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Handpan For Sale: Tips To Avoid Buying Fraud 

There are many companies as well as individual crafters involved in making handpans. But it’s always better to rely on a trusted seller to get a good instrument than to get scammed while trying to save your money.   Buying hang drums isn’t something you can do in seconds. Unlike buying a new mug or …

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Beginner’s Guide- How to Find the best Handpan? 

Choosing your first handpan can really be challenging, as there are a lot of things to consider. What type of Instrument do you need? Should you start with cheaper options and then switch to a higher level? Should you start learning to play a professional hang drum from the beginning? Or what scale or size …

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Learning Handpan Pieces | Sam Maher’s NY Part II 

It’s part 2! If you’ve missed the first part of learning Sam Maher’s NY Subway piece then click the link below and get started! Otherwise, carry on! Sam Maher’s NY Handpan Piece – Part I & II


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Learning Handpan Pieces | Sam Maher’s NY Part I 

No doubt, Sam Maher’s NY piece is one of the most attention-grabbing out there. Is it because it’s so difficult to play? Maybe. When broken down the piece can be learnt by anyone with a basic understanding of rhythm, hand positioning and tempo (timing). It’s important you check out our individual classes on learning these …

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Learning the Handpan: Lesson 13 / Dotted Rhythms by NovaPans Handpans 

We’ve learnt straight rhythms (quavers and semi-quavers) and also triplet rhythms, but we’ve not yet learnt dotted rhythms. If we were to put some imagery to these rhythms well, a dotted rhythm would probably best be represented by a cantering horse (the kind of long-short rhythm ir short-long rhythm). Check out the video to learn …

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Learning the Handpan: Lesson 12 / Rewriting the Ding by NovaPans Handpans 

For the whole of the previous eleven tutorials we’ve been writing the ding note on the very central line of the staves. However, doing this was never entirely “accurate”, not at least in terms of pitch (the position of the notes according to high or low they sound when put in order). So, in order …

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