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  • Anthony Guppy Steelpan Site
    Trinidad & Tobago steeldrum/pan musician and composer.Blending the many rhythms of the caribbean with the influences of global music...from calypso & reggae to jazz,latin,funk, fusion and more.

  • About the Steel Drum
    The Steel Drum, or Pan, is a unique instrument, and one of the most recently invented. It is a skillfully hammered 55-gallon oil drum which has been carefully tuned to produce tones. The Steel Drum carries the full chromatic range of notes, and can produce just about any type of music you can think of!

  • Percussion
    Information about the Percussion instruments including the Kettle Drum or Timpani, Bass Drum, Snare or Side Drums, Cymbal, Tambourine, Castanets, Triangle, Cow Bells, Wood Blocks, Gongs, and more.

  • Percussion Instruments
    The percussion section has many different instruments in it. It is usually in the back of the orchestra; sometimes it is right behind the brass section. The percussion section is made up of instruments that use a hammer, mallet or other device, or sounder, to strike the instrument and make the sound. The kettle drums, bells, glockenspiel, xylophone, and celesta are the only ones in this section that have a definite pitch. So most instruments in this section don't have a definite pitch.

  • The Percussion
    This site has brief description of Cymbals, Snare Drum, Timpani, and Bass Drum.

  • The Rolling Thunder Taiko Resource
    Taiko refers to both the modern art of taiko drumming (kumi-daiko), and to the taiko drums themselves. Taiko in the Japanese classical arts have a history spanning close to two thousand years, and modern taiko drumming (kumi-daiko) is quickly taking the world by storm.

  • Virtual Drums
    The real Virtual Drums is a fully interactive drum kit that you can play with your mouse with higher quality sounds. You can play along with music and you can even do drum rolls.

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