On May 13th 2017, Isthmus Instruments hosted the first handpan gathering in the midwest. The focus of the gathering was to bring together people who share interest handpans.
Here are a few local people are doing really neat things with their Isthmus Instrument handpans...
When people visit the Isthmus Instruments workshop, one of the first things they often ask is “Do you teach lessons on how to play the handpan?"
If you just recently discovered handpan instruments, you might become surprised or even overwhelmed to learn of the vast number of scales available for handpans. How to choose a handpan scale is a common question. Isthmus Instruments developed an application to help with this particular question.
For live handpan amplification, we would like to share a microphone setup we have used.
We would like to share with you two handpan stand options that we make use of often with ease, affordability & success.
Every handpan builder employs different steps to reach their unique sound. The recipes get more refined and specific over time. Below are a few pictures which share a very basic process of building a handpan