Learning the Handpan: Lesson 0.1 / The Touch Technique by NovaPans Handpans

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Learning the handpan should be just like purchasing one, no one should have to spend $100s or $1000s just to do so, at least not to cover the basics! We've created a series of handpan lessons to cover everything you need to know on the handpan starting from your touch technique to all sorts of rhythms and melodies. Don't fall into the trap of thinking you have to spend anything to learn the handpan, the musical instrument which gets its fame from being one of the most easy-to-play instruments of the 21st Century, possibly even longer! All introductory handpan lessons should be FREE! Masterthehandpan, we're looking at you!

Starting with the Touch Technique. Here's how just about anybody can play a handpan.


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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By using the following few steps, you should be well on your way to picking a handpan which suits your needs to best of your situation

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