The handpan chooses you, for properties and harmony that vibrate with your spirit. That is why it is important to listen to the videos of our instruments and then select them.
The main features that need to be considered are:
THE MATERIAL: The NITRATED STEEL DC04 is the classic with a dark color that tends towards black. It’s tonal characteristics consist in bringing clear and enveloping notes into harmony. He is generally chosen for group play. STAINLESS STEEL tends to have a golden golden color, its property is more lasting (the duration of the sound), so that the notes can merge with one another and create an incredible atmosphere, it’s generally chosen for music therapy, yoga accompaniment and more introspective playing.
THE FREQUENCIES: The choice of tuning frequencies is between 440 Hz and 432 Hz. The first range is the standard which is the most popular game and used by most musicians around the world. 432 Hz instead, is chosen by those who choose between the two, know the difference well and prefer unconventional playing.
THE SCALE: Each handpan is characterized by it’s special musical scale and is based on the musical laws. According to taste and needs, it’s possible to choose the one you prefer. For example between Kurdish, Celtic, Mystic, etc … ..
THE NUMBER OF TONES: The last characteristic is the number of grades from a minimum of 8 to a maximum of 15. We use the 8 grades for the lowest scale like the F2 Low Pygmy. The fact that there are few notes doesn’t mean they are easy to play. In fact, they are often the toughest challenge to master. From 9 to 12 notes are more kurdish, celtic or mystical classics, and between 14 and 15 notes we come to “La Sirena”. A very complex arrangement that makes it possible to combine several scales in a single instrument.
You can call us at any time or write to us via WhatsApp to receive non binding advice on your needs. In order to dispel doubts, it’s of great concern and pleasure for us to accompany you in choosing which one suits you best.