April 2014 Blog Posts (5)

First performance

Well this week I did my first public performance - a pool party with some friends who love me whether I do well or not!! Good  safe place to  start I would say. It  went pretty well except I was surprised who nervous  I was. I have been playing and performing for many many years but not with pans. Once I got started it was  ok - just weird being in a different environment that where I normally practice. I used Brad's backing tracks with the melody in case I screwed up or got lost. I used a…

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Added by Bill Willetts on April 19, 2014 at 8:49am — 3 Comments

"karma"

kharma%20-%20Lead.pdf  lead sheet

karma%201.mp3  melody and accompaniment

karma%202.mp3  accompaniment only

Added by brad shores on April 18, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments

There is Power in the Blood

there%20is%20power%20in%20the%20blood%20lead.pdf   lead sheet

there%20is%20power%20in%20the%20blood%201.mp3  melody and acc…

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Added by brad shores on April 13, 2014 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Because He lives (tracks and lead sheet)

because%20he%20lives%20lead.pdf  lead sheet

because%20He%20lives1.mp3  melody and acc.

because%20He%20lives%202.mp3 acc only

Added by brad shores on April 12, 2014 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Island in the sun.

Island in the sun.

Added by Joey Mitchell on April 7, 2014 at 5:47pm — No Comments

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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…
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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…

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

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