Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
I was watching the New Age Trendsetters Preliminary 2013 video and it brought a few questions to my mind. I will start by admitting that I do not know as much about single pan as I would like to, and have had difficulties finding much useful information. I am looking to start a single pan band for local schools and want to be as accurate to Trinidad styling as possible.
Here are my questions:
Are most single pans set up in the same manner? I am well aware of the differences between layouts in non-single pan layouts, so I expect there to be some variation, but is there a common layout used by most of the single seconds, single guitars and single basses?
Are there other voices that I did not mention?
I notice the children playing dudup in the back, are those each tuned differently and each kid has their two notes to play to create a bass line, or are they all doing V-I in a single key the entire tune?
Sorry for my ignorance, but single pan was not discussed at NIU and I have not been able to find much information out about different layouts. If anybody can shed some light on this for me, I would appreciate it. If anybody has layout they would be willing to show me that would be phenomenal! As mentioned above, I am planning on starting a single pan band with the schools in my area in order get more kids involved in pan. I would like to stay as true to Trinidad styling as possible and your help in educating me would be much appreciated.