When you first get a handpan, there is so much to explore it can seem overwhelming. Our Handpan 101 video will introduce you to some fundamentals of handpan playing including playing with a metronome, polyrhythms, paradiddles and drum rudiments, learning the scale of your instrument, playing chords and more!
Handpans are resonant steel instruments that evolved out of the Trinidad Steel Pan. Originally made by just one company in Switzerland, there are now (at time of writing) over 100 handpan makers worldwide.
The instrument used in this video is a PanArt 2nd Generation D Hijaz:
Hijaz Scale tones: (1) 5 b7 1 b2 3 4 5 D Hijaz Scale on this instrument: (D) A C D Eb F# G A
Music theory is especially important for handpan players to develop the knowledge of how scales work, how to build chords and how to play with other musicians.
The Paradiddle is an essential rhythmic figure for hand percussion or any instrument that features the interplay of two rhythmic elements. The basic paradiddle pattern is:
L R L L R L R R
This concept can be applied to linear instruments (those that play one note at a time) by simply alternating between two notes, with one note assigned as “left” and the other assigned as “right”.
In this new collection of pan drums, we review and compare some exciting innovations. Included in this video:
-Tacta Handpans C# Harmonic Minor 16 Mutant
-Hamgam by Majid Drums
-Meinl Sonic Energy Octave Steel Tongue Drums in D Kurd and D Amara...
Learn to play chord changes on handpan so you can play along with guitarists, pianists, compose your own music that works with musicians on any instrument!
Gear used in this video: This video features our debut of the...
A new addition to the Didge Project store: the RAV Pan F Pygmy! This pan has two bottom notes on the underside of the drum that make this drum really special. This scale is almost identical to the F...
The RAV Vast F Astronaut is a great new release from RAV Labs. Check it out in the video and don't miss Jerry's beatboxing! *Order RAV Vast F Astronaut in the USA: https://www.didgeproject.com/RAV RAV Vast F Astronaut notes:
(F2) C3 F3 G3...
What's up everybody? AJ here from Didge Project wishing you a happy day! Recently I got to play some super cool instruments, the Chromatic Mallet Harp and the RAV G Humayun, with two excellent musicians, Adrian DiMatteo and Mike Fisher on Electric Guitar...
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