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What is a banjolele and how is it used?

by Eduardo Mendoza January 19, 2018

What is a banjolele and how is it used?

The ukulele is a unique instrument of that there is no doubt, that is why there are instruments that are reinvented in ukulele size. Today we will talk about Uku banjo or Banjolele.

The history of the Banjolele begins in the year 1917 with the names of John A. Bolander and Alvin D. Keech. What they mainly wanted was for the ukulele sound to be louder. So they attached the mast of a uke to a patch tambourine with a bridge attached to it, so the membrane would resonate in a stronger way making a sound similar to Banjo.

For the time it was invented it was quite good since in the 20's years it was the boom of jazz music, dixieland and street band jazz. George Formband he was an English artist who in the decade of 1940 made countless films in his banjolele.

Currently the banjolele is still used for its great sonority and brightness. It can be used to play jazz, blues, rock and anything you want to highlight. Its tuning is the same as the traditional ukulele G, C, E and A. Its strings are made of Nylon and the patch is synthetic and is usually a good brand as REMO.



Eduardo Mendoza
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