March 2012 Blog Posts (11)

"early at the market" tune

here is an original tune called "early at the market"  hopefully you can use it somehow  lead sheet  with melody …


Added by brad shores on March 28, 2012 at 8:47am — No Comments

sarah mp3 and lead

Here is a very catchy tune called "sarah".. great for jamming  lead sheet   with lead  without…


Added by brad shores on March 26, 2012 at 6:08pm — No Comments

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

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…

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…


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



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