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Liven Up Your Island Theme Party, or just relax with The Island Boys Steel Drum Mp3 Albums! Listen to steel drum versions of your favorite songs!
All songs are MP3 encoded at 256 K (CD Quality) so you can burn a CD, load the songe into your MP3 player or Windows Media Player, iPod, or do whatever you like with your Non-DRM album!
Steel Drum History - How Steel Drums Came To Be
Steelpans, steel drums or pans are not techinally classed as drums, but are members of the percussion instrument family. .evolved from the so called "Tamboo Bamboo" bands of Trinidad & Tobago.
Theyoriginally played tunable bamboo sticks, a kind of poor man's marimba. In the beginning the instruments were truly made from discarded oil drums, but over time are becoming made to manufacturer specification or, at the least, cut from an real oil drum then specially plated.
FYI: "Since Pythagoras calculated the formula for the musical cycle of fourths and fifths, Steel Pans are the only instruments made to follow this configuration."
From Drums to Tamboo Bamboo to Sweet Steel
"The first true "pan" to be used by bandsmen was the empty biscuit container. The next development in this intensely exiting period was the discovery that when one hammered a paint pan from the inside outward, leaving the bumps and hollows of the hammer, different sounds could be obtained. It was not long after that the length of the bent steel gave way to the pan that would produce simple melodies.
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