8 Note Hand Pan in F Minor “Akebono”
Dimensions: 24 X 57 CM (height x diameter)
Tuning: F Minor Pentatonic / Akebono scale: (F3), Bb3, C4, Db4, Gb4, Ab4, Bb4, C5
Gu (underside) hole: Yes
This Hand pan is in F Minor “Akebono” scale which is quite a popular scale among Hand pan players. This tuning has a slightly different approach to the traditional pentatonic minor scale in that it creates quite a mysterious and wondering sound. The one and a half octave range whose lower and upper range have a distinguishable gap between them which brings a greater emphasis to its lower and higher notes.
All 8 notes of the Handpan have a lovely resonance, however players can also use other surfaces of the drum to make some effective harmonics. You can also use the head cover to make some similar percussive sounds. Overall, the Handpan is a beautiful instrument capable of charming all users and listeners. The smooth coating makes it very comfortable to play and feel while it weighs only 5kg, making it very easy to carry.
The first three notes outline an augmented F minor chord which creates quite an open and expansive sound. The middle Db really stands out, creating another mood and adding tension and excitement to the preceding notes. The final four notes (Gb-Ab-Bb-C) outline a whole tone scale which further adds to the mysterious sounds of this handpan. Although the Akebono tuning sounds quite peculiar, some strangely effective tunes and harmonies can be made when jamming on the 8 Note Handpan in F Minor. Most handpan videos are done so in this key.
The Handpan comes with a firm case with shoulder straps and also a head cover to protect it during transport.
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Please note that this particular tuning is made to order. It generally takes 3 – 5 weeks to receive your handpan after your payment has been processed.