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Learning the Handpan: Lesson 3 / Dynamics by NovaPans Handpans

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Along with learning rhythms from the previous tutorial, there are numerous other ways to expand the range of expression on your handpan. One of those is called dynamics or layman terms, “volume”. By just demonstrating a difference between playing quietly and playing loud, you can transform your music into two completely different genres; two completely different experiences. The beauty of dynamics is that it’s a lot more than just two settings of quiet and loud, but everything in between! Check out the video below to see what variations of dynamics you can learn to really evolve your handpan playing into what you might call starter’s level to intermediate.
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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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