Find the best banjo lessons, classes, and instructors on HeyKiki and learn how to play the banjo. Who doesn't like the sound of a banjo? The four-, five- or six-stringed instrument is commonplace amongst camp fires and hoedowns but its use is gaining traction in all forms of music. With the recent folk revival in pop culture, picking up a banjo has never been more opportune. The origins of banjo-playing are unclear but it is evident that it was a mainstay in colonial slave culture; with its easily malleable parts - a guitar base and a small amount of strings - the instrument was picked up by those who were less well off.