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5-string Banjo

The 5-string banjo is closest in form to the original gourd banjos of West Africa except that they had three long strings and a short drone string whereas modern banjos have 4 long strings and a short drone.

The tuning is typically G'DGBD' from 5th (drone) to 1st.

The banjo can be played in a variety of styles: