How much is a handpan drum?

How much is a handpan drum?

How Much Do Handpans Cost? Quality handpans and Hang® (i.e. nitrided with stable architecture) cost between $2,000 to $10,000. A good one bought direct from a maker will cost $2,000 to $3,500. Although rare, used top-shelf handpans have sold for as much as $10,000.

Why are handpans so expensive?

– A good quality handpan is neither mass-produced nor quick to produce. Mostly made to order, a handpan is crafted by highly skilled creators to your own specification. With very few skilled manufacturers in the world, demand is high and supply low. That is why handpans cost so much.

Is it handpan or Hang Drum?

The original makers insist that the title of the instrument be Hang for their brand of hand pan. While the term Hang Drum is commonly used verbally, in writing it is most proper to refer to instruments made by the company Pan Art as simply “hang” and all others as “hand pans”.

Is the handpan hard to learn?

– Learning to play a handpan is not hard as there are fewer notes to play than most other instruments. Add to this the scales used, and it is difficult to hit a bad note. A basic sense of rhythm will be helpful but handpan lessons are inexpensive and very accessible. You can become a good handpan player very quickly.

What is inside a handpan?

The basic form of a handpan consists of two metal half-shells glued together, a centre tone field (named Ding) surrounded by a circle of at least seven tone fields on the upper side and an opening in the bottom side (named Gu).

Is a tongue drum the same as a handpan?

Steel Tongue Drums are usually smaller, but heavier than hand pans. They are made of thicker steel and resonate much longer than a Handpan. They have a meditative sound, but are less suitable for fast, percussive playing.

How difficult is handpan?

Playing a tune on a handpan is easy because of the scale and notation of the instrument. more on that later. The harder part might be mastering a rhythm, although even that does not matter as much as with other instruments.

What is the difference between a tongue drum and a hang drum?

The tone field or the notes that you play will look completely different. The handpan containing dimples, with no piercing of the steel, whereas the steel tongue drum tongues will be cut into the steel, in a variety of shapes, but as the name suggests, many are tongue-shaped.