(ages 7-10 years) The steel pan is the only family of acoustic instruments to be invented in the 20th century. Originating in Trinidad/Tobago as a communal folk tradition, the steel orchestra has spread internationally through classical, popular, and traditional folk genres. The Steel Pan Jam Band at ACMS will explore all genres, including those from Trinidad, and will teach basic rhythmic and harmonic theory through playing. This class will be taught in the traditional way, by rote (i.e. by ear) so no prior music experience or training is required.
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