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Hit the road Jack

this is a little different from the normal calypsos and bossas i grant you lead sheet  with melody…


Added by brad shores on March 26, 2012 at 8:44am — No Comments

"I want you back" (michael jackson)

just a little blatant self promotion... if you would like a pdf copy of "i want you back" for your full steel drum band...please send $15 to me via paypal (  it is normally $20 plus shipping, but for panland members, it is discounted.. aren't you glad you joined? :) this arrangment is not very easy, so tell your lower pans to bring their A game.

the first part of the score and full mp3 is here:…


Added by brad shores on March 25, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

"archie" fast mp3 file   

Added by brad shores on March 19, 2012 at 8:17pm — No Comments

gig stories

well it happened again yesterday.  a guy asked me if i knew any "bob marley" songs...i happened to be playing "I shot the sheriff" at that exact moment.  I wanted to ask HIM.. if HE knew any bob marley songs.  Also why is it that patrons always want you to explain the life history of the steel drum while you are playing the hardest song in the book?  right?  It just makes me say "hmmmmm"

Added by brad shores on March 10, 2012 at 5:57am — No Comments

How Great Thou Art pdf sheet and mp3s

Here is the mp3s and pdf sheet music for the very popular Hymn  "How Great Thou Art"  (without lead)…


Added by brad shores on March 7, 2012 at 7:54pm — No Comments

peanut vendor/pass the dutchie mp3 files

Peter generously donated this medley of "Peanut Vendor" and "Pass the Dutchie"

Added by brad shores on March 5, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

receiving alerts

hello... if you want to receive the "alerts" that announce the new track and music that is available for download.. then we you need to be my "friend" . so friend me if you want to and you will be sure to stay update. by the way... we are almost to 30 members!!!!! thanks to you all!  tell a friend.

Added by brad shores on February 28, 2012 at 8:18pm — 1 Comment


We are up to 8 members but we need more.. tell your pan friends.  I will be adding videos as well as other members... the purpose is to share pan ideas and music.  i will be posting another tune with tracks and lead sheet later today.  hope you will take advantage of it if you like it.   Inservice day for me today.. no school.  how about you?

Added by brad shores on February 20, 2012 at 6:47am — No Comments

new tracks

i have been working away on several new tracks to play along with.  they will be available for download soon. 

Added by brad shores on January 29, 2012 at 7:10pm — No Comments

the latest thing

I have begun this project to assist other pan people like myself in finding others that can help with each others pan projects.  I hope to have videos, music, sheet music and other helpful information available as soon as I can get it uploaded.  More later

Added by brad shores on January 22, 2012 at 6:18am — No Comments

Blog Posts

C Lead Tenor Pan for Sale


I have a C lead tenor pan for sale for $1200.  I purchased it new from Alan Coyle earlier this year.  It is a Calypso Pro series pan. 

I would be happy to provide recordings via email. …


Posted by Lori on June 9, 2019 at 1:18pm — 1 Comment

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…


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 — 5 Comments



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