Trinidad Steelband Panorama Rules 2005

DEFINITIONS OF
PANORAMA CRITERIA

ARRANGEMENT - 40 points

Introduction: The ability of the arranger to compose an appropriate introduction for the calypso chosen as the prepared piece.

Re-Harmonization: The ability of the arranger to re-harmonize the calypso chosen as the prepared piece. After the calypso has been played in its original form (harmonically) the re-harmonization could be limited to one specific section or could be applied to the remainder of the arrangement.

Melodic Development: The ability of the arranger to embellish/solo on, and utilize rhythmic variations of the melody in the arrangement.

Motivic Development: The ability of the arranger to take a melodic motif(s) of the calypso and effectively utilize it (them) during the arrangement.


GENERAL PERFORMANCE - 40 point

Interpretation: The ability of the band to creatively execute the arrangement with all the nuances therein. This includes the initial appropriate melodic and/or harmonic statement of the calypso, and development of the arrangement to climatic points.

Dynamics: The effective execution of crescendos, contrasts, phrasing, and other musical expressions in the arrangement.

Balance: The ability of the band to distribute their instruments on stage to allow for the best possible audio reception by the judges.


TONE - 10 points

Blending of Pans: Blending is the overall tone/color of the pans, including the consistency of tuning within the steelband.


RHYTHM - 10 points

Application of Rhythm Section: The ability of the arranger to effectively utilize the engine room drum set, congas, iron-beaters, and applicable percussion instruments during the performance. Also, the ability of the entire steelband to maintain a consistent rhythmic flow throughout the performance.


Rules and regulations as posted by Pan Trinbago the governing steel organization of T&T

When Steel Talks -- Panorama Rules - Trinidad and Tobago


 

Rules and regulations as posted by Pan Trinbago the governing steel organization of T&T