Steel Drums

• May 9, 2017 - 03:42

I am from Trinidad and Tobago where the Steel Pan is our national instrument and the go to for instrumentalists. It would be really nice is the Steel Drums could sustain the full note value as this would be easier when arranging or composing hearing the full effect of the notes.


Hey Maiah! I'm from Trinidad as well :) My solution to get around the shortcoming for now, has been to use the tremelo notation (the 3 strikes specifically), so it sustains the note when you put that on it. The only drawback is that it doesn't sound very nice, but it gets the point across. Hope this helps a little!

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