The Best Banjo


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Originally published at: https://hearthemusicplay.com/best-banjo/

The banjo is a popular instrument in country, folk and bluegrass music. The first banjos were made of gourds with wooden sticks attached to form the neck. Joel Walker Sweeney made the instrument popular by using it in his Virginia minstrel act. Many slaves taught their masters to play this instrument which added to the…