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Bart Reiter Professional, IR 5-string open back
Bacon Professional FF IR banjo mandolin, 1918
Doc Huff IR 4-string cello banjo
Bob Thornburg grain measure 5-string
Various mandolins and guitars
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Saturday, April 16, 2011 @6:21:35 AM
Called a danyen, of course it's not a banjo at all, but it looks like one. The guy in the picture below made the model danyen I bought today, and is holding one that looks just like it. With three double courses it is tuned in fourths: Aa-Dd-d"-Gg. It is sold in a shop by and for Tibetan artisans in the small Hui (an ethnic minority) neighborhood of Lhasa. According to their brochure they also have a website: http://www.tibetcraft.org.
on “Tibetan "banjo"”
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @3:58:04 AM
Just before I saw this blog I was looking on You Tube. I do enjoy Tibetan music. There was a guy there singing and playing what looks to be a danyen but it was much bigger. I must say that I enjoyed listening to it. That has increased my interest in Tibet. One day I hope to go there before the modern world makes it all history.
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