How to choose the scale of a handpan ?

The handpan is a musical instrument built mainly on a diatonic scale. So, even if you are not an experienced musician, you can play it. In fact, no matter how you play it, no two notes can sound the same. To understand the scales of the handpan, follow our development.

What is a handpan scale ?

The scale itself is considered a set of steps. Or simply a set of notes aligned in a respected order. Handpans are made in either major or minor scale types. These two types of scales are composed of 8 notes each like the oldest handpan. It is important to buy a handpan in order to master its notes or scale. 

The 8 notes are arranged so that you can play from left to right. The purpose of the scale is to help you build melodies in a harmonious way. On handpan instruments the most used scale is called D minor or D minor. This scale is what you need for a beginner.

The major and minor scale types

To choose a scale, you should know that it depends on the music you will want to perform. The major scale type is especially good for providing a happy and uplifting feeling. This scale is also good for new handpan players especially if they want to make happy music. The minor scale type is reserved for music filled with melancholy that insists on reflecting on a given situation. 

If you are a person who prefers to draw attention to a situation that requires reflection such as political facts, the life situation of the poor and many others, this scale is for you. There are other scales that are used more often such as AmaRa, integral, Magic voyage, kurd and pygmy. All these ranges are of minor type.