Handpan timbre and tonalities

Handpan timbre

Aside from the fact that every pitch must be accurately tuned to 440 Hz (on request also on 432 Hz), the various undertones and overtones must also be considered.

It is the same idea as a “well tempered piano”. In addition to the fact that each tuner has his or her own “signature” when tuning, it is also up to the tuner to what extent he allows slight tone cross-overs, parallel overtones and slight dissonances. These allowances ultimately make the meditative sound that makes the instrument so irresistible and gives it its “soul”.

Try out

By prior arrangement you can visit us and test out the Handpans yourself. Contact us to arrange an appointment.

Handpan App

Scan the code with your mobile phone and you can download our app and explore the different tunings.

(Click here for the Handpan app)