The Jumbie Jam steel pan with Z stand
The Jumbie Jam is by far the best quality and most authentic sounding beginners' steel pan on the market. It's the perfect gift to encourage classes of young children to make music together and explore the sounds of the Caribbean. It has also become popular with older and more advanced musicians looking to add a tropical twist to their lives
It's named after the Jumbie, a mischievous spirit in Trinidadian folklore, and the tropical tones are sure to awaken every player's impish creativity.
Each pan measures 40cm across and has a 6.5cm shallow skirt. The new metal z-stand is height adjustable between 60cm and 90cm to accommodate all players great and small. The additional weight of the metal stand will give more stability to the pan no matter how the fiesta spirit moves you!
The pan itself is made from premium steel and built to Panyard's exact specification to ensure perfect intonation and playing ease.
The surface features eight labelled notes spanning a major scale from G4-G5. Non-specialist teachers can quickly pick up the basics and stay a few tricks ahead of their class, and students will not be intimidated or overwhelmed by the note range available. This ensures a fun, effective and immediate learning experience.
Jumbie Jam offers a perfect mix of simple design and layout, durability and ease of learning. This makes it the ideal introduction to steel pan playing for all ages and musical abilities. This joyful instrument is at home in a range of environments – from recreational music making at home to educational settings in the classroom and ensemble playing.
The Jumbie Jam Beginner’s Guide and jam tracks is a great place to start! Featuring some basic steel drum care information and a selection of pieces to learn with accompanying audio tracks for a rewarding playing experience. A range of song books is also available, with themes including Island Fun, Reggae, Christmas and Songs of Faith amongst others. These titles all include backing CDs, and the notation is provided with both standard stave notation and letter names to match the letters marked on the Jumbie Jam itself. For players who do not yet read music, there is also the “Songs By Letter” series which solely consists of letter names
More useful information
Often incorrectly referred to as steel drums, the whole instrument vibrates to make a pan's characteristic Caribbean sound which means they are properly classified as 'idiophones', the same family as cymbals.