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

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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 to grow out of this, we have begun to write the ding down on what might be called the 6th lowest line. This “new” note is, in fact, positioned on a line which we don’t draw in addition to the already-existing 5 lines but rather, through the note itself positioned at the bottom of the 5 lines. Watch the video to fully understand what we mean:

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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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