Steel Pans<br />By Jacob Svenkeson<br />
History<br />Invented during WW2 times on the Island of Trinidad<br />http://www.hobotraveler.com/blogphotos/190-01-map-of...
African Roots & Rhythms<br />Slaves were brought over from Africa in the 1700s.  Part of the culture they brought over inc...
Tamboo Bamboo<br />When drums were banned, Slaves used bamboo sticks to imitate the drum sound.<br />They hit the large ho...
Transition to Metal<br />In the 1930’s, Tamboo Bamboo bands incorporated scrap metal objects that were hit with hands or s...
Metal Instruments<br />Cans<br />Pots<br />Tin pans<br />Biscuit tins<br />Hubcaps<br />Dust bins<br />http://www.trinisoc...
The Pan is Born<br />People soon found that metal pans changed pitch after they were beaten, and through trial and error t...
True Pan Development<br />It wasn’t until in the 40’s and 50’s that steel pan inventors started to experiment with note pa...
Steel Pans Today<br />Today, the steel pan is constructed of a 55 gallon steel barrel, concave on the bottom end and preci...
Chromatic Pans<br />Today steel pans can be tuned with such precision as to have a full chromatic scale in one pan.<br />h...
Bass Pans<br />http://www.kdsteeldrums.com/images/385_bass_newest_best.GIF<br />http://www.stthomasallstars.com/images/pan...
Tenor Pans<br />http://www.stthomasallstars.com/images/pans/tbass3.jpg<br />http://www.stthomasallstars.com/images/pans/te...
Double Guitar<br />http://www.stthomasallstars.com/images/pans/guitar2.jpg<br />
4 Pan Cello<br />http://www.stthomasallstars.com/images/pans/cello1.jpg<br />
References<br />http://www.steelpan-steeldrums-information.com/steel-pan-history.html<br />http://www.isu.edu/stdorg/speci...
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Steel Pans By Jacob Svenkeson

  1. 1. Steel Pans<br />By Jacob Svenkeson<br />
  2. 2. History<br />Invented during WW2 times on the Island of Trinidad<br />http://www.hobotraveler.com/blogphotos/190-01-map-of-caribbean-trinidad.jpg<br />
  3. 3. African Roots & Rhythms<br />Slaves were brought over from Africa in the 1700s. Part of the culture they brought over included the playing of hand drums. <br />Hand drums became the main percussion instrument in the annual Carnival celebrations.<br />British government banned the playing of drums in 1877, but the slaves would use whatever they could find to invent new instruments.<br />
  4. 4. Tamboo Bamboo<br />When drums were banned, Slaves used bamboo sticks to imitate the drum sound.<br />They hit the large hollow sticks on the ground, and the smaller sticks were hit together.<br />Called it Tamboo Bamboo.<br />http://www.tntisland.com/images/tamboobamboo03.jpg<br />
  5. 5. Transition to Metal<br />In the 1930’s, Tamboo Bamboo bands incorporated scrap metal objects that were hit with hands or sticks.<br />The bands slowly translated over to a metallic sound, and bamboo sticks were pretty much abandoned.<br />
  6. 6. Metal Instruments<br />Cans<br />Pots<br />Tin pans<br />Biscuit tins<br />Hubcaps<br />Dust bins<br />http://www.trinisoca.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=102340<br />
  7. 7. The Pan is Born<br />People soon found that metal pans changed pitch after they were beaten, and through trial and error the steel pan instrument was formed.<br />This was during WW2 times, and Trinidad produced a lot of oil, so there was an abundance of empty oil drums to turn into steel pans.<br />
  8. 8. True Pan Development<br />It wasn’t until in the 40’s and 50’s that steel pan inventors started to experiment with note patterns and tuning.<br />https://hdc1.mysecureserver.com/smartypansmusiccom/images/Photos/workshop2.jpg<br />
  9. 9. Steel Pans Today<br />Today, the steel pan is constructed of a 55 gallon steel barrel, concave on the bottom end and precision tuned with a hammer.<br />http://www.musicalmetal.com/images/bass_pan2.jpg<br />
  10. 10. Chromatic Pans<br />Today steel pans can be tuned with such precision as to have a full chromatic scale in one pan.<br />http://www.dianemichaels.net/images/webpan2.jpg<br />http://86.3.122.228/CrazyAboutPans/SteelPanNote3sec.gif<br />
  11. 11. Bass Pans<br />http://www.kdsteeldrums.com/images/385_bass_newest_best.GIF<br />http://www.stthomasallstars.com/images/pans/bass.gif<br />
  12. 12. Tenor Pans<br />http://www.stthomasallstars.com/images/pans/tbass3.jpg<br />http://www.stthomasallstars.com/images/pans/tenorbass.gif<br />
  13. 13. Double Guitar<br />http://www.stthomasallstars.com/images/pans/guitar2.jpg<br />
  14. 14. 4 Pan Cello<br />http://www.stthomasallstars.com/images/pans/cello1.jpg<br />
  15. 15. References<br />http://www.steelpan-steeldrums-information.com/steel-pan-history.html<br />http://www.isu.edu/stdorg/special/csdb/history.html<br />

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