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FREE PERFORMANCE TIP. If you perform in nightclubs or restaurants with dim lights, and you need to read sheet music or see your steel pan while playing, use book lights. You can see two of them in this photo The ones here are rechargeable and were…
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"NEW STEEL PAN BOOK featuring Latin Jazz and more! Book @ Tropical Shores Productions. Demo:"
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Aaron Abrahamson Cote commented on Eric Rollnick's blog post Advanced pan technique
"And if you're into Latin Jazz, this is another video I came up with for one of my tunes."
Apr 25
Aaron Abrahamson Cote commented on Eric Rollnick's blog post Advanced pan technique
"Sounds like you're looking for theory?  I tackled very tiny pieces of theory in a few short videos.  I don't think it'll go as deep as you want.  But here's the 7th chord arpeggio…"
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"Search Facebook for Calypso Joe and the Bocas Beats. There is a video of us performing the song Matilda in Brad Shores' Pan Tunes 2 Book."
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""Little Linda" by Spyro Gyra is now available as a backing track at search "backing tracks""
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"I am looking for music for modern Christian music, such as "Good Good Father", "You Say" by Lauren Daigle, etc. Any suggestions? Thanks."
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It had to happen! There is now a Facebook page for Claypso Joe and The Bocas Beats. Raw Fusion Restaurant is located on First Street, Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro Province, Panama. We are on an island in the Caribbean Sea, If you are in town next…
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Repaint used pans? 2 Replies

I have purchased a used set of seconds. They are currently painted "silver" all round. Paint is chipped and in generally poor condition. Is it okay to strip (chemical), prime and re-paint with rattle…Continue

Tags: pans, repaint

Started by Jeffrey Brown. Last reply by Jeffrey Brown Jan 9.

Low D Mannette Steel Pan for sale

I am selling my low D Mannette steel pan for $1600 which includes a soft case.  A stand for $75 extra.  Price does not include shipping.   A couple of notes are a bit off color which would be fixed…Continue

Started by brad shores Jul 2, 2018.

Band Instruments for sale?

I am looking to start a band in my church. I could piece a group together but I thought I'd ask if anyone knows of a small band that has busted up or a school that might like to liquidate a set of…Continue

Started by Chris Monroe Feb 7, 2018.

what do you play and who made it? 18 Replies

i play a lead made my david beery... it is a d pan and i have several others.  i have one made by UTP which made pans under the direction of Ellie Mannette in the 90's.  Linda plays a double guitar…Continue

Started by brad shores. Last reply by Chris Monroe Feb 7, 2018.


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    Pan tunes 9 pics

    Posted by brad shores on May 15, 2019 at 7:11am

    Pan Kat

    Alternate Mode Pan KAT

    Up for auction is a Pan KAT Midi Steel Drum that I used to play reggae tunes.  I have had the Pan KAT for 10 + years but really only used it for about a year to play solo steel drum and some Jimmy Buffett tunes for friends (I am a guitar player).  The original unit cost about $1,800 without the case and I am offering it up for $825 plus shipping.  I used an older Roland MIDI sampler (not included) for the steel drum sounds but IndigiSounds (YouTube link…


    Posted by brad shores on January 30, 2019 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

    Advanced pan technique

    So there are lots of books and videos on how to play pan - all the ones I've seen are for beginners. Anybody know of Advanced technique books? I see LiamTteague does a beginner book- I would love for him to do one for more advanced players.

    Posted by Eric Rollnick on November 29, 2018 at 2:09pm — 4 Comments

    Steel Drum Apparel

    Shirts and hats are now available at Tropical Shores Productions  ;…


    Posted by brad shores on May 14, 2018 at 5:03am



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