What Are HandPans? – The New Percussion

HandPans, and not the sort you may broil an egg in or heat up certain beans, are a group of instruments slipped from the Steel Pans of Trinidad and Tobago. With the most outstanding case of a Handpan being the ‘Hang’, all the more usually known as a ‘Hang drum’, regardless of the way that the Hang and HandPans when all is said in done are not drums, yet instruments of the Idiophone class.

A genuine twenty-first century melodic leap forward HandPans look in appearance to be an arched steel container, welded onto a base to frame a UFO formed circle like instrument. Played with the hands and held upon the lap or a stand HandPans (and particularly the Hang) are (at the season of composing) profoundly looked for after, due principally to the viral idea of their advancement through online video sharing destinations and informal organizations, joined with their (as of now) restricted accessibility.

Notwithstanding the Swiss made Hang delivered by PANArt and where handpans for sale is also available, the ‘Caisa’, the ‘Radiance’, ‘BellART Bells’, ‘Bali Steel Pans’, and ‘Spacedrum’, likewise fall inside the recently shaped HandPans group of instruments. Also, because of interest far exceeding supply (at time of composing) it is uncommon to have the capacity to buy a HandPan for under one thousand dollars, with used Hang every now and again selling on eBay for more than six thousand.

Firmly identified with and propelled by the Hang and Handpans are ‘Hank’ drums (likewise knowns as ‘Steel tongue drums’ and ‘Tank’ drums). In spite of the fact that the Hank drum themselves are not actually HandPans, yet are rather instruments of the ‘Metallophone’ class.