All notes are: (D3), A3, Bb3, D4, E4, F4, A4, C5 and D5. The D3 to D5 provides two octaves of improvisation around the pentatonic minor but with a slight adjustment. Unlike the Akebono (8 Note) and Integral (7 Note) Handpans, the Celtic scale Handpan replaces the conventional 4th note of the pentatonic scale (G) with the 6th note (Bb) instead. The Bb3 is most effective because it creates a semitone difference with the A3, creating the urge to resolve which induces tension. This tuning particularly expands the harmonic creativity and expressiveness for the player despite it being only a slight adjustment.
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.
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 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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News Update: Leading up to Christmas 2019 we are running the annual XMAS BATCH SALE. In case you're new to this, our batch sales began two years ago and allow customers to preorder handpans at a substantial discount, all in a community effort to produce handpans in volume and therefore reduce production costs.
Preorder prices will be available until November 24th, 2019.
- Purchase a Handpan and expect the following delivery times:
- In Stock: Within 2-7 days of order date
- To Order: Within 2-3 weeks of order date
- Preorder: By December 15th 2019