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  • The Art of Playing Handpans | Harmonic Art

    What Our Customers Say Meticulously crafted from the finest materials, every Schlagwerk Harmonic Art handpan is a work of art designed to meet each customer's discerning eye and ear. We hope you will join us in sharing creative passions. Countless players around the world trust our precision-tuned and hand-finished musical instruments. German English French Portuguese Italian Spanish Your review will be shown soon! We will be looking forward to receiving pictures and YouTube videos of you playing with the Harmonic! Publish Bertan Kocak | Turkey ​ i have been using it for 4 years now. Great and years long lasting tuning, amazing customer service and the sound quality is really professional and therapeutic, as we use it for sound healing sessions and in other therapies with great success. Thank you all the Harmonicart team. Ross McCallum | Australia ​ It's really great to be in this community with Harmonic Art - I'm very grateful to be here even though I'm quite new. The great craftsmanship that has gone into the handpan I play can really be felt in each touch and I love that about it. Apichaya Kongkarnka | Thailand I just got my Harmonic Handpan! I just want to give thanks to everyone that involved in making and sending this beautiful instrument to me It sounds so beautiful and healing. The team always responded and willing to help even after the purchase is done. I’m very happy with my choice to choose my beautiful instrument from here Thank you and wish you all the best to create more harmonic to the world. Houmaan | Iran ​ Started my handpan journey with this beautiful piece of art and still enjoying,thank you harmonicart! Asterios | United Kingdom ​ This is the best Handpan Drum I've found! High quality and a very nice price from Thomann! Lets's see the main pros! - Made of high quality German stainless steel! - Expressive and warm sound, full of nice overtones! - Tuning is fine, as it's the design! - Hard shell cover and backpack bag are included! There are no cons for me! The only thing I would like to see is some models tuned in 432HZ, as I prefer that tuning! All in all, a fine handpan with a very nice price (thanks to Thomann!) Highly recommended, if you want a high quality stainless steel handpan with a very nice price!! Happy new year everyone!! :-) Lacen | Germany ​ Überzeugt! Preis/Leistung optimal, sehr schöne klangfarbe und durch die 12 Töne besonders grosse Spielfreude! Jose Torres | Spain ​ Casi 5 años desde el harmonic y parece que sea ayer. Estaba recordando el dia que lo compré, tengo toda la conversación guardada desde que lo pedí, hasta el video que os envíe tocando después de tres meses, que diferencia a como toco ahora, sigo sin tocar una canción completa :) pero disfruto como un enano, antes con las puntas de los dedos, ahora con las yemas de los mismo y con suavidad, casi ni se oye el golpe y sacando mucho más sonido Francesco Fasanaro | Italy ​ I've owned this handpan for about a year and can honestly say it is an excellent instrument. The layer of paint helps to attenuate the too metallic sound, and it is possible to obtain a clear and precise, and balanced sound with an excellent sustain. Alex Monsa | Colombia ​ My experience with the Harmonic handpan has been great !! Its sound and vibration are very relaxing, and I use them for meditation and performance. It is also nice when mixed with other instruments to make music because its sound is very special. I want to be around people who like to work and have a passion for what they do. You can feel that with Harmonic Art. Andrés Gomm | Spain ​ ​ I love playing the Harmonic, a very impressive, dynamic handpan, and it sounds beautiful! The clarity, the intuitiveness, the tone, the balance, the feel... Everything is just incredible. Harmonic Art handpans feature unique finishes that highlight them as true masterpieces. They are tuned in different scales and are great for meditation & yoga. I would highly recommend the Harmonic Art handpans to anyone looking for these hand-hammered sound sculptures. Laurent Fouache | France ​ ​ Now I have my MASTER12 ursa minor D, and i'm so happy, i want to thank all of you guys you are the best ! Chrissi | Germany ​ ​ Alle Töne harmonieren sehr schön miteinander. Mit den 4 Tönen auf der Unterseite kann man sein Spiel nochmals aufwerten und es wird definetiv nicht so schnell langweilig. Für mich persönlich ist die Stimmung nicht zu einseitig/melancholisch, aber auch nicht fröhlich... mystisch trifft die Stimmung wahrscheinlich am Besten! Der Klang hallt lange nach und das Volumen der Pan ist sehr angenehm. Die unterschiedlichen Dynamiken kommen sehr gut zur Geltung und sprechen sehr gut an. Ich würde sagen, dass die Pan melodisch ist und evtl. nicht so für das perkussive Spiel geeignet ist... Dafür eignen sich andere Handpans mit dem nach-außen-gewölbten Grundton/Ding (Bass-/Snare Drum-Sound) besser. Das Edelstahl ist leicht mit einem Baumwolltuch zu pflegen und bisher sind keine Verstimmungen (z.B. draußen bei Sonnenschein) aufgekommen. Die Pan kommt sehr gut geschützt in einem Softcase mit zwei harten Schalen :). Zill | France Instrument sympa. Très belle fabrication qui implique un bon son, clair et chaud sans harmoniques disgracieuses. Protection et sac à dos de protection de bonne qualité. Je le recommande. Gast | Germany Die Handpans von Harmonic Art (ich hatte Gelegenheit bei einem renommierten fränkischen Musikhaus alle zu testen) haben allesamt einen angenehm warmen Klang mit sauberer Intonation. Sechs verschiedene Skalen stehen zur Auswahl; da sollte eigentlich für jeden Geschmack was dabei sein. Ich habe mich für die HD2 Equinox entschieden. Selbige war schon bei den Soundfiles im Netz mein Favorit. Clara F. | Germany I've been looking at the Harmonic Art Handpans for a while now to use in my programs and I've also been fortunate enough to have been able to test play it before buying it online and I must say this deal is as good as it gets. A lovely and clear sounding Handpan. Mathias R | Germany ​ Wundervoll verarbeitetes Instrument und handwerklich ein Meisterstück. Alles was ich mir von dem Instrument Handpan gewünscht habe, wurde mir von Harmonic Art mehr als erfüllt. Die einzelnen Klangfelder sprechen leicht auf Schläge an, sind sehr rein in ihrer Tonlage und haben einen langen Sustain. Die Stimmung ist perfekt und passt hervorragend auch zu anderen Instrumenten. Zusammen mit dem Harmonic Art Pflegewachs ergibt sich eine besondere Haptik auf dem Instrument und der Stahl wird vor äußeren Einflüssen geschützt. Ich spiele fast jeden Tag auf der Handpan und auch Freunde und Bekannte sind begeistert von dem Instrument. Unter den Harmonic Art Handpans besitzt die HD4 meine Lieblingsstimmung und lässt mit der Moll Tonleiter viel Spielraum für nachdenkliche und träumerische Klangabfolgen. Besonders der Basston F klingt sehr angenehm und untermahlt die höheren Töne mit einem weichen Bassteppich. Je nach Anschlagspunkt klingen auch die anderen Tonfelder mehr oder weniger leicht mit. Auch zwischen den Klangfeldern lassen sich interssante Percussionsounds Klangüberlagerungen erzeugen. Der Mitgelieferte Rucksack ist weich gepolstert und angenehm auf dem Rücken zu tragen und die Stahlabdeckung schützt zusätzlich vor Schlägen oder Stürzen unterwegs. Die Handpan ist zwar etwas teurer als die anderer Hersteller, dafür ist die Verarbeitung top und allein das Anschauen und die wundervolle leichte organische Maserung des Stahls machen schon Spaß. Ein Kunstwerk in Musik und Handwerk Franz T | Germany Nicht nur optisch schön, kling auch sehr fein. Claudio Canzano | Italy ​ Happy to announce my collaboration Ambassador with one of the most important Handpan makers in the world: Harmonic Art. Heartfelt thanks Miss. Madeleine Rivera. Kathleen Heard | USA Robin received his handpan yesterday. It arrived in perfect condition and tone is perfect!. He will be sending you pictures and a video shortly. Thank you so much! Lukas Janzen | Germany ​ Thank you for making such amazing instruments! I got my Harmonic Supreme Dominant 7th about two months ago and played almost every day on it. ​ To me it feels like the sound from it immediately “touches” my brain. Hard to describe.. but you know that your Handpans sound great anyway Beat Schenkel | Bali ​ More than a year ago I purchased your "Dominant 7th D/ A, C, D, E, F, G, A" model. Loving it! Jerome Duval-Fleury | Australia I got my harmonic art! Whaouuu soooooo goooooddddddd :)))) Really happy! Few gigs coming soon. The instrument improved so much since the first generation made by PanArt! ‎Alfredo Megy | USA Hey guys! I truly appreciate how the makers of this magnificent instrument have treated me as a customer. I come and go from LA to Argentina, so I had it shipped to my home in Los Angeles. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, went on as smooth as silk! Very professional human beings that CARE about their customers. I thank all the people at Harmonic Art and... If you´re planning on getting one of these beauties, don´t hesitate :) BTW.: I posted a vid of me playing the Hand Pan for the second time in my life ha! If you guys want, I can send it. Thanx again!! ‎Laurent Pujol‎ | France Hello !!! Just a little post to express my gratitude about my harmonic sculptor. It was received very quickly and very well packaged. No problems with customs or any import tax to pay. Customer service is outstanding : regular updates about my order, videos of my handpan before shipping... Quality of the harmonic sculptor itself is very good : beautiful sound just as in the videos, great artwork, I would recommend this to anyone !! Andres Salinas | Mexico ​ Harmonic crew, I just got my new handpan and it exceeded my expectations! this instrument is literaly an harmonic jewel. thank you!!

  • The Art of Playing Handpans | Harmonic Art

    Schlagwerk Harmonic Master Handpans WELCOME TO THE VIBRA STEEL AGE After 22 years, the limits of carbon and stainless have been broken Co-designed by expert craftsmen at Harmonic Art and Schlagwerk, we have created a line of perfect handpans with distinctive construction processes, a multi-material body, and a maintenance-free surface to deliver a new generation of handpans. ​ The Harmonic Art and Schlagwerk collaboration is rooted in performance and attention to detail. Both brands embrace their obsession with meticulous design, creating musical instruments for those who seek meaningful sound. Experience them yourself and discover the player they'll push you to become. ENTER A NEW ERA Our team at Harmonic Art focuses on one simple goal — creating the finest handpans, valued for their sound performance and sophisticated beauty. The perfect blend of art and engineering, design, craftsmanship, and meaningful sound has solidified Harmonic Art's reputation for making the most exceptional handpans. Countless players around the world trust our precision-tuned and hand-finished sound sculptures. ​ We are honored to have a wide community of players in Germany, Colombia, France, Italy, Spain, the UK, the United States, and all around the world. An unwavering commitment to continuous improvement, performance and quality excellence are core values of the Harmonic Art tradition.

  • The Art of Playing Handpans | Harmonic Art

    About the Harmonic The Schlagwerk Harmonic Art handpan is a handcrafted, hand-tuned steel instrument built from high-quality materials. It is a unique sound sculpture that produces a captivatingly clear tonality while maintaining a cathedral-like, heavenly and relaxing sound. The Harmonic's unparalleled tonal quality, stable dynamic range, and crisp tones work perfectly in various settings for performance, improvisation, sound healing, meditation, yoga and developing skills in playing percussion. Ross McCallum Tokhi The Harmonic is forged by hand and detailed in a tuning ring until the correct note, pitch, and form is achieved. The steel used for the Harmonic is exceptionally resilient, resulting in an instrument with a perfectly soft yet durable and long-lasting sound. The Harmonic design produces a sonic range that combines to enhance the overtones throughout the whole instrument. Simultaneously, the unique features also allow the instrument's tonality to be remarkably clear and pure. The Harmonic is typically positioned on the musician’s lap or mounted on a stand, while the fingertips and thumbs are used to strike different zones on the instrument surface to create distinct tones. The Harmonic is a mesmerizing musical instrument built for free improvisation and self-exploration while also providing a wonderful complement when played alongside other musical instruments. Constructed with the utmost attention to detail, every Harmonic Art is a true masterpiece. Harmonic Art offers the largest handpan collection available today. At our Harmonic Art Campus located in Medellín, Colombia, we create the finest handpans in the world made with the best premium materials and quality craftsmanship. Our main building is the Harmonic House complex (middle of the picture, point “C”), purpose-built as a dedicated handpan workspace only. In our workshop, every detail of the Harmonic Art handpan is carefully considered and meticulously crafted to meet each customer’s discerning eye and ear. Harmonics are built using very strategic hammering, a strobe tuning device, well-trained ears, and years of experience! Schlagwerk headquarters in Gingen/Fils, Germany Harmonic Art Campus in Medellín, Colombia The Harmonic upper shell has a central note and individual tone fields around the outer circumference, all hand-tuned. Depending on how it is played, it may sound like a harp, bell, or steelpan. The notes are constructed in a “zig-zag” sequence on its outer circle from the lowest to the highest. This allows performers to ascend or descend the scale by playing the notes alternately with their right and left hands. Each tone field has multiple overtones on a flat area around an inverted oval in the middle, with gaps between the notes for percussive slaps. The materials used for the Harmonic are carefully selected for the beautiful sound they produce and to ensure the instrument is an impressive sculpture. Unlike other instruments, there are no musical modalities or methods to learn and no pre-written musical scores or songs to memorize. This instrument marries rhythm, melody, and harmony in a single flow. The Harmonic is a straightforward and effortless instrument to play. Since there are no “wrong” musical notes in the scale, it is fully capable of generating a prolonged, serene, and hypnotic sound. This instrument provides the rarest of gifts - creative freedom for all musicians. ​ The lower half shell is a simplified surface with a round port in its center and Ghatam / Udu attributes that use Helmholtz resonance. The lower shell is tuned so that a long, sustained note can be generated when the player slaps the rim of the port. It may also create a low tone when slapped with the palm. The outer circumference has a protective high-quality rubber trim ring, and the lower shell opening is shaped with a double curvature for a more comfortable grip during transport. ​ Each fundamental tone has an overtone tuned to an octave above it and an additional compound fifth note above the octave. The overtones can be highlighted or silenced depending on how and where the musician strikes the notes. Players can activate the octave note when striking the long side, and the compound fifth can be activated when striking the short side. The overtones may be heard as an integrating part of the note being played, among various levels of overtones that float around the main notes. Every note on your Harmonic should be fine-tuned, with overtones that give each a rich, layered quality. The Harmonic is truly capable of conducting a small orchestra on your lap and bringing the music up from the depth of your body. The Harmonic is a fascinating and enchanting musical instrument. It represents the union and requirements of an excellent quality sound sculpture, genuinely unique and powerfully exclusive. Harmonic Art® is a registered trademark for musical instruments

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