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Composing and Arranging for the Steel Pan
Part I : Basics


An Overview of the Special Issues in Writing and Arranging for the Steel Pan

By Richard A. Sharma

 

 

Contents

 

Introduction

 

1. The Instruments, their Ranges, and the Lack of Standardisation

1.1. The Tenors or ‘Leads’

1.2. The Double Tenor and Double Second

1.3. The Mid-Range Instruments – Guitars, Cellos, and Quadrophonics

1.4. The Basses – From Tenor Bass to Twelve Bass

 

2. The ‘Engine Room’

 

3. Notation for the Pan

 

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