What Are HandPans? - The New Percussion

Posted by romen on January 4th, 2021

HandPans, and not the sort you may sear an egg in or heat up specific beans, are a gathering of instruments dropped from the Steel Pans of Trinidad and Tobago. With the most prominent outline of a Handpan being the 'Hang', even more normally known as a 'Hang drum', despite the way that the Hang and HandPans when in doubt are not drums, yet instruments of the Idiophone class.

A real twenty-first century melodic headway HandPans look in appearance to be an angled steel dish, welded onto a base to outline a UFO shaped circle like instrument. Played with the hands and held upon the lap or a stand HandPans (and especially the Hang) are (at the hour of forming) incredibly sought after, Handpan for sale due fundamentally to the viral thought of their headway through online video sharing objections and casual associations, gotten together with their (at this moment) confined openness.

Despite the Swiss made Hang made by PANArt, the 'Caisa', the 'Crown', 'BellART Bells', 'Bali Steel Pans', and 'Spacedrum', moreover fall inside the as of late outlined HandPans gathering of instruments. Furthermore, due to premium far surpassing stock (at period of forming) it is phenomenal to have the alternative to purchase a HandPan for under 1,000 dollars, with utilized Hang frequently selling on eBay for more than 6,000.

Solidly related to and inspired by the Hang and Handpans are 'Hank' drums (furthermore knowns as 'Steel tongue drums' and 'Tank' drums). Disregarding the way that the Hank drum themselves are not really HandPans, anyway are somewhat instruments of the 'Metallophone' class.

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