About Hand Pan
Your hands become mallets as you strike the metal instrument, producing one of the most unique sounds any drum has to offer. A hand pan is a type of percussion instrument defined by its unique style of play and distinctive sound. Using various thickness in the metal and precise curvature of the pan, this instrument can produce different notes based on where you strike it, creating an instrument that is both melodic and percussive. Most use the term hand pan to describe the instrument that is actually called the Hang, but the term has been widened as more and more instruments in the same style are being created. With these instruments, you can produce beautiful sounds that stray away from the classic set of instruments, but are just as expressive and complex. The bowl shape makes the noise resonate, while striking multiple places on the pan at once allows one to play chords as well as melody. You can find many different styles of these beautiful instruments on eBay. Percussion meets melody in the beautiful and unique hand pan.