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Thread #139012   Message #3185310
Posted By: Crowhugger
11-Jul-11 - 06:27 AM
Thread Name: Review: Cello Banjo
Subject: RE: Banjo naming convention(s)
Could someone point me to a thread or two where the history of banjo naming is discussed? What I mean is, it always seems to me that the lower-than-soprano voiced instrument being called a cello banjo should be called a tenor banjo. Rather like a tenor recorder or the vocal range called tenor. But that clearly refers to something else so I'm curious how that came to be.

I figured the topic must have come up before but if so, I haven't found the right search criteria to locate it.