Yes, Bertie Marshall should definitely be in line for some kind of award for initiating the use of harmonics in pan tuning
This is a great idea for discussion, and I'm all for it. However, this could be a lifetime feat for those seeking his nomination, and this would also enhance the advocators'(a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea) commitment to steelpan and augment his/her Curriculum Vitae. The nomination process is extremely intensive for a Nobel Prize in Physics, and requires committed high-level advocating work, but it is possible to accomplish this goal. I have started a basic researched and provided some preliminary information here for those of us who would like to take up such a challenge to advocate for Mr. Tony Williams, O.R.T.T. at the required nominator's level. Have a good day and also a good read below. For those who may be interested in participating in such idea, I recommend doing some additional research to prepare yourselves for an intellectual experience "par excellence". Remember talk is cheap.
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I believe participation by the nationals of Trinidad & Tobago, the Caribbean diaspora and the non-Caribbean "International Steelpan Collective" has a leading role to play in such an endeavour to achieve the resultant nomination.
Who could be more deserving, especially given the global reach and global sympathy for the instrument, as well as the rcognition that it originated in T&T? The 4ths-and-fifths format is indeed unique to the low tenor -- no other instrument as clearly illustrates this novel and fundamental musical concept.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I so pleased that this opportunity...and i whole heartedly believe it to be an opportunity, to launch a normanation process, inviting the submissions of potential norminees be to reserached and examined for their contributions to the movement of steelpan, please note I said, The Movement of Steelpan and not the Steelpan Movement.
I Would like, if I may, humblely do so submit a name to the mix, Mr. James-Baseman-Jackman, considered by some of his peers as Ledendary. His contribution to the movement of The Steelpan falls in the Advancement of the insturment.
If you have a name, submit, the more names submitted to be reserached, the more legitimate the results.
Welcome all comments opinions and suggustions
Thank Steelpan Lovers