ISU MUS 152 - Banjo (2 pages)

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Illinois State University
Mus 152 - Experiencing Music
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Mus 152 1nd Edition Lecture 21 Outline of Last Lecture I Finished watching Jai ete au bal II Zydeca Outline of Current Lecture III Banjo Current Lecture Banjo 5 string Stereotype a commonly held over simplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing Akonting West African instrument 3 strings 2 long 1 short Clawhammer technique 2 fingers Drone string 5th string on the banjo played with thumb 1600 s first appearance in North America 150 years banjo played almost exclusively by African then African American musicians 1700 s banjo combined with fiddle violin Banjo violin combination beginning of American popular music British Isles Melody West African Rhythmic Drive 1800 s diffused to northern white musicians Minstrel Shows white northern performers in black face parodies of black slave life Mid 1800 s 19th Century minstrel shows hugely popular Stephen Foster Old Susannah minstrel show composer These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Dan Emmett Dixie minstrel show performer banjo player Stock characters same characters Aunt Jemimah and Jim Crow Central to minstrel shows the band violins flute tambourine bones banjo Post Civil War black musicians controlling their own careers After Civil War minstrel shows faded Bottom of banjo market dropped out Banjos marketed luxury class 1880 s 1890 s banjo marketed to the upper class and women Because of this the instruments were made smaller they were highly ornamented genteel repertoire tutors traveling teachers contests

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