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My First Pan - Double Seconds or Tenor?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Caspar Durant Dec 1, 2014. 13 Replies

Hello,I am finally going to buy a pan and learn. After years of thinking about it time and again, Im going to do it. I am of Trini descent, and grew up in Trinidad as a young boy, relatively close to…Continue

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Robert Greenidge Steel Pan Solo

"I remember the first time I heard this. I did not yet know it was there is a rendition of "Summertime" at the end, but it felt so familiar, yet almost different enough to be its own thing. Robert definitely inspires and I would like to see…"
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Marc Alexander replied to Pan Times's discussion Revisited -- A Trinidad and Tobago Philharmonic Orchestra?
"That was quite an interesting thread. Though I feel like many of the initial points were somewhat abandoned, and it turned into steelpan versus traditional instruments. Here's my two cents.... Music is music. Steelpan is steelpan. Steelbands…"
Dec 3, 2014
Marc Alexander replied to Salah Wilson's discussion My mother the Matriach of the family
"Happy Bday Mama Wilson. Thank you for all you support of the pan over the years!! Best wishes for many more!! :)"
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Marc Alexander replied to Marc Alexander's discussion My First Pan - Double Seconds or Tenor?
"Ok I get it fully now"
Nov 30, 2014
Marc Alexander replied to odw's discussion Pan! Our Music Odyssey! CD/DVD Box Set now available
"I emailed Michele about this and I'm eagerly waiting a reply. Need to learn these Trini roots lol"
Nov 30, 2014
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"R.I.P Daddy Sparks. After reading about him, this was definitely a lifetime pan man. Thank you for all that you have done."
Nov 30, 2014
Marc Alexander replied to Mark Loquan's discussion Loss to the global pan community - Ari Viitanen, Finland
"RIP Ari."
Nov 30, 2014
Marc Alexander replied to Pan Times's discussion Rebuilding pan's mythology
"I would like to see this film. I'm going to write to them to ask how I can reserve a copy. ATM I only see an option to purchase if you live in T&T."
Nov 30, 2014
Marc Alexander replied to Marc Alexander's discussion My First Pan - Double Seconds or Tenor?
"Thank you all for your input. I have decided to go with the tenor for now. I just ordered it on Friday. Its an oversized bore tenor and I'm pretty excited!! @Caspar: I checked out your videos and I think that you are a very good player. :) I…"
Nov 17, 2014
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Nov 14, 2014
Jimi phillip replied to Marc Alexander's discussion My First Pan - Double Seconds or Tenor?
"Hi Marc, I guess you might be very confused by now. It's your choice."
Nov 12, 2014
Leroi M Boldon replied to Marc Alexander's discussion My First Pan - Double Seconds or Tenor?
"the double sec is a more flexible instrument, and has a greater range......you can play lead, or you can accompany....even though I saw Robbbie do a masterful job accompanying a classical singer on a tenor (which is really a soprano instrument ) at…"
Nov 12, 2014
John Ford replied to Marc Alexander's discussion My First Pan - Double Seconds or Tenor?
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Nov 12, 2014
John Ford replied to Marc Alexander's discussion My First Pan - Double Seconds or Tenor?
"Hey Marc - When I started, I took on seconds because that was the one I was attracted to the most. I liked the way you could move a lot more - your arms that is, when you're playing - than tenor. And, I love harmony. On the seconds you play a…"
Nov 12, 2014

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