Learning Handpan Pieces | Sam Maher’s NY Part I

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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 skills if you haven't already (links below). Otherwise, we rank this as one of our 'Advanced' level music pieces out there. Watch the video, download the sheet music and get practising! Send us in those videos of you mastering this piece! We'll have Part II released soon!

Sam Maher's NY Handpan Piece - Part I (wm)



Did you find this interesting/useful? Leave us a comment below! Also, don't hesitate to contact us should you have any questions! Check out our other FREE handpan tutorials below:

An Introduction to Sheet Music for the Handpan
Lesson 0.1 / The Touch Technique
Lesson 0.2 / The Handpan Scale
Lesson 1 / Simplified Handpan Notation (Sheet Music for the Handpan)
Lesson 2 / Quaver (Half-Beat) Rhythms
Lesson 3 / Dynamics
Lesson 4 / Accents
Lesson 5 / Semiquaver (1/4 Beat) Rhythms
Lesson 6 / Harmonics & Pitch Pends
Lesson 7 / Percussive Slaps
Lesson 8 / Walking the Hands
Lesson 9 / Chords
Lesson 10 / Triplet Rhythms
Lesson 11 / Ghost Notes
Lesson 12 / Rewriting the Ding
Lesson 13 / Dotted Rhythms

Also, learn these pieces on the handpan! (notation provided):
The Last of the Mohicans (1992 film)
Sam Maher's New York Subway Piece

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