Another Craft, Steel Pan Drum Making and Playing

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Blog entry by Texcaster posted 11-02-2016 11:49 AM 952 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After four years of retirement I’m back in harness teaching ukulele making from scratch. Alvin teaches steel pan making. Jonathan (sitting at the front)teaches digital and Rodrigo plays guitar. We only work three days a week. This jobs fair is the first time I’ve heard them in performance. Unlike me they are proper musos, I sing to distract from my guitar playing.

The bottom of the barrel is set out, sunk to a deep bowl, the notes are then formed and fine tuned. The drums are fully chromatic.

History of steel drums (steel pans)-An Inspiring Story!!

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#1 posted 11-02-2016 02:20 PM

Very cool! Thank you Bill.

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 11-03-2016 10:02 AM

Cheers Tony.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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