A fun-and-smart way to learn how to play the popular island instrument.
Andy Gleadhill's Caribbean Steel Pan Book was written by professional percussionist and educator Andy Gleadhill. It shows other educators key ways to getting their students interested in the joy of playing steel pans.
The book features songs and exercises that can be used with any steel pan instrument. But since this is meant for educators, Gleadhill utilizes the Jumbie Jam steel pan, a popular, affordable instrument used in many classrooms. He uses the same successful approach that introduced hundreds of generalist teachers to African drumming, Indonesian gamelan, Brazilian samba and other world music styles in his other educational guides.
The book takes you through basic techniques, warm-up exercises, and covers all the elements of music via 10 weekly lessons. This will help teachers and students to rapidly grasp all they need to know and be able to play a variety of steel pan pieces. Video clips are available online to further demonstrate techniques and pieces covered in the book.