8 Note Handpan in F Phrygian Minor by NovaPans Handpans
8 Note Handpan in F Phrygian Minor by NovaPans Handpans
8 Note Handpan in F Phrygian Minor by NovaPans Handpans
Handpan Soft Case by NovaPans Handpans
Handpan Soft Case by NovaPans Handpans
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Handpan 8 Notes in F Akebono Minor


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.

Amazon ($100 OFF!)
We have recently launched our Amazon shop (under the name of Panniverse) and as a gesture towards anybody wanting to buy a Generation 1, 3, 4, or 7 Handpan, are offering $100 off all these handpans on Amazon. The Amazon listing for Generation 1 handpans for North American can be found at: and for Europe at:


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.

Getting the sound at first: Have patience if finding the sweet spot when playing your handpan doesn't come immediately and be reassured that over 500 other NovaPans customers have been empowered through handpan playing and watching our handpan tutorials.
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Shipping: Preordered handpans or handpans ordered off our Amazon shop will be delivered anytime within 1-3 weeks of purchasing.

News Update: NovaPans is offering a handful of future buyers $100 off select handpans (Generation 1, 3, 4 and 7) should they be happy to purchase it off our newly-setup Amazon shop (we're trying to boost our selling account on Amazon, that's all). Please navigate over to any of the Generation 1, 3, 4 or 7 handpans here on the website for the specific Amazon links. We also have planned to release our brand new handpan hard cases in April 2020. Stay tuned because they'll be a great addition to your handpan. We're also making Generation 7 Handpans in 432Hz by request, upgrading our packaging, offering FREE shipping, and an exhange policy for anyone who wishes to exchange their handpan for another within one week of receipt. 

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Weight13 kg
Dimensions63 × 63 × 37 cm

Silver, Black

Generation of Handpan

Generation 1

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