Andy Gleadhill takes a detailed look at the Caribbean Steel Pan – 20 Player Jumbie Desktop Class Pack – Buddies. This 20 player pack contains 10 Jumbie Jam Desktop steel pans, 10 pieces of hand percussion plus Andy Gleadhill’s Caribbean Steel Pan Book and his new Percussion Buddies book. Using the same approach that has so successfully helped hundreds of generalist teachers to introduce African Drumming, Indonesian Gamelan, Brazilian Samba and other World Music styles in classrooms all over the UK, Andy shows you the basic techniques, warm-up exercises and covers all the elements of music whilst helping you and the class progress rapidly through 10 weekly lessons, to the point that the class can perform a range of Steel Pan pieces.
Full details of the pack: https://www.drumsforschools.com/product/caribbean-steel-pan-20-player-jumbie-desktop-class-pack-buddies-2/
The Jumbie Jam is a high quality, entry level steel pan. It’s smaller than a full size Steel Drum and has 8 notes, which are labelled and tuned to the scale of G.
A blend of simple design, durability and ease of teaching/learning makes the Jumbie Jam a fantastic instrument for music education… and the pupils love it!
The steel pan is very accessible and has both percussive and melodic musical capabilities, creating a well-rounded musical experience.