Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
Dear pan community, during the ninth century, Guido d’Arezzo invented western music notation. In the twentieth century, Trinidad and Tobago invented the steel pan. Western music notation took hundreds of years to arrive where it is today. Brass and combo bands read music notation to accompany calypsonians. Philharmonic orchestras read music notations when performing in concerts. Police and military bands read music notation in march parades. Many steel orchestra arrangers read music notation to teach pan players their parts. Western music notation system has been highly beneficial to countless musicians. Therefore, this era may be the right time to redouble the efforts to teach steel pan players to read music notation on steel pans. Here is my question: What are the advantages or disadvantages of reading musical notation on steel pans?