As we demonstrate in our popular workshops, a steel band has all the elements of a typical musical group with elements of melody, harmony, bass and rhythm required to make it musically complete.
You will need to purchase the correct balance of tenor pans (melody), second pans (melody/harmony), guitar pans (melody/harmony), cello pans (melody/harmony), bass pans (bass!) and un-tuned rhythm instruments (rhythm).
So the first question you will want to ask is ‘how many instruments do I need?’
Well this depends on the size of the band you would like to build.
You can set up your steel band with as few as 12 steel pans and a drum kit. We can offer you a 12-piece starter kit – a set of 6 bass pans, a pair of guitar pans, a pair of double second pans and 2 tenor pans with all the accessories required including sticks, stands and cases. We will also deliver these to you and show you how to set them up.