Handpan Tutorial – 7/8 variations

This tutorial teaches some possibilities to play 7/8 patterns on a handpan. (such as PanArt Hang, SpB, Halo, BellArt Bells, etc.)

In the first video the different patterns are explained, and in the second video you can see a composition based on those patterns.

The instrument in this video is an SpB made in Russia in F Integral tuning. Unfortunately I can not help you getting one of these instruments. Most handpans are more or less difficult to obtain, or have waiting lists. If you are looking for more info on how to acquire a PanArt Hang drum, Halo, SpB, Bells, Caisa or other handpan, check out the forum at http//www.handpan.org.


  1. greetings David, your site is very inspiring as we play common instruments: udu, cajon, hang, & now diving into the frame drum also with inspiration from my friend Miranda Rondeau.

    I will be soon recording a hang album. Tricky recording such a subtle instrument. What mics do you recommend?

    Many thanks!


  2. Hello David ,
    Merci de bien vouloir nous apprendre a jouer du hang et autres!!J’ai la chance d’aller a Berne en avril aupres des “créateurs”et enfin pouvoir “m’exprimer” avec les mains!!Je viens d’acheter ton dvd!! Génial ton solo avec DCD ‘dead can dance” Dieu te garde!!
    Encore merci pour le “partage” youtube et ta virtuosité (cela a l’air si facile —quand on “métrise” comme toi))!!Henri —futur “joueur” deHANG!!!

  3. Sorry david..mistake..i play bellart..but u r the best..

  4. David..u play bellart..but honestly u r awsome and i feel ur music..u play with all ur heart..
    It would be awsome if u can make us more hang toturials…thxso much and keep shining

  5. Hello David!

    I thank you so much for Cologne and now I am studying and learning with your great tutorial DVD, Colin as well.

    Greetings from Germany and further on a nice tour!

  6. Hi David,
    I hate you !
    Since I saw you in Paris two days ago I can’t stop thinking of getting one handpan.
    It wouldn’t be a problem if I didn’t realize it will be a long journey to get one.
    I thank you anyway for this discovery.
    Take care

  7. As far as I know a 1st Gen Iwato and a custom Mixolydian.

  8. Awesome! thanks for sharing your amazing work. Im a drum builder and i have a question for you, do you have any idea about wich scales are played in the mono desire video of Manu Delago? Thanks a lot!

  9. it’s currently in the making.

  10. I am waiting for my first hand pan (a CAISA C pentatonic minor), and I like your way of teaching. Is there any your DVD with lessons of how playing hand pan ?

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