The Classical Era – The Banjo Goes Legit focuses on how the banjo became a monumental classical instrument. This exhibit examines how social and cultural factors influenced the banjo being an instrument only used by comedians and folk musicians, to an elegant and whimsical instrument.
The 1920s – The Banjos that Made the Twenties Roar showcases over 300 banjos from the jazz age. Throughout this attraction, visitors will learn how the banjo and jazz music influenced each other. After all, the 1920s is the period that banjo enthusiasts argue was the height of success for the banjo and banjo players.
Bluegrass & Beyond examines how the banjo reemerged after WWII. Instead of being viewed as a classical instrument, people began using the banjo for Bluegrass music. A popular historical moment from this exhibition is about one of the most popular sounds in Bluegrass music is a banjo picking noise that is created by lightly picking the banjo with three fingers. The exhibit details how the technique was created by Earl Scruggs during this period.
The Folk Explosion…A Mighty Wind explores the resurgence of folk music that occurred during the 1950s and 60s. This attraction focuses on popular folk groups and artists from that time, such as Pete Seeger, and how they used the banjo to transform music. Many of the modern day folk artists take influence from the likes of Seeger. Things to Do in Oklahoma City: American Banjo Museum - Photo: American Banjo Museum
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