Jan 17, 2022  
2021-22 University Catalogue 
2021-22 University Catalogue

MMED 710 Steel Drum Band in School and Community, Level 2

3 credits 45.0 hours
700 level graduate course

Continue to explore the potential of a Steel Drum Band in your school or community. This course will take basic pan principals and techniques and expand on their complexity and give participants a more in-depth understanding. Students playing skills will be enhanced and challenged with more advanced and complex playing techniques while being given the opportunity to concentrate on individual voices. The participants will play and perform on a full set of state-of-the-art instruments. Playing styles and traditions of Calypso, Soca, Cha Cha, Samba, and other styles of music from Classics to Jazz will be explored and performed. A unit on basic arranging techniques for the pans will be presented. Other areas of discussion will include the history of ‘pan’ including its pedagogical development, proper care and maintenance, how to obtain pan music, acquisition of instruments and the pan in music education. Recommended: Completion of MMED 705: The Steel Band in the School and Community Level I or previous experience with approval of the instructor.

This course is not repeatable for credit.