Handpan timbre and tonalities

Handpan tonalities

There are countless tonalities that we can create on a Handpan . It is important, of course, that all of the notes fit together. There are scales. Many of them are pentatonic, or scales with only five tones. It does not matter which scale you have. The main thing is that you like it. Also, it does not matter how many pitches are on the Handpan. You can just play.

There are traditional tunings from distant countries. For example, Melog Selisir and Ake Bono are from Asia and Hijas and Puvri are from Arabia.

D minor, E minor etc. are scalesthat are more familiar to us in the West.
Additionally, you can change the order of the pitches in a key to change the feeling.
For example, D minor in the model “Pandora”:
D / A, Bb, D, E, F, G, A, C
D minor in the model “Storia”:
D / A, Bb, C, D, E, F, A

We havenamed the different tunings and arrangements of tones.
E minor with eight notes is called, for example, “Sonoro”
D minor with nine tones is called “Pandora”
D minor played by Storia on YouTube is called “Storia”

There are even customers who come up with their own wonderful tunings, which we are happy to custom build.

We regularly build the following tunings:

Sonoro (D minor with 8 notes) D / A, Bb, d, E, F, G, A
Pandora (9-note D minor) D / A, Bb, d, E, F, G, A, C
Waples D / A, C, D, E, F, G, A, Bb
Phenomenon D / A, Bb, C, D, E, F, G, A
Storia D / A, Bb, C, D, E, F, G
D minor pentatonic (Dante / Fanfare) D / A, C, D, F, G, A, C

Harmony D / A, C, F#, A, G, D, B
C-minor C / G, G#,C, D, D#, F, G
Om C# Minor 432hz C# / G#, A, C#, Eb, E, F#, G#
Melog Selisir F / A, Bb, C, E, F, A, Bb, C
Ake Bono G / C, D, Eb, F, G, Ab, C, D

Aeolean A / D, E, F, G, A, Bb, C, D
Aeolian transposed D / A, D, E, F, G, A, C
Masterpice Arabic C# / C#, D, F, F#, G#, A, C#
Materpice Alegria C# / G#, B, C#, D, F, F#, G#
Hijaz A / D, Eb, F#, G, A, Bb, C, D
Nada Brahma (F-minor) F / Bb, C, Db, Eb, F, Ab, Bb, C
Resonacia (G-minor) D / G, A, Bb, D, Eb, F, G

Try out

By prior arrangement you can visiting 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)