The 8 note handpan is tuned in the F Minor Akebono scale. The Akebono scale is a musical scale commonly used in traditional Japanese music.
All 8 notes of the handpan have a lovely resonance, however it is also possible for players to use the other surfaces of the instrument to make other harmonics, such as snares and hi-hat like sounds.
The first three notes of this scale define an augmented F minor chord. Then there is the middle Db note. The remaining four notes Gb, Ab, Db and C further add to the beautiful sound that this scale produces.
The instrument includes a hard cover shell to protect it during transport, it also includes a backpack style soft case for both protection / storage and ease of transportation. The instrument weighs only 5kg, making it very easy to carry.
Please note: Players are advised to only use their hands when playing these instruments as excessive force or playing with foreign objects could potentially cause damage.
Size: 24 X 57 cm (height x diameter)
Scale: F Minor Pentatonic / Akebono scale: (F3), Bb3, C4, Db4, Gb4, Ab4, Bb4, C5
Gu (underside hole): Yes
Estimated shipping time is 3 - 10 business days.
We use either UPS or TNT for delivery, depending on your location. Shipping is free.
We offer a three month payment plan so that you can pay your instrument off over 3 months. If you choose to pay for your handpan over a payment plan, your instrument will be delivered to you once paid in full.