Educators globally are easily incorporating the JJ into their existing music classroom curriculum teaching in conjunction with Orff and other instruments. Students love playing them. Steel drums originated in Trinidad and Tobago, providing an opportunity for cross cultural studies.
Versatility is the best way to describe the JJ: a blend of simple design, durability (single piece all steel pan), and ease of learning/teaching allows it to be played/taught at the entry and intermediate level. It is great for learning music, family recreational music making, playing with other instruments, poolside jamming, worship music, classroom music education (K-8), music therapy etc. Also makes a fantastic gift item.
Your ready-to-play kit is delivered in a portable carrying case that includes: 16" steel pan, mallets, metal Z-floor stand and free downloadable beginner's guide-song book.
The 16" diameter pan contains 8 notes labelled with the note letter in the key of G so you can't play a wrong note. The scale range is G4 to G5. The durable metal Z-floor stand is height adjustable (23" to 38") accommodating any size player. It is also collapsible easily fitting back into the carrying case; making your kit portable and easy to store. The free downloadable beginner's guide-song book includes play-along audio tracks for 5 original songs to get you started and instrument care instructions, playing techniques, history of the steel pan and the culture surrounding it. Additional song books and instructional guides available.
Awarded twice by the National Association of Music Merchants with a "Best in Show" and "Best Tools for Schools.
The Jumbie Jam is named after a character in Trinidadian folklore; the "Jumbie." This mischievous and playful spirit grabs hold of you, compelling you to do a particular thing. What you are urged to do depends on the type of Jumbie that bites you. You have now been bitten by the Pan Jumbie giving you the "Jumbie to Jam!"
- For all ages and musical abilities - Kids 3+, Adults & Classroom
- Played as an entry level or intermediate instrument.
- Sounds as good as a professional instrument but at an affordable price.
- Easy to learn & fun to play. Can't read music...No problem! The notes on the drum and song books are marked with the note letter.
- Ready-To-Play Kit in a portable carrying case; Pan, Mallets, Metal Z-Floor Stand + Free Downloadable Beginner's Guide-Song Book.
- Durable Metal Z-Floor Stand is height adjustable & collapsible (20" to 38") accommodating any size player.
- Free Downloadable Beginner's Guide/Song Book includes: 5 Play-Along songs to get you started, info on instrument care, playing techniques, Steel Drum History/Culture etc.
- Award Winning Instrument "Best Tools for Schools" & "Best in Show" by National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).
- Made in USA
- Pan Diameter: 16 inches
- Notes: 8
- Key: G Major G4 to G5
- Height (stand highest position): 38 inches
- Height (stand lowest position): 23 inches
- Width (with stand fully assembled): 18 inches
- JJ Fully assembled weight: 8.5 pounds
- Width: 24 inches
- Height: 4 inches
- Length: 24 inches
- Weight (fully packed): 9 pounds