Hand-Crafted Dii Handpans
The handpan, or hang drum, was first created in 2001 by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer (PANArt) in Bern, Switzerland. The musical instrument is hand crafted from two half-shells of steel sheet connected together at the rim, which leave the inside hollow to create the shape of a convex lens.
The top (“Ding”) side has a center note hammered into it and seven or eight tone fields hammered around the center. The bottom (“Gu”) is a plain surface that has a rolled hole in the center, which activates a Helmoltz resonator (a deep bass note created by the empty space inside the handpan). Part art and part instrument, the handpan is often referred to as a “sound sculpture”.
Soothing, resonating, and enchanting, the sound of the handpan captivates and works great for sound healing, meditation, and yoga, as well as for developing skills in playing a percussion instrument. Every note on your handpan should be fine tuned, with overtones that give each a rich, layered quality.
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DII 2019 HANDPAN MODELS
LUNA Clarity Handpan
Clear sound, clear look, clear your mind! Everything about the Luna Clarity handpan is clean and elegant. check out our popular 20” Luna Clarity model; it’s excellent for meditation, sound baths, and performance.
Aurous Stainless Steel Handpan
The Aurous model handpan is an amazing musical instrument. Made from stainless steel, it has excellent sustain, a gorgeous golden color, and it resists corrosion!
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Handpan Audio Samples
Listen to the magical sounds created by the handpan.