Pan Notes

On this page you will find some articles I have authored. These articles are based on my personal experience and are reflective of my first hand knowledge. Most of them concern the actual history of the instrument and the Steel Pan movement and art form. Each of the basic instruments of the Steel Pan family has an article which traces its development. There is also a more general article on the evolution of the Steel Pan as a musical instrument in the Caribbean. "Nomenclature" is an informative article detailing how and why pans are named as they are. Finally, there is an article of a more technical nature dealing with understanding the physiological characteristics of the Steel Pan.