Sheet Music for Handpans?
So with the handpan being only 20 years old, very few have composed anything for it. In fact, most players (and makers) have probably never read sheet music in their lives. If that’s the case, then how do people learn? Well, just like with all musical instruments at the start of their lives, we learned by ear. It’s only recently that we’ve begun writing actual sheet music for handpans. Here’s the start of what we’ve done at NovaPans Handpans:
TheLastOfTheMohicans_Handpan. With the online (free) tutorial found here.
If you’ve got your own requests for handpan sheet music, then let us know in the comments below. Either that or simply contact us 🙂
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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