My teachers plays with four mallets on his double tenor and I was wondering if any one has/is playing using four mallets on the lead pan. How do you adjust to the two extra sets of mallets? 

Views: 121

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

i have yused 3 in the past

Cool. Post some videos

Hi Chris

I've been messing around with 4 mallets for minor chords but it will take practice like anything else.

For Cmin I'll grab the C-G (first n fifth ) and the Bb-Eb ( b3 n b7th ) with the other 2. It sounds sweet but it's tricky to change to other chord. Still I'm not giving up on it.

I also created what I call the 7th stick. ( my teacher thinks I'm crazy : )   Two sticks.  one's 12 inches long and the other in normal size. For  C7 I grab the G n Bb with the 7th stick and the A on the other side of the pan with the normal stick. It takes practice but works well for comping on a song like WATERMELON MAN which is all 7ths. I play a low C pan

Good Luck

Tonypanman 

I have been doing four mallets on Oye Como Va when I just play the same part as the organ. MY backtrack includes the organ solo and I made a tiny percussion solo as well.

Tony Bongiovanni said:

Hi Chris

I've been messing around with 4 mallets for minor chords but it will take practice like anything else.

For Cmin I'll grab the C-G (first n fifth ) and the Bb-Eb ( b3 n b7th ) with the other 2. It sounds sweet but it's tricky to change to other chord. Still I'm not giving up on it.

I also created what I call the 7th stick. ( my teacher thinks I'm crazy : )   Two sticks.  one's 12 inches long and the other in normal size. For  C7 I grab the G n Bb with the 7th stick and the A on the other side of the pan with the normal stick. It takes practice but works well for comping on a song like WATERMELON MAN which is all 7ths. I play a low C pan

Good Luck

Tonypanman 

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Blog Posts

Tuning in Germany / Europe

Hello everyone, 

yesterday my pan was retuned. in 1.5 hours it sounds very nice again.

Mr. Eckhard Schulz and Martin Speck explained a lot to me about the Pan that I had acquired. Very interesting.

Here is the address if someone wants a tuning in Europe or a new Pan Made in Germany.

E.C.S. Steel drums Eckhard Schulz / Martin Speck

Güntherstrasse 69…
Continue

Posted by Michael Appel on February 25, 2021 at 4:00am

seeking backtracks and sheet music

I play double tenor and am looking to buy quality backtracks with corresponding sheet music to add  to my repertoire. I'm a strict reader and weak with improv.  Brad Shores has been a Big help and I have all 9 of his books.  Any other suggestions for expanding my repertoire?  Thanks! 

Posted by Mary Elizabeth Eilerman on August 12, 2020 at 6:15pm — 2 Comments

Pan tunes 9 pics

Posted by brad shores on May 15, 2019 at 7:11am — 3 Comments

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…

Continue

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

Events

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2021   Created by brad shores.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service