The all-new 2020 Harmonic Master instruments

Masterful craftsmanship —  the ultimate handpan expression.

Harmonic Art has created its most exceptional handpan line to date with the Harmonic Master — a collection of five revolutionary sound sculptures designed and crafted for the highest professional quality. This new musical instrument line stands out with its selection of three, seven, eight, twelve, and fifteen musical notes in a single handpan that takes music performance to the next level.

The all-new Harmonic Master musical instruments are handcrafted from top-grade German black-coated stainless steel and feature a variety of qualities: inherent rust resistance and long-life wear protection. It has a warm, hypnotic timbre and an extensive selection of scales. Triple or single central dome. Exceptional tuning stability and tone sensibility. Meaningful pure sound, aesthetically pleasing design, and attention to the most exquisite details.

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Harmonic Master® 15 

The Harmonic Master® 15 is the result of pushing the limits of high-quality, “mutant”-style handpan design with craftsmanship, innovation, and technology working harmoniously together. We think it is the best and most complete handpan in the world and a revolutionary instrument that changes everything. We created it to perform a full chromatic scale, including fifteen musical notes in a single harmonious handpan, and it is our most advanced musical instrument. The top and bottom shells keep the playing method remarkably simple, and each side allows the performer to play independent scales as well, which opens up a whole new world of sonic textures. Have you ever dreamt of owning a single handpan that allows you to change the tuning to several scales? With a Harmonic Master 15, you can select specific notes to turn a scale from minor to major, flavourful to minor, etc., and there are plenty more combinations to discover. With a Harmonic Master® 15, you can create any scale you want, and explore all of the harmonic possibilities of any music.

The sound structure of the Harmonic Master® 15 is internationally protected.

Sound Models

HM15 C#/ (G) G# A (A#) (C) C# (D) D# E (F) F# (G) G# (A)

Top: C#/ G# A C# D# E F# G# 

Bottom: G A# C D F G A

HC15 D/ (G#) A (A#) C (C#) D (D#) E F (F#) G (G#) A (A#)

Top: D/ A C D E F G A 

Bottom: G# A# C# D# F# G# A#

Harmonic Master® 12

The Harmonic Master® 12 is the most studied evolution of our original handpan and the result of unparalleled innovation. We're delivering the same iconic Harmonic sound you've come to love, including a set of 12 musical tones-fields within a designated scale. The playing shell maintains the simplicity of our conventional design as the Harmonic Master 8, an incredible experience. The bottom shell layout consists of 4 tone-fields, including one of them being ding-like with the triple dome design. It is an innovation with uncompromising quality for those who seek a meaningful sound and a large number of musical notes in an individual resonant instrument. What this instrument does is extraordinary; it is the best playing experience you’ve ever had.

Sound Models

Ursa Minor 12 D/ (F G) A A# C D (E) F G A (A#)

Kurd 12 D/ (F G) A A# C D E F (G) A (A#)

Mystic 12 C#/ (F F#) G# A# C C# D# F (F#) G# (A#)

Amara 12 C#/ (E F#) G# A B C# D# E (F#) G# (A)

Harmonic Master® 8

The Harmonic Master® 8 is what has earned us a global reputation as artisans of the finest handpans available today. It is known around the world for its craftsmanship, sound performance, and attention to detail. The tone is pleasing, soothing, and relaxing and can be used in various settings for performance and therapy. The result is a singular handpan-playing experience, a full immersion in sound and gesture. This Harmonic retains the lenticular form of the “classical” sound sculpture, simple by design, yet with a tremendous level of quality. Our smooth and sleek traditional sound sculpture is played and trusted by countless players around the world. 

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Sound Models

Free Integral C#/ G# A B C# D# E G#

AnnaZiska D/ A A# D E F G A

Hitzaz D/ A A# C# D E F A

Natural D/ A A# C D F G A

Dominant 7th D/ A C D E F G A

Integral D/ A A# C D E F A

SaByeD D/ A B C# D E F# A  

Raga Desya Todi D#/ G A# C D D# F G

Equinox E/ G B C D E F# G

Harmonic Minor E/ G B C D# E F# G

Dorian F/ A# C D D# F G A#

Akebono F/ A# C C# D# F F# A#

Natural Prime F/ A A# C D F G A

Melog-Selisir F/ A A# C E F G A

Harmonic HuRing®

The Harmonic Master HuRing® opens the potential of percussion, bass, and harmony, as a new area of musical possibilities. The frequency of the air resonance is 98 Hertz (G2). The bottom shell is compact and curved, designed with no opening port to generate the sound of the air in the vessel. The pulses of the Helmholtz resonance are surprisingly intense and can be used in a variety of musical styles. The harmonious Ringding around the central opening is tuned to the partial tones D3, A3, D4 or E3, B3 and E4. The result is equally powerful, yet uncompromisingly reinvented, which represents a percussive challenge. 

Sound Models

AnnaZiska A A# D E F G A

Natural A A# C D F G A

Dominant 7th A C D E F G A

Hitzaz A A# C# D E F A

Melog-Selisir A A# C E F G A

Integral A A# C D E F A

SaBye A B C# D E F# A 

La Sirena G B C# D E F# G

Equinox G B C D E F# G

Harmonic Minor G B C D# E F# G

Harmonic HuBass®

The Harmonic Master HuBass® is a "Bass handpan" 3 Ding-like basses that produce melodic bass vibrations, designed to complement the other instruments of the Harmonic family but can also be played by itself. The bottom shell is a simplified surface with a round port in its center with attributes that use Helmholtz resonance. It is handcrafted with clear and pure soft bass sound, long sustain, and harmonious connection.

Sound Models

HB1 D, D#, E

HB2 D, D#, F

HB3 D, E, F 

HB4 D#, E, F

 

Choosing a Sound Model (or scale)

All Harmonics look roughly the same, but they can sound vastly different from one another and are tuned in to a specific musical scale. Each scale has its own color and sound and can evoke a wide variety of feelings. It is essential to choose a scale that speaks to your heart, your emotions, your spirit, and what brings you delight. We craft Harmonics in a wide variety of sound models that are tuned to produce responsive, consistent results, ease of playability, beautiful sustain, and the best possible resonance. Players free themselves from their minds and focus more on emotional, dynamic, and spiritual inspiration during their playing. Our offered Sound Models are inspired by an absolute passion for the beauty and resonance of the singing steel.

We offer many different Sound Models and scale types that can be organized into some simple categories: Minor, Major, Flavorful, and Chromatic. The following is a concise description of the emotional feel of each. 

Scale type: Minor 

Free Integral C#/ G# A B C# D# E G#

AnnaZiska D/ A A# D E F G A

Natural D/ A A# C D F G A

Dominant 7th D/ A C D E F G A

Integral D/ A A# C D E F A

Raga Desya Todi D#/ G A# C D D# F G

Equinox E/ G B C D E F# G

Ursa Minor 12 D/ (F G) A A# C D (E) F G A (A#)

Kurd 12 D/ (F G) A A# C D E F (G) A (A#)

Amara 12 C#/ (E F#) G# A B C# D# E (F#) G# (A)

Minor sounding scales often feel mysterious, meditative, hypnotizing, and compelling. It can also feel driving, intense, and even suspenseful depending on how it is played. Minor scales are also among the most popular requests. 

Scale type: Major 

SaByeD D/ A B C# D E F# A

Dorian F/ A# C D D# F G A#

Natural Prime F/ A A# C D F G A 

Melog-Selisir F/ A A# C E F G A

Mystic 12 C#/ (F F#) G# A# C C# D# F (F#) G# (A#)

Major sounding scales are bright, cheerful, positive, and overall happy. Instruments with major scales tend to be inspirational, relaxing, and pleasant to play. They're very well suited for meditative play or music therapy.

Scale type: Flavorful 

Hitzaz D/ A A# C# D E F A

Akebono F/ A# C C# D# F F# A#

Harmonic Minor E/ G B C D# E F# G

Flavorful sounding scales typically stand out because of their cultural flavor and exotic sound. Middle-Eastern, Indian, medieval, and Japanese scales are some of the most common flavorful sound models. These types of scales are beautiful and magical. 

Scale type: Chromatic

HM15 C#/ (G) G# A (A#) (C) C# (D) D# E (F) F# (G) G# (A)

HC15 D/ (G#) A (A#) C (C#) D (D#) E F (F#) G (G#) A (A#) 

Chromatic sounding scales can play all musical notes and consist entirely of half steps or semitone intervals (all the black and white keys on a piano). The chromatic effect is fascinating and explored by many musicians of various styles.  

The reason that Harmonic Art is able to create handpans like the Harmonic Master line is that we’ve always tried to be at the intersection of the best technology and the best craftsmanship to make extraordinarily advanced and creative musical instruments that really fit the players.

 

It’s always more fun to have options, and now you can find your way to play. We hope you love the Harmonic Master line as much as we do.

Meticulously crafted from the finest materials, every Harmonic is a work of art designed to perform at the highest level.

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