October 2015 Blog Posts (2)

Armed Forces Medley-steel band arrangement

armed%20forces.mp3  this preview mp3 changes songs abruptly, but I had to chop it up to make it under 5M.  Hopefully you get the picture.

Just finished this medley for full steel drum bands featuring the theme songs from 5 branches of service.  Normally $25, us the code "usa" at tropicalshores.net for an extra $5 off.…

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Added by brad shores on October 25, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments

Aaron Cote's new play along book, "Chasing Summer"

"Chasing Summer" is a super new play along book with 10 tunes by Pannist, Composer, and percussionist Aaron Cote (also a panland member).

The tunes are professionally produced and sound unbelievable!  the book retails for $24.95 but panland member may receive a $5 discount with the code "chasing" at www.tropicalshores.net

Here is the direct link:  …

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Added by brad shores on October 9, 2015 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

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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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