Caress the silky, curved surface of the upper shell. Be gentle. Take your time.
By the touch of one finger, you are already creating a cascade of resonating sound waves: a sound cosmos. Explore the surface with your palms and fingers. Feel the craters and valleys, the hills on the surface, the grounding weight on your lap. Feel the sound resonate with your breath. Without thinking, a melody appears. Where was it? How did you find it? Just follow. Intuition will take you there.
Playing a Handpan is a much more sensory, intimate experience than a traditional jam session. Intuition is the key; you will naturally learn to discover your way of playing this amazing instrument, as there is no conventional path to follow, or to be restrained by. No formal music training is required to play the Handpan, nor music sheets. The playful nature and enchanting sound of the Handpan makes it an instrument particularly beloved by children, as well as musicians.