We regularly get emails from people that have seen one of the most popular handpan videos on youtube and want to know what scale it is and if we make it. The following are a few of the most popular youtube videos along with what scales are being played and links to the scales that we offer.
Dante Bucchi – Fanfare
Dm Pentatonic Scale: (D) A C D F G A C (offered by Saraz)
F major Pentatonic Scale: (F) A Bb C E F A Bb C
Hang Massive – Once Again
“Integral” D Minor – D/ A, Bb, C, D, E, F, A (offered by Saraz)
Sam Maher – New York Handpan
C# Minor – C#/ G#, A, B, C#, D#, E, F#, G# (offered by Saraz)
Daniel Waples – Solo Hang Drum in a Tunnel
D Minor: D/ A, C, D, E, F, G, A, Bb
C4 C#4 D4 Eb4 E4 F4 F#4 G4 G#4 A4 Bb4 B4 C5
Why does Saraz not offer all of these scales?
While we do offer a few of these scales, we have focused on building instruments without inherent complications that inevitably lead to a lower quality instrument. This is particularly important in regards to which notes want to resonate correctly on each size of instrument. You can learn a lot more about this topic HERE. Scales with the high Bb4 are best built on 19″ diameter instruments, however on those size instruments, the C notes come with issues. In the case of the chromatic instrument played by Yuki, no high quality handpan builder offers scales like this because of horrible interactions between so many half steps. Learn more about chromatic handpan sets HERE.