Steel Drum (tenor pan)
This is a "low C tenor pan" supplied by Gill's Steelpan Shop in Trinidad. The stand, also supplied by them, is USA-made. Both can be supplied with carrying bags. The instrument uses the "cycle of fifths" tuning layout, as shown below
|This picture shows the steel pan with a harpsichord and some other instruments.
(The harpsichord lid motto "their sound is gone out into all lands" could well apply to steel drums!)
The pan as seen from above.
|The tuning layout of the pan. The lowest note is C at the bottom. The unlabelled ring of notes are an octave higher than their adjacent notes on the outer edge. The central notes are two octaves higher.