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The early metal pan musicians used a variety of tools to create the sound of metal music ‚Äď including kitchen utensils and metal containers.
When making a steel pan the bottom of the oil drum is pounded into the shape of a bowl. Further shaping and tuning is done with hammers that create surfaces that resonate to make distinct sounds.

The steel pan are a percussion instrument made from industrial drums, also referred to as pans, or steel drums. Steel pans originated in Trinidad and Tobago, after the French arrived in Trinidad with their slaves during the French Revolution. In 1880 percussion music was banned in the country and in the 1930s orchestras began to appear with instruments of dustbin lids and oil drums. When the U.S. Navy arrived in the early 1940s they were introduced to the steel pan and its popularity around the world spread. The first steel pans were made from used oil drums but are now manufactured as an instrument all on their own to specific requirements.

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30 03, 2021

Do The Limbo

By |2021-03-30T13:55:10+00:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Do The Limbo Do The Limbo Buy Your Dance Kit Here click here to buy your professional limbo dancing kit Do da Liiiiiiiiimbow The dance An activity in which participants have to cross under a stick by bending backward at the waist. The stick is lowered a notch each time every one passes under it, and those who touch the stick are eliminated from the

19 01, 2020

About Steel Pans

By |2020-01-20T00:33:55+00:00January 19th, 2020|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

About Steel Pans About Steel Pans brought to you by Steelasophical and online recourses Steelpans  (also known as steel drums or pans, and sometimes, collectively with other musicians, as a steel band or orchestra) is a musical instrument originating from Trinidad and Tobago. Steel pan musicians are called pannists. The modern pan is a chromatically pitched percussion instrument made from 55 gallon industrial drums that formerly contained chemicals. Drum refers to the steel drum containers from which the pans are made; the steel drum is more correctly called a steel pan or pan as it falls into the idiophone family of instruments, and so is not a drum (which is a membranophone). Steel pans are the only instruments made to play in the Pythagorean musical cycle of fourths and fifths. The pan is struck using a pair of straight sticks

19 01, 2020

Pan Making Videos

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Pan Making Videos Pan Making Videos Pan Making Videos Pan Making Videos SteelPan Videos Origins of the steelpan (or steel drum) They say necessity is the mother of invention, and for emancipated black slaves living in and around Laventille, just outside Port of Spain, rhythm was an ancestral right and necessity to all celebrations. When the colonial government banned drumming, bamboo branches were used in what came to be known as tambu bamboo bands. During World War II, the government banned both tambu bamboo and Carnival.

19 01, 2020

8 film scores with steelpan

By |2020-01-19T14:45:45+00:00January 19th, 2020|Categories: Education|Tags: , , |0 Comments

8 film scores with steelpan 8 film scores with steelpan credit: 8 film scores with steelpan 8 film scores with steelpan Here‚Äôs a list of eight film scores that feature the steelpan effectively. 1. Star Wars (1977)¬†‚Äď The granddaddy of them all, written by the legendary film composer John Williams, not only re-established the classical orchestral scores last heard during the Golden Age of Hollywood, but introduced audiences to an instrument that, to many of them, was totally foreign at the time.

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