Quickly learn the Steel Drum and the Trinidadian culture surrounding it with this comprehensive Beginner’s Guide. Great for children and general music classrooms (K-5). Designed for the JJ but will work for any Steel Drum or other instruments. Divided into four sections: General Instructions, Music, Historical/Cultural Information, and Glossary. Studying the information presented in these sections will help establish a solid foundation in playing technique, instrument care and effective practice habits along with fascinating historical and cultural events surrounding the steel drum. Original songs are repetitive and use only a few pitches per song. This will acquaint the user with the layout of the JJ. It also includes a Play-Along-CD with three tracks for each song; Practice, Play Along and Performance.