Master Series Handpan – C# Minor
C# Minor Tuning – (C#), G#, B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#
Our C# Minor handpan uses the same scale as our Gudu Handpan, except everything is shifted down a half tone, to C# minor. This give the handpan a darker, moodier feel than our D Gudu version. The scale is a natural minor scale, related to the “Integral” tuning found in many handpans. It emphasises the higher range of the scale, with plenty of room for melodic inspiration!
Our Master Series Handpans are made from first grade pressed iron and have a larger volume, to help their resonance. Extra time is taken to tune higher sympathetic frequencies, resulting in a more harmonically balanced instrument.
Comes with a padded carry backpack.
Dimensions: 57cm x 25cm
Weight: 6kg including backpack
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The handpan is a new and mysterious instrument, distantly related in principle to the steelpan of Trinidad and Tobago, but inspired in sound by the Hang drum of Switzerland. Played by hand, rather than sticks or mallets, the handpan has a rich, intimate sound, full of emotion. There is no specific technique or style in the art of playing a handpan. A player with patience and an open mind and will be rewarded with deep layers of complexity to explore.
We have a range of handpan drums for sale.
Maintenance & Care
We recommend ongoing care and maintenance on handpans. Here are a few tips to protect the handpan from rusting and other damage:
♪ Sweat may deposit salts to the surface, which contribute to rust formation. Before playing, wash and dry your hands.
♪ Don’t play the handpan if it’s hot (for example, if it’s been in the sun).
♪ Handpans should only be played gently and with one finger at a time: No hands, fists, or mallets.
♪ After each play, wipe down the instrument with a soft, clean, dry cloth (preferably microfibre).
♪ Clean your handpan every 6 – 12 months to remove dirt & oils: Use isopropyl alcohol, or a more gentle rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol or ethanol based of 50-75%, diluted with water). Use a soft cloth on both sides, the rim, and the inside.
If your handpan has oil on it, you’ll need to re-apply it since the cleaning will remove the oil.
♪ Store your handpan in a cool place, and out of direct sunlight, ideally outside the case in a safe place. If stored inside the case, leave the zip 1/4 open to release the moisture from the case. Check that the foam in the case doesn’t get damp.
Would you like more advice on how to deal with rust or would like to ask another question? contact us and we’ll be happy to guide you!
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