A Process Theology of the Banjo
Finding your inner banjo as the key to life.
Finding Your Inner Banjo
Your inner banjo is that side of you, deep down, that is both your true self and the beckoning of God within you. It is who God knows you to be, even if you don't always live up to it or even if you've lost touch with it.
What is the Banjo?
It's like a cross between a guitar and a mandolin, only twangier.
Think of what would happen if a violin and a ukulele made a love child.
The banjo is a four-, five- or (occasionally) six-stringed instrument with a thin membrane stretched over a frame or cavity as a resonator. The membrane is typically a piece of animal skin or plastic, and the frame is typically circular. Early forms of the instrument were fashioned by Africans in Colonial America, adapted from several African instruments of similar design. The banjo is frequently associated with country, folk, Irish traditional, or bluegrass. Historically, the banjo occupied a central place in African American traditional music, before becoming popular in the minstrel shows of the 19th century. In fact, slaves both were influenced by and influenced the early development of the music, which became country and bluegrass, particularly in regard to the innovation of musical techniques for both the banjo and fiddle. The banjo, with the fiddle, is a mainstay of American old-time music.
Twelve Reasons to Play the Banjo
1. It can be a lot of fun.
2. It can help bring world peace.
3. It can help you awaken to the Wu-Force.
4. It can help you become more centered.
5. It can bring out your creativity.
6. You can play jazz with it.
7. Pete Seeger played it.
8. You can play classical music with it.
9. You can be on the David Letterman show.
10. You can be nine years old.
11. You can play Girl from Ipanema with it.
12. You can tap dance to it in China.