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I would like to buy a handpan, but I don't know how to choose one or where to get one from.
Choosing your first handpan is not always easy, so I recommend you read my articles on this subject : • How to choose a handpan • How to choose the scale of your instrument • What to look for in a good quality handpan • [The list of handpan
Is the course compatible with a RAV?
The course is 100% compatible with the RAV! The RAV and the handpan are effectively cousins: they both habe a central bass note on the top (ding) and a series of notes (scale) grouped around this central note. And they are both played with the hands :) So, it's perfect for the course.
Is the course compatible with a tongue drum?
MasterTheHandpan courses were originally designed for handpan, not tongue drum. However, it is possible to adapt the lessons for tongue drum. The only essential requirement is a central note on the top (commonly called the "ding" on a handpan). Many MasterTheHandpan students follow the lessons with their tongue drum and find much enjoyment. So, don't forget to check first if your instrument is suitable... but remember there is a 30-day trial period with a satisfied or money back guaran
Is my instrument compatible with the course?
As long as you have a central note on the top of your instrument, it is 100% compatible with my courses! If you don't, there is a way around it that some of my students use: they replace the central note with the lowest note. This works well for them. If this is the case for you, you can try this technique.
Is it a problem if I don't have the same scale as you?
It is completely possible to follow the course even if you don't have the same scale as me. In fact, I had to find a solution due to the thousands of different scales available. I would have had to own thousands of instruments (yes, please! 😃) and filmed a tutorial (impossible 😃)... That's why I designed a course that can be adapted to all handpans, whatever the scale. Of course, there will be dissonance when you play along with me, but the aim of the course is to teach you rhythms and m
Is the course compatible with a space drum?
The courses offered by MasterTheHandpan are 100% compatible with the Spacedrum. Be aware that if you play a chromatic Spacedrum you won't have a "ding" (a single, central bass note on the top of the instrument), but several high notes. You will need to choose one of these notes to act as the ding. If you have a chromatic Spacedrum, I would recommend you try out the course, bearing in mind that there is a 30-day "satisfied or money back" guarantee ;)
I don't have the same notes as you, is this a problem?
This is not a problem as you can adapt each exercice to your instrument even if you have fewer notes than me. I teach patterns/grooves/movements that you can really apply to your own instrument. For example : if I ask you to descend the scale from note number 8 to 5 starting with the left ( 8 > 7 > 6 > 5) what you’ll have to keep in mind is not to start from the number 8 but to descend your scale starting with the left. And you can do that for example from 6 to 3. That would give you (6 >
I don't have an instrument yet, can I still buy the course now?
The online courses offered by MasterTheHandpan are not on a subscription basis. Therefore, once you have purchased a course you will have unlimited access to it, for life! That's why it's perfectly okay to buy the course even if you don't yet have an instrument.
I play on a chromatic instrument, will I be able to follow the course?
If your instrument is chromatic and has a "ding" (central bass note on the top of the instrument), you can 100% benefit from the online courses offered by MasterTheHandpan.com.
What instruments do you use in your lessons?
The instrument I play in most of my videos is an Ayasa handpan and the scale is F#m (F# / B C# D F# G# A B C#). Here is the maker's website for info: www.ayasainstruments.com
How do I choose a second instrument?
Choosing a second instrument can be tricky as several things have to be taken into account. I am currently writing a document on the subject, that I will share with you as soon as possible. The main thing to keep in mind is the reason why you want to buy a second instrument: • If you are looking for instrument B to extend the scale of instrument A, then A and B must have compatible scales (for example, Dm and F). Take note: instrument B will not have the notes that are not found on instr