As part of their 'Playlist' project, years 3 and 4 were visited by the brilliant Charlotte, Bev and Grahame from Rhythm and Steel in Alford. They came to demonstrate the steel pans for us and we learned all about how the sound is made and the different types of pans. They also showed us and played other instruments such as the cornet, bass ukulele, acoustic guitar and electric guitar.
They played us a variety of styles of music; from reggae and calypso to rock and pop and we talked about the rhythms, melodies and harmonies in the pieces. The children got involved too, clapping rhythms, chanting and some even got to play the pans and percussion instruments.
We learned so much about steel pans and different types of music this afternoon and we absolutely loved it.