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ERIC Number: ED495060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 128
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5788-6540-9ISBN-978-1-57886-540-6
The Steel Band Game Plan: Strategies for Starting, Building, and Maintaining Your Pan Program
Tanner, Chris
Rowman & Littlefield Education
This book is the first comprehensive resource devoted to steel band pedagogy, it is a must-have for anyone involved in the steel band idiom today. Written primarily for educators, the book addresses a wide variety of topics, including instrumentation, personnel, basic pan technique, repertoire, and rehearsal strategies. This informative text addresses a sore need among the community of pan: the need for a thorough treatment of topics regarding the successful implementation and development of a steel band program. The style is user-friendly, and anyone who desires to start a steel band program, or who is currently directing one, will find it accessible and enlightening. It is a one-stop resource for a wide variety of information--from guidelines on major decisions such as what instruments to purchase, to helpful tips for getting the most out of rehearsals. Simply put, The Steel Band Game Plan is a book that no steel band director can afford to be without. The Table of Contents includes a foreword by Tom Miller and the following chapters: (1) What is Pan?; (2) Purchasing Instruments for Your Steel Band; (3) The Five Most Common Instrument Types; (4) Developing Your Steel Band's Instrumentation; (5) Personnel; (6) Repertoire; (7) Basic Pan Technique; (8) The Engine Room; and (9) Rehearsals and Performances. The following are appended: (1) Suggested Reading ; (2) Suggested Listening ; and (3) Suggested Resources. [Co-published with: MENC: The National Association for Music Education]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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