First Time Handpan Day course

First Time Handpan Day course

65.00

Sat. 24 August / 10:30am - 5:30pm

Play a Handpan for the first time on this one day course. In a series of interactive workshops and short lectures you will explore the handpan, and through it, some of the most influential ideas in music.

Handpans can be provided upon request. No prior musical experience required.

Limited spaces are available.

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Explore the handpan

In this one day course you will be introduced to the handpan and some of the most interesting and essential ideas in music. The day will consist of a series of short lectures that demonstrate important music concepts, which then will be explored on the handpan through practical exercises. You will finish the day playing music with the other participants.

Topics covered

The basics of harmony : the building blocks of music which help us create beautiful and interesting melodies

Playing canons : a simple and powerful composition technique which can be played by small groups

Polyrhythms : how multiple rhythms make music sound more exciting and complex

Rhythmic cycles : creating patterns in time using simple numbers

Timings for the day

10 - 10.30am Arrival

10:30-2pm - First session

2-3pm - Break (Lunch not provided, but there are many nice places close by!)

3pm-5:30pm - Second session

6pm - Venue closes


Instruments

Handpans will be available for use on course days free of charge.

A limited number of our parners’ handpans will also be available for purchase.

Find out more about our parners on the team page.

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This workshop can be bought as a gift, with a printable & personalised ticket available. Please allow five working days.