Thanks to friend and fellow pan player, Curt Laub, for this quick and easy reference to chords.
I played for the first time with a band, for a musical service at our house of worship. There were 8 of us instruments (mandolin, bass, banjo, two guitars, two bongos, and me on steel pan). It was the first time a steel pan has ever played in one of our services, and everyone was smiling and swaying to the sounds of my pan. So many happy people afterwards. What a blessing!
Added by Mike Cook on June 7, 2014 at 5:19am — No Comments
Well, after practicing pan for 11 months, I finally had my first gig (a friend's kids graduation party). I am SO glad that I worked my way up to this in phases. Phase 1: in the park for strangers. I started playing at the local park in front of passerby's. I worked through the butterflies, and the occasional mistake as a person might stand 2 feet away to see me play, or lifted their kid next to me to see into the pan as I played. I made a bunch of mistakes, but it was all fine in front…Continue