The Jumbie Jam Steel Drum is a fantastic percussion instrument that is amazing in quality and sound production.
What makes this drum so unique is the melodic sound that is produced due to the steel pan material.
Adjustable, easy-to-learn, and fun to practice, this drum can be a great option for individuals of any age and any skill.
Before purchasing, I had little experience playing with percussion instruments and found this drum appealing for a variety of reason related to that.
Not only can you learn it quickly with little music reading experience, but the drum is designed in a way that makes it feasible to easily understand how to play each and every note that this steel drum has the capacity to play.
I can’t think of a better-made beginner steel drum that is easy to learn, but also with such a great, pleasurable sound.
The drum is also manufactured in a way that allows it to be collapsed, so traveling with the drum is possible.
Jumbie jam technical details
The Jumbie Jam Steel Drum is manufactured by the Panyard Incorporated company, in the USA, as an easy-to-learn beginner styled instrument for enthusiastic drummers and percussionists.
The drum’s dimensions are 16 x 16 x 42 inches, leading to its light weight of about 7 pounds.
The drum, although coming in its classical metallic finished color, can also be purchased in blue and green, and can be ordered with a foot-shaped base that matches the color of the pan.
The purchase of the drum kit comes with the musical pan itself, wooden drumming mallets, a stand that can be adjusted or collapsed in order to arrive at a comfortable height for each and every player, as well as a beginner’s guidebook, songbook, and play along CD, which I thought were extremely impressive additions.
With Jumbie jam you get all you need to start learning how to play steel drum.
The pros of the Jumbie Jam are limitless. The biggest pro, in my opinion, is the simplicity of the instrument.
For anyone that hopes to transition into serious steel drum player, this is a perfect way to learn the basics all while making great music and having fun learning a variety of songs.
Another pro is the portability. It’s relatively small, light and easy to reassemble. I can carry it with me everywhere and thus practice in diverse settings and environments. This also means that is easy to disassemble and put it under bad or in a closet.
The cost of the Jumbie Jam Steel Drum is another huge pro. It is a truly inexpensive option, considering the cost of other options that are similar.
One con is the music selection that comes with the purchase. I would like to have a book that has more song options!