How many types of steel pan are there?
There are several variations which make up the family of steelpans; Tenor, Double Tenor, Double Second, Double Guitar, Tenor Bass, Six Bass, there is even an E-Pan and a G-Pan!
|STEEL PAN or other Instrument||TONAL RANGE|
|Frontline Pans||High Tenor Steel Pan||28 to 30 notes Tonal range: D4 to D6|
|Low Tenor Steel Pan||28 to 30 notes Tonal range: C4 and G6|
|Double Tenor Steel Pan||Tonal range: F#3 – Bb5|
|Mid-Range Pans||Guitar Steel Pan||20 notes: Tonal range: C3 and G#4|
The 4 Pan Bass
The range is from G2, two octaves and a 4th below middle C, to D4 above middle C.
There are two main types of steel drum: open-head and tight head. Both can be fitted with a range of nozzles and accessories to increase their range of use, and to make emptying and filling more efficient.
STEEL PAN INNOVATORS
Winston 'Spree' Simon - is credited with creating the first 'melody pan' which carried eight pitches. This was the first pan that could accommodate an entire melody.
Bass pan – as the name would indicate, the lowest-ranged instrument in the steel band. Due to the size of the notes used on this instrument, there may be as few as three different pitches on each barrel, requiring the use of six, eight, or even more barrels to complete a single instrument.
|Hornbostel–Sachs classification||111.241.12, 111.241.22 (Gongs with divided surface sounding different pitches, Sets of gongs with divided surface sounding different pitches)|
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Tenor Pan. The tenor pan is also called the lead or soprano pan. It is the highest pitched pan in the steelband and usually carries the melody. It is a single drum played by one person.
Carbon steel pans are similar to cast iron pans, in that they are made mostly of iron: 99 percent, in fact, with 1 percent carbon. That's only 1 or 2 percent less carbon than cast iron, but it makes the metal smoother and less brittle, which translates to a lighter pan that can easily develop a nonstick surface.
What are the steel drums called?
The steelpan (also known as a pan, steel drum, and sometimes, collectively with other musicians, as a steelband or steel orchestra) is a musical instrument originating in Trinidad and Tobago. Steelpan musicians are called pannists.
Stainless steel frying pans are ideal for searing meat, poultry, and seafood; sautéeing mushrooms, asparagus, and other vegetables; cooking highly-acidic foods like tomatoes, vinegar, and wine; and making pan sauces.
Add a few spoonfuls of baking soda to your scorched pan along with enough water to cover the burnt areas. Bring to a boil and simmer until most of the water has evaporated. Turn off the heat and wait until the pan is cool enough to handle. Scrub away buildup with a nonabrasive sponge and wash in hot, soapy water.