F Akebono Scale – F, A#, C, C#, F, F#, A#, C
Akebono is a musical scale commonly used in traditional Japanese music. The Ding (lowest note) is usually the tonic of handpan’s scale, but akebono has no fixed tonic. This makes the Akebono scale very open, mysterious, and versatile.
Comes with a padded carry backpack.
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.
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 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 will be rewarded with deep layers of complexity to explore.
Listen To This Handpan
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Dimensions…. 60cm x 22cm
Weight…………. 6kg (including backpack)