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A stringed instrument that is classified as a chordophone that can be either strummed or plucked. A folk instrument of African origin from the guitar family. It has a fretted fingerboard, elongated neck, a circular body, and four or five strings. The body has a soundboard animal skin or parchment like a drum.
See the list of banjo tunings in the Appendix.


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