This book offers the first comprehensive illustrated history of the banjo in its many forms it traces the story of the instrument from its roots in west africa to its birth in the americas through its coming of age in the industrial revolution and beyond the book profiles the most important players and spotlights key luthiers and manufacturers it features 100 milestone instruments with in depth coverage including model details and beautiful photos it offers historical context . The banjo is emblematic of american country music and it is at the core of other important musical movements including jazz and ragtime the instrument has been adopted by many cultures and has been ingrained into many musical traditions from mento music in the caribbean and dance music in ireland virtuosos such as b la fleck have played bach african music and christ. An illustrated history of the banjo in its many forms and those who play it. An illustrated history format hardcover the banjo is emblematic of american country music and it is at the core of other important musical 3500 us inventory hl 142046 isbn 9781495011245 upc 888680047115 width 1125 length 875 prices and . Banjo an illustrated history 0888680047115 banjo an illustrated history is a major achievement and should be accorded a prominent place on every banjo players bookshelf or coffee table it just may inspire an entire generation those who already play banjo will want to learn more about it and those who have never even though about the instrument may well feel the urge to take it up banjo
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