Information & News about the Steelpan. "National Instrument Of Trinidad & Tobago"
Layout of the Steelpan Notes
The Lead Steelpan
There are many type of steelpans but the lead steel-pan is one of the most widely used of all steelpans, it carries the range of the soprano. This steelpan traditionally carries the melody in a steelband or steel-orchestra.
The lead steel-pan ( known as the "Tenor pan" ) was designed by " Steel pan pioneer " Anthony Williams and was modified by Herman Johnson. The notes are arranged in a circle of perfect fourths and fifths intervals.
The preceding steelpan design, which is also Williams's had the notes arranged like a spider web as seen in the photo below.
The Spider Web steelpan
The notes radiated from the center in the style of a spider's web
Brief information about the steelpan
I guess by now you probably know that (Pan) the steelpan
( The National Instrument of Trinidad & Tobago ) is the only new
acoustic musical instrument to be invented and accepted world -
wide in the 20th century.
Old Photo of a steelband (Invaders Steel-Orhestra)playing with
pans hung around around their neck.
For more info about the Steelpan history, invention and early