Sometimes the best lessons that we learn are the simplest! “Just Play” was the first and probably most important real-world application that I ever received regarding the instrument. This is the first of an ongoing series of lessons on playing the steelpan, utilizing not exclusively exercises, but many other concepts on ultimately making you a better MUSICIAN!
The beginning of a series of articles and more on the stylistic elements of what makes up calypso music. A lot of people can tell you the difference between a Mambo and a Bossa Nova, but most people cannot tell you the difference between calypso and reggae music. This series will explore many topics from the basic building blocks of the genre to discussing phrasing and interpretation.