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Nov 26, 2014

Hal Leonard Steelpan Method Now Available

USA - The Hal Leonard Steelpan Method by Liam Teague is now off pres!

The Hal Leonard Steelpan Method is designed for anyone just learning to play. This easy-to-use beginner’s guide takes players through the basics of the instrument and its technique. The accompanying audio includes demonstration tracks for all the examples in the book.

The method covers: stance · holding the mallets · types of strokes · tone production and volume control · stickings · rolls · scales · calypsos · many songs and exercises · basic music reading · steel pan anatomy and maintenance · steelpan history · and more!

The price (HL00111629 / $12.99) includes access to audio tracks online for download or streaming, using the unique code inside the book. The Hal Leonard Steelpan Method is now available at  
About the Author
Hailed as the “Paganini of the Steelpan,” Liam Teague currently serves as the Head of Steelpan Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Northern Illinois University. Along with Clifford Alexis, he co-directs the NIU Steelband.

Teague has received many awards in his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago, and has won a number of notable competitions, such as the Trinidad and Tobago National Steelband Solo Championship and the St. Louis Symphony Volunteers Association Young Artiste Competition.

He has collaborated with prominent musicians such as Paquito D’Rivera, Dave Samuels, Zakir Hussain and Evelyn Glennie. Teague has eight CDs to his credit.