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!
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…
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.
Added by brad shores on May 14, 2018 at 5:03am — No Comments
Just finished an arrangement for full steel drum band for Everybody loves a saturday night.
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New original tune available at www.tropicalshores.net
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Here is the lead sheet to a new track that just became available on www.tropicalshores.net ;
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Here is the information on the steel pan workshop in Newton KS on June 21-24.
More information is being updated at
Added by brad shores on February 24, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Here is an example of a jumbie track. the jumbie pan tracks are set in teh key of G major and only have 8 notes available. I have started a new series of these songs specially designed for the jumbie pan at
Here are "guantanamera" track…Continue
Added by brad shores on January 20, 2018 at 7:04am — No Comments
I am looking to buy a pan and would like some imput as to where or who to buy from and what I should be looking fo ie: lead Low C ??? I live on the east coast Cape Cod
I see pan players and other musicians using iPads and smart phones to catalog their background tracks. They have a list of the songs on their screens and they just tap and play. Can anyone recommend an APP that can do this?
Happy Birthday in F major and also G major.. long or short,
Happy%20Birthday%20short%20in%20G.zip short in GContinue
Here are a couple of waltz type tunes that were requested and I thought I'd share them with you all.
Aber%20Hedischi%20Bumbeidschi%20lead%20%281%29.pdf aber lead sheet
Aber%20Heidschi%20Bumbeidschi%201.mp3 aber melody and acc.…Continue
Added by brad shores on November 6, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
Any links for used or in stock Tenor bass pans for my Class with Patti Dee in calif . Best Regards Davo
Hi fellow pan lovers. The Peace Drums Project is an initiative to bring peace through music, wherein Muslim, Christian and Jewish kids in the Middle East are learning to play steel drums TOGETHER as a band. Their first USA concerts will be in April in New York, Philadelphia, and Delaware. Come and listen, and support their efforts through donations. Learn more at http://peacedrumsproject.org . Thanks!
Added by Mike Cook on March 13, 2016 at 2:49pm — No Comments
If you are in the Annapolis area, the Old Mill High School Steel Band directed by Mike Miller has their 2016 Winter concert on Fr04Mar at 7:00 PM. Special guest Gary Gibson from Seattle will be performing with the kids. This is always an inspiring and rewarding event, don't miss it!!
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ok who is listening and who is the favorite so far??
Added by Bill Willetts on January 22, 2016 at 4:19pm — No Comments
My good friend Pannist Tom Gates has a new CD called "Comfort Zone" and it is available at www.tropicalshores.net
What makes this CD unbelievably good is that Tom plays pan AND guitar on it along with---wait for…Continue
Here are the tracks and lead sheet for the "Pink Panther"
pink%20pather%20midi%201.mp3 track with melody
pink%20pather%20midi%202.mp3 track without melody…Continue
Added by brad shores on November 30, 2015 at 2:56pm — No Comments