Kurd Star Handpan, Stainless Steel with Nylon Carry Bag
The handpan in the photos is the exact drum you will receive. This instrument is known for its ethereal, soothing and harmonious tones. Play it acoustically or add a pickup to amplify your sound.
We have a total of 4 handpan drums direct from “Star Handpan”. Star Handpan is one of the leading manufacturers of this instrument in the world with masters of the trade crafting and tuning each drum by hand.
This specific drum is tuned with a center note and eight additional notes, allowing artists to create rich, full songs either as a solo artist or as part of an ensemble.
This drum comes in the following configuration:
Material: Stainless Steel
Center Note: D3
Notes: A Bb C D E F G A
Weight: 10 lb.
Diameter: 23 in.
Height: 10.5 in.
Includes Orange Heavy Duty Nylon Backpack Bag
Stainless Steel is softer than nitrided steel to touch, which has a longer portamento, bright voice and a colder timbre. It is suitable for playing slow-rhythm orchestration with strong appeal.
Kurd mode, the English word "Kurd" is from Arabic, which is originated from the Mukam mode system of traditional Arab music. It was first used in the handpan by Victor, the producer of Spb Pantam from Russia.
The history of this mode can be traced back to the third generation Hand of PANArt, Hang-Integral Hang. In fact, "Kurd" is based on the "Integral" mode by adding G4. "Kurd" has the most perfect 8th octave overtone and 5th overtone, and "Kurd" belongs to the minor mode, which can be regarded as D natural minor. Its scale arrangement is similar to that of the Phrygian mode from church modes, and at the same time its scale structure is identical to that of Chinese seven-tone Qingyue mode. Therefore, this mode has great inclusiveness and plasticity. "Kurd" is widely used and can touch various musical styles. It has strong applicability in both solo and ensembles. As one of the most classical modes of the handpan, "Kurd" is the most widely used mode of handpan in the world.
The video below is a representation of the Star Handpan manufacturing quality. While it is a "Star Handpan" drum in the video, it is not this exact piece.