and Edward Dyson ... In Up The Country, Lawson had criticised "City Bushmen" such as Banjo Paterson who tended to romanticise bush life ...
List Of Tiny Toon Adventures Characters - Minor Characters - Banjo Possum
... Banjo Possum (voiced by Rob Paulsen) is one of the minor characters on the show ... Banjo Possum is voiced by Rob Paulsen ... Banjo is a young, gray and white opossum with blue overalls, a brown and red hat and a banjo ...
Leroy Troy
... Leroy Troy (May 23, 1966) is an old-time banjo player from Goodlettsville, Tennessee ... His banjo style is the clawhammer or frailing style, distinct from more commonly found Scruggs style banjo playing in modern bluegrass ... Troy debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1988 and was the National Old-Time Banjo Champion in 1996 ...
Banjo Pier
... A Banjo Pier is a pier in the shape of a banjo ... One of the more notable Banjo Piers is the Banjo Pier in Looe, Cornwall, UK ... It is the prototype for many other Banjo Piers around the world ...