The Banjo Cruise
The Banjo Cruise Workshop is held in a large private conference room that is essentially sound proof and separate from all other passengers. The workshop takes place during the days we are at sea so you can visit all ports and still have plenty of time for fun with your spouse, family or friends while on the cruise. The class sizes are small ensuring that each student receives the assistance and encouragement they need.

Annual Banjo Workshop weekend in Sunny St Pete Beach Florida!
The Academy of Performance Arts with Ross Nickerson

Banjo camp seminar and group banjo lesson workshop in the USA for bluegrass 5-string banjo in Florida at sunny St Pete Beach. This is an annual Florida banjo event and held during the winter months for locals,winter residents and students who want to escape the cold while improving their banjo playing, and having fun doing it .

Testimonials, reviews and comments from customers. Read reviews about our Banjo Books , DVDs , Banjo CDs , Banjo Lessons Online The Banjo Encyclopedia , Banjo Camps and Workshops Banjos on Sale , Banjo Accessories Customer Service and Customer Satisfaction .



The Banjo Cruise
The Banjo Cruise Workshop is held in a large private conference room that is essentially sound proof and separate from all other passengers. The workshop takes place during the days we are at sea so you can visit all ports and still have plenty of time for fun with your spouse, family or friends while on the cruise. The class sizes are small ensuring that each student receives the assistance and encouragement they need.

Annual Banjo Workshop weekend in Sunny St Pete Beach Florida!
The Academy of Performance Arts with Ross Nickerson

Banjo camp seminar and group banjo lesson workshop in the USA for bluegrass 5-string banjo in Florida at sunny St Pete Beach. This is an annual Florida banjo event and held during the winter months for locals,winter residents and students who want to escape the cold while improving their banjo playing, and having fun doing it .

Testimonials, reviews and comments from customers. Read reviews about our Banjo Books , DVDs , Banjo CDs , Banjo Lessons Online The Banjo Encyclopedia , Banjo Camps and Workshops Banjos on Sale , Banjo Accessories Customer Service and Customer Satisfaction .



Often regarded as America’s indigenous instrument, the banjo has a complex history. That’s not surprising when you consider that it’s been a big part of American music since at least the 1830s. Over the decades, banjos have evolved into a bewildering array of styles including open four-string and plectrum banjos, five-string banjos, as well as banjos with guitar, mandolin or ukulele necks. The earliest instruments came to our shores as part of the slave trade. Like so many other parts of our culture, the banjo started as an immigrant.

In their most basic form, the early banjos had a short drone string fastened part way up the neck, and most of them had five strings in total, although other configurations existed. All these instruments had a round body with a string head, and were strung with gut strings. At the time of the Civil War, banjos were tuned considerably lower than the steel string banjos of today.

As banjos gained popularity, they were often produced in small factories. Experimentation and evolution produced a variety of attempts to improve the tone and volume. Particularly around the turn of the 20th century, any number of patents were issued for such improvements, and there was fierce competition between different brands.

The Banjo Cruise
The Banjo Cruise Workshop is held in a large private conference room that is essentially sound proof and separate from all other passengers. The workshop takes place during the days we are at sea so you can visit all ports and still have plenty of time for fun with your spouse, family or friends while on the cruise. The class sizes are small ensuring that each student receives the assistance and encouragement they need.

Annual Banjo Workshop weekend in Sunny St Pete Beach Florida!
The Academy of Performance Arts with Ross Nickerson

Banjo camp seminar and group banjo lesson workshop in the USA for bluegrass 5-string banjo in Florida at sunny St Pete Beach. This is an annual Florida banjo event and held during the winter months for locals,winter residents and students who want to escape the cold while improving their banjo playing, and having fun doing it .

Testimonials, reviews and comments from customers. Read reviews about our Banjo Books , DVDs , Banjo CDs , Banjo Lessons Online The Banjo Encyclopedia , Banjo Camps and Workshops Banjos on Sale , Banjo Accessories Customer Service and Customer Satisfaction .



Often regarded as America’s indigenous instrument, the banjo has a complex history. That’s not surprising when you consider that it’s been a big part of American music since at least the 1830s. Over the decades, banjos have evolved into a bewildering array of styles including open four-string and plectrum banjos, five-string banjos, as well as banjos with guitar, mandolin or ukulele necks. The earliest instruments came to our shores as part of the slave trade. Like so many other parts of our culture, the banjo started as an immigrant.

In their most basic form, the early banjos had a short drone string fastened part way up the neck, and most of them had five strings in total, although other configurations existed. All these instruments had a round body with a string head, and were strung with gut strings. At the time of the Civil War, banjos were tuned considerably lower than the steel string banjos of today.

As banjos gained popularity, they were often produced in small factories. Experimentation and evolution produced a variety of attempts to improve the tone and volume. Particularly around the turn of the 20th century, any number of patents were issued for such improvements, and there was fierce competition between different brands.

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