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The all-in-one handpan course for beginners.

Learn fast and have fun!

David Charrier
Learn handpan with David Charrier

Intended for beginner players

You just got your first handpan or have been playing for less than 2 years.
Handpan video lessons

79+ exclusive video lessons

Learn fast and have fun with step-by-step lessons and a progressive course.
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Introduction to the course
Welcome on board! (6:58)
Grasping the big picture (6:22)
How to navigate through the course (8:17)
How to track your progress (and why it's important) (2:45)
Get plugged in to our family (4:37)
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Section 1: Foundational Skills
Getting your posture right (6:02)
All the sounds you can make with your handpan (12:54)
Positioning your handpan (2:53)
Striking techniques (6:44)
Understanding the symbols (14:07)
Section 2: Warm-ups
Introduction to the Warm-ups (4:17)
Warm-up #1 (6:57)
Warm-up #2 (8:11)
Warm-up #3 (6:39)
Warm-up #4: Make it your own (4:24)
Warm-up #5: Strengthening your right hand (2:32)
Warm-up #6: Strengthening your left hand (2:55)
Warm-up #7: The distribution exercise #1 (8:45)
Warm-up #8: The distribution exercise #2 (4:08)
Warm-up #9: Alternating distribution (4:01)
Warm-up #10: Dynamic variations (4:56)
Section 3: Discovering Binary Grooves
Introduction to the Grooves (1:23)
Groove #1: My first melodic and rhythmic groove (14:46)
Groove #2 (7:50)
Groove #3 (6:56)
Groove #4 (10:27)
Groove #5 (7:54)
Groove #6 (7:14)
Next steps: creating your own grooves (3:03)
Section 4: Coordination and Hand Independence
Introduction to Coordination and Hand Independence (2:50)
Exercise #1: Breaking habits (7:43)
Exercise #2 (6:57)
Exercise #3: Exploration and composition (9:12)
Exercice #4: Paradiddle (6:27)
Exercice #5: Adding crazy accents (7:10)
Exercice #6: Paradiddle Exploration (5:51)
Exercice #7: Coordination Medley (6:33)
Section 5: Coordination and Polyrhythms
Introduction to Coordination and Polyrhythms (0:59)
Pattern #1: The Sandman (9:15)
Pattern #2: The Dreamer (7:18)
Pattern #3: The Milky Way (10:41)
Pattern #4: The Wanderer (6:05)
Pattern #5
Pattern #5
Section 6: Discovering Ternary Grooves
Introduction to the Ternary Grooves (1:56)
Exercise #1: 3/4 Groove (4:28)
Exercise #2: 3/4 Groove + Notes (8:41)
Exercise #3: The Galactic Pattern (7:47)
Exercise #4: Irish Pattern in 12/8 (7:05)
Exercise #5: Irish Pattern in 12/8 + Melody A (5:12)
Exercise #6: Irish Pattern in 12/8 + Melody B (6:43)
Exercise #7: Irish Pattern in 12/8 + Melody C (6:48)
Section 7: Arpeggios and Melodies
Introduction to the Arpeggios (1:24)
Exercise #1: Arpeggio #1 (8:45)
Exercise #2: Arpeggio #1 + Melodic Exploration (8:13)
Exercise #3: Arpeggio #1 + Variations/Transitions (10:09)
Exercise #4: Arpeggio #2 (6:23)
Exercise #5: Arpeggio #2 Grooved up (11:09)
Exercise #6: Arpeggio #3 (11:34)
Section 8: Ear Training
Introduction to Ear Training (0:56)
Exercise #1: Basic Groove (5:32)
Exercise #2: Radio Groove (4:23)
Exercise #3: Drummer Groove (4:10)
Exercise #4: Spotify Groove (5:45)
Section 9: Fat Grooves
Introduction to the Fat Grooves (2:04)
Exercise #1: Helicopter Groove (10:17)
Exercise #2: Helicopter Groove + Notes (10:54)
Exercise #3: Helicopter groove + Variation 1 (5:40)
Exercise #4: Helicopter Groove + Variation 2 (11:38)
Exercise #5 : Hip-Hop Groove (7:16)
Exercise #6: Hip-Hop Groove + Notes (8:46)
Exercise #7: Hip-Hop Groove + Variation 1 (Baseline) (5:58)
Exercise #8: 12/8 Groove (4:49)
Exercise #9: 12/8 Groove + Notes (4:53)
Exercise #10: 12/8 Groove + Chord Noodling (5:07)
Exercise #11: Complex Groove (7:59)
Exercise #12: Complex Groove + Notes (5:42)
Exercise #13: Complex Groove + Variation 1 (4:05)
Exercise #14: Complex Groove Exploration (7:33)
Where to go from here (your next step) (4:22)

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Your clear, frustration-free guide to playing the handpan

At last, you own a beautiful handpan. But you’re not sure how to get a good sound, how to keep to a beat, how to create new patterns, how to switch seamlessly between them, how to compose your first melody. You’re frustrated and feel like you’ll never grasp this wonderful instrument...
‍Sound familiar? This course is for you!

Videos that make sense.

Ever tried to learn a tune with only the front view of a handpan? Tricky, isn’t it? All our lessons are shot from above, so your left is his left, your right is his right. No more complicated reverse thinking that melts your brain. No more squinting and pausing to see which notes are being played. Every pattern is shown slowly and progressively so you can study and copy what David’s hands do on the handpan.

Fun & innovative notation system.

Symbols, colours, numbers and ghosts (booooo)... To help you get the most out of the tutorials and make you smile,  David has created a very intuitive notation system for your hands. With just a few minutes’ practice each day, you can learn and remember any pattern. Follow the notes and enjoy rocking these new grooves.


Progress at your pace.

Enjoy lifetime access to the course: dip into each lesson whenever you want, finish whenever you want. Play each lesson as many times as necessary and keep track of your overall progress to stay motivated.

Join our lovely community to keep learning.

MasterTheHandpan is more than an online course. We also give you coaching and provide ongoing support. All the members of the family can join our private Facebook group. It’s the perfect place to get to know other players, share your progress and be inspired. David does Facebook Live Q&As, gives you feedback on your videos, encourages you to develop your skills and knowledge, and also offers you the chance to win some great prizes

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Master your handpan & have fun playing in no time

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Learn new skills & start playing your first rhythms & melodies
Be able to express your creativity through your handpan
Start playing beautiful music

Say hello to rapid progress!

Learn everything you need to take your rhythmic and melodic skills to the next level.

At the end of the course, you will know some cool grooves and catchy tunes and you’ll be armed with the skills to create as many variations as your fingers can cope with.

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Just brilliant. Clear and fun lessons, straight to the point and clearly designed for quick progress built on solid foundations. Feel very glad to have found MasterTheHandpan and the inspirational David!
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Why an online course?

Good question! Here are just a few amazing advantages

Lessons adapted to your level
Step-by-step Curriculum
Qualified teacher
Progress tracking
Immersive view
Notation system
100% Money back guarantee
Rewatch lessons as many times as you like
Supportive online community
Learn at your pace, anytime, anywhere
One-time purchase for a lifetime access
Recurring fees based on an hourly rate
Private course
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Satisfaction Guaranteed

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We want you to be 100% satisfied, that's why we offer a 30 day money back guarantee. If you follow the entire course and are not satisfied with all that you have learned, email us and we’ll reimburse you promptly. No question asked.
Adapted to your handpan

Adapted to your instrument

Handpan, Space Drum, Pantam, Hang drum, Tongue Drum, etc... All players are welcome, no matter your instrument's name! If you have a central note on the top of your handpan, this course is 100% compatible with it. Learn more
Compatible with your scale

Compatible with your scale

This course is designed to be fully compatible with all handpan scales. The aim of the course is to teach you rhythms & movements so that you can learn to play them whatever the scale you have. Learn more
Lifetime access

Enjoy lifetime access

Rewatch lessons as many times as you want, whenever you want, with unlimited access.
Watch from any device

Watch from any device

Access your online handpan lessons from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
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