Handpan 8 Notes in F Akebono Minor

$1,399.00 $899.00

The 8 Note Handpan in F Minor “Akebono” scale, our most popular among handpan players, 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 (perfect fourth Db to Gb) brings greater emphasis to the lower and higher notes.


  • Notes: 8
  • Color: Black or Silver
  • Dimensions: 24 X 57 cm (height x diameter)
  • Key: F Minor Pentatonic / Akebono scale: (F3), Bb3, C4, Db4, Gb4, Ab4, Bb4, C5

Tuning aspects
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 peculiar, some strangely effective tunes and harmonies can be made when jamming on the 8 Note Handpan in F Minor, hence why most handpan videos are done in this key!

All Generation 1 Handpans come with their own Soft Case (with shoulder straps), and protective cover (for added protection during travel but which can also be used as an additional percussive instrument). If you're interested in getting a Hard Case for your Handpan, see what we have available in the Shop here. All handpans come with a Gu hole (for resonance) and a nitrided coating for anti-rust.


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Further Information:All notes of the handpan have a beautiful resonance which when played with a little practice, can be tamed in a matter of minutes to less than a few days. Have patience if finding the sweet spot doesn't come immediately and be reassured that over 500 other NovaPans customers have been empowered through handpan playing and watching our tutorials (here). Don't forget to like and follow our Facebook Page for the latest and live updates (here).
Weight13 kg
Dimensions63 × 63 × 37 cm


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