Hang drum – A nice harmony in your hands

The term hang drum can be stated as a sound sculpture or a musical instrument, which is shortly known as hang. At present, the hang drum is widely available that can be applied as a synonym of hand pan. In the earlier days, the great instrument builders Sabina Scharer and Felix Rohner were created the first hang drum instrument in Bern, Switzerland. The world hang means hand in the Bernese German language, which is pronounced as a hung or Hong. After being so many years of researching, the hang has started to develop using the particular metals of steel pan. However, this musical instrument has a specific UFO shape that results in the glued together of two half-shells of deep drawn.

Actually, this hang is a convex steel drum that usually played with the hands and also tuned with several notes. Each hang can be tuned to a specific scale such as natural minor, hijaz, major, harmonic minor and mixolydian and so on. This kind of hand pan is an overtone emitting instrument that has an ability to develop several layers of sound as well as ethereal effects that finely works very well along with the drone instruments. Originally, the hang was invented in the year of 2001 by a small company PANArt in Switzerland. The creation of these tuned concave instruments could be sealed together with a strong adhesive as well as resonating chamber of thick steel. Read More