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Pink Panther tracks

Here are the tracks and lead sheet for the "Pink Panther"

pink%20pather%20midi%201.mp3  track with melody

pink%20pather%20midi%202.mp3  track without melody…

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Added by brad shores on November 30, 2015 at 2:56pm — No Comments

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

O Holy Night tracks and lead sheet

O%20holy%20night%20lead.pdf  lead sheet

o%20holy%20night%201.mp3  melody and acc

o%20holy%20night2.mp3  no melody acc only

Added by brad shores on September 26, 2015 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

the Tide is High Adjusted lead

Here is the adjusted lead sheet to "the tide is high" with the first 12 measures filled in.

the%20tide%20is%20high.pdf

Added by brad shores on June 15, 2015 at 7:42am — 1 Comment

wedding march (recessional)

I have done a fairly traditional version of the wedding march.  

wedding%20march%201.mp3  track with melody

wedding%20march%202.mp3  track without melody…

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Added by brad shores on June 10, 2015 at 8:16am — 4 Comments

Hey Panlanders - any of you within driving distance of Baltimore - Professor Philmore from Trinidad is playing a benefit concert THIS SATURDAY night at Old Mill High School in Baltimore.  https://www…

Hey Panlanders - any of you within driving distance of Baltimore - Professor Philmore from Trinidad is playing a benefit concert THIS SATURDAY night at Old Mill High School in Baltimore. 

https://www.facebook.com/kenprofessorphilmore

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Added by Bill Willetts on March 17, 2015 at 10:27pm — 1 Comment

Wetzel stands

Added by brad shores on March 17, 2015 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Playing pan outside in cold weather

Hi all, I've been told by many pan players that to avoid your drum going out of tune, never allow direct sunlight on your pan, although it's okay to play in the shade in very hot weather.  What about cold weather?  Is there any guidance on a cold temperature threshold not to play in outdoors?  Thanks!

Added by Mike Cook on March 2, 2015 at 8:13pm — 4 Comments

Mercy Mercy Mercy

This is the lead pan sheet music for a song named "Mercy Mercy Mercy".  I try to keep them to one page but the lyrics prohibited that feat.  Enjoy!

Mercy_Mercy_Mercy.pdf

The backing track is 6.4 MB.  It is too large to be uploaded to this site.  You can purchase it for $1.99 from http://www.karaoke-version.com/.  You can even…

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Added by Richard M. Scott on January 12, 2015 at 11:17am — No Comments

Backing track for Auld Lang Syne

It is in MIDI format and will continue to play until you turn it off.

AuldLangSyne.mid

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Added by Richard M. Scott on December 27, 2014 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Auld Lang Syne

Sheet music of Auld Lang Syne for tenor lead pan in PDF format.  Click the link below to download it.  I do not speak Scottish.  The lyrics are mostly a mystery to me, too.

AuldLangSyne.pdf

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Added by Richard M. Scott on December 27, 2014 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Nice used bored C lead for sale $1200

My friend, Robert Mitrea, from Long Island, is selling his bored C lead with a 10 inch skirt.  He said that it has a high gloss mirror chrome finish and was made in Trinidad.  It has been recently tuned by Rob Davis from  Mannette Instruments.  Please contact me if you are interested and I will hook you up with Robert.…

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Added by brad shores on December 23, 2014 at 5:54am — 2 Comments

Panyard

Panyard seems to offer two different models of steel drums.  One they apparently make themselves.  It is the more expensive of the two.  The other they import from Trinidad.  Does anyone have any experience with the ones that are imported from Trinidad?  Are they good quality?

Thanks for any advice that anyone may have.

Added by John Coutret on December 22, 2014 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Winter Wonderland Backing Track

This is the backing track for Winter Wonderland.

WinterWonderlandKaraoke.mp3

Richard M. Scott

Added by Richard M. Scott on December 16, 2014 at 1:56pm — 3 Comments

blues scales

here are several common blues scales

Added by brad shores on December 14, 2014 at 4:55pm — 6 Comments

Winter Wonderland

Did someone say it is holiday time?  Click the link below to upload the song named "Winter Wonderland" for lead tenor pan.

WinterWonderland.pdf

Enjoy!

Added by Richard M. Scott on December 14, 2014 at 3:18pm — 1 Comment

One love sheet music for "band hub" collaboration

one%20love%20CHORDS.pdf

Added by brad shores on December 1, 2014 at 5:01am — No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving All

That's it Have a Happy Thanksgiving day!

Added by John Moher on November 27, 2014 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Missing Chords?

I don't think I'm the only one with this problem so I'll just say it. I learned some basic music reading when I was 10 or 11 when I was learning to play the organ (short lived) and I am used to seeing the chords written above the stanza. Without them how are we supposed to know what they are? If makes it more difficult to improvise a chord if you don't know what it is. Is there a particular reason you didn't place them in your books?

I think most of us can "feel" a change when the…

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Added by John Moher on November 12, 2014 at 7:00pm — 3 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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