[Dixielandjazz] What is a banjo?

Robert Smith robert.smith at mitransport.no
Thu Mar 3 10:54:14 PST 2005

The banjo I used to play had five strings (G banjo).
Isn't a "banjo" with four strings a ukulele-banjo or banjolele?
So a pipa is really a Chinese ukulele (a ukulele is made of wood) that sounds (and looks) more like a mandoline.
A mandoline is tuned in fifths. How is a pipa tuned?


Bob Smith

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