Banana Boat Song - watch and play!


I recently uploaded a video on the Rhythm and Steel YouTube channel to encourage current members (and anyone else who fancies it!) to download a steel pan app on their phone or tablet. It can be used purely for a bit of fun or for any Rhythm and Steel members who don't own their own steel pan to be able to practice at home.


Follow this link to find out more information about the steel pan app:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6iq-y2JnDw


Using the app you can then play along to the traditional Caribbean tune 'Banana Boat Song". I have uploaded the video to the Rhythm and Steel YouTube channel, just follow the link below:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsQLqudGjfA


You can use these notes to play along with the video. Usually the verses are passed around the band so different pans have a chance to play a solo but this version can just be played on the tenor steel pan. Every verse and chorus is repeated twice.

Verse 1


F C FEDCA

FF A A A GGG F

Chorus

F___ E___ D___ C___

FF A A A GGG F

Verse 2

A A C A A C A C FF

FF A A A GGG F

Chorus

Verse 3

A A C A A C Bb Bb Bb G E C

FF A A A GGG F

Chorus

Repeat verse 1


Chorus


Don't forget to subscribe to the Rhythm and Steel channel to hear more. Also leave a comment on how you have got on playing along!

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