Immersive Beginners Weekend Deal

Immersive Beginners Weekend Deal

115.00

Sat. 26 Oct / 11am - 6pm & Sun. 27 Oct / 11am - 6pm

An entire weekend of handpan playing!

Over the two days you will work from the basics up. From core ideas such as technique, improvisation, composition, and theory; to more complex concetps such as phasing, harmonics, harmony and Indian rhythms. Participants will leave with enough material to practise for months, and a solid grounding in their handpan practise and musical understanding.

Handpans can be provided upon request.

Limited spaces are available.

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An immersive weekend of music

Throughout this weekend of music you will go from the basics of handpan playing to being able to play melodies, grooves, and create your own musical ideas. You will leave with a solid understanding of the foundations of playing the handpan, and some of the key elements that go into music making. Key aspects of technique, theory, improvisation, and composition will be covered. You will have a chance to try various handpans and scales, and finish each day by playing music with other participants.

Topics covered

Technique : learn the correct techniques for hitting the handpan to produce clean and beautiful sounds

Discover the scale : explore your scale using various exercises and improve your coordination

Rhythmic cycles : creating patterns in time using simple numbers

Basic grooves : play melodic beats on the handpan

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

Warm up : a series of exercises to warm up and to give your teacher a chance to establish the level of the class

Symmetrical grooves : a method of playing in which both hands are used equally

Polyrhythmic grooves : grooves which are composed of more than one rhythm

Independence grooves : learn to play groves where your hands act independently of one another

Indian rhythms : how Indian rhythmic ideas can keep your playing fresh and exciting

Note: We have designed the above class for the workshop, however each class is unique and will be adapted to suit the abilities, interests, and ambitions of participants on the day. 

Timings for the day

10:30 - 11 am Arrival

11 - 2 pm - First session

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

3 - 6 pm - Second session

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.

Fin out more about our parners on the team page.

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