Dive deep into new handpan skills

Course Curriculum
Introduction to the course
0
Introduction to the course
Course Introduction
0:05
Course Introduction
About This Course
0:25
About This Course
Course Tips
1:50
Course Tips
How to Practice
1:17
How to Practice
Learn from Different Teachers
0:43
Learn from Different Teachers
Breath While Playing
0:39
Breath While Playing
D Kurd - Layout Introduction
0:19
D Kurd - Layout Introduction
D Kurd - About the Scale
2:25
D Kurd - About the Scale
D Kurd - Common Chords on the Scale
3:06
D Kurd - Common Chords on the Scale
D Kurd - Chord Arpeggios
4:08
D Kurd - Chord Arpeggios
E-book
E-book
📘 Download the e-book (training sheets)
📘 Download the e-book (training sheets)
Section 1 - Warm Ups
0
Section 1 - Warm Ups
Ghatam Motion - Introduction
0:31
Ghatam Motion - Introduction
Ghatam Motion Intro 2
0:24
Ghatam Motion Intro 2
Ghatam Motion Intro 3
1:07
Ghatam Motion Intro 3
Ghatam Motion - "Ta Ka"
2:40
Ghatam Motion - "Ta Ka"
Ghatam Motion - "Ta Ki Ta"
3:36
Ghatam Motion - "Ta Ki Ta"
Ghatam Motion - "Ta Ka Di Mi"
2:12
Ghatam Motion - "Ta Ka Di Mi"
Ghatam Motion - "Ta Ka Ta Re Ki Te"
2:41
Ghatam Motion - "Ta Ka Ta Re Ki Te"
Ghatam Motion - Combinations
3:28
Ghatam Motion - Combinations
Accent Displacement - "Ta Ka Ta Re Ki Te"
3:08
Accent Displacement - "Ta Ka Ta Re Ki Te"
Scale Sequences - 1234
5:05
Scale Sequences - 1234
Scale Sequences - 1231
2:28
Scale Sequences - 1231
Scale Sequences - Muted Blanket
1:25
Scale Sequences - Muted Blanket
Scale Sequences - 1324
1:22
Scale Sequences - 1324
Section 2 - Rhythms of the World
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Section 2 - Rhythms of the World
Introduction to the section
0:26
Introduction to the section
About the Strokes
1:13
About the Strokes
Wahda - Theme
1:25
Wahda - Theme
Wahda - Adding Harmonics
5:31
Wahda - Adding Harmonics
Wahda - Medium Tempo
2:43
Wahda - Medium Tempo
Ayoub - Introduction
0:35
Ayoub - Introduction
Ayoub - Theme
2:17
Ayoub - Theme
Ayoub - With Rizz
1:40
Ayoub - With Rizz
Ayoub - Subbing out Tones in the Rhythm
2:16
Ayoub - Subbing out Tones in the Rhythm
Masmoodi - Theme & Variation
4:49
Masmoodi - Theme & Variation
Malfuf - Introduction
0:54
Malfuf - Introduction
Malfuf - Theme
2:27
Malfuf - Theme
Malfuf - With Rizz
3:11
Malfuf - With Rizz
Chiftatelli- Theme & Variation
4:10
Chiftatelli- Theme & Variation
Section 4 - Fusion Rhythms
0
Section 4 - Fusion Rhythms
Rhythms of the World - Continued
0:17
Rhythms of the World - Continued
(7 beat) Laz - Introduction
0:16
(7 beat) Laz - Introduction
(7 beat) Laz - Basic
2:00
(7 beat) Laz - Basic
(7 beat) Laz - Filled
3:29
(7 beat) Laz - Filled
(7 beat) Laz - Full Rhythm with Melody
2:13
(7 beat) Laz - Full Rhythm with Melody
Buleria - Introduction
0:17
Buleria - Introduction
Buleria - 3 Beat Basic
0:55
Buleria - 3 Beat Basic
Buleria - 3 Beat Variation
1:36
Buleria - 3 Beat Variation
Buleria - 6 Beat
2:22
Buleria - 6 Beat
Buleria - Full Rhythm
7:00
Buleria - Full Rhythm
Ghatam Backbeat - Basic
6:03
Ghatam Backbeat - Basic
Ghatam Backbeat - Fast
1:03
Ghatam Backbeat - Fast
Ghatam Backbeat - Long Vs. Short Sounds
1:40
Ghatam Backbeat - Long Vs. Short Sounds
Rhythms Conclusion
0:20
Rhythms Conclusion
Section 5 - Composing
0
Section 5 - Composing
Introduction to the section
0:21
Introduction to the section
Composing Introduction
1:27
Composing Introduction
Composing with Form
4:51
Composing with Form
Ghost Town Composition
1:42
Ghost Town Composition
About My Gear
2:37
About My Gear
Section 6 - Extended techniques
0
Section 6 - Extended techniques
Gu Resonance
3:43
Gu Resonance
Gu Rhythm with Bass Tones
1:41
Gu Rhythm with Bass Tones
Gu Rhythm
2:22
Gu Rhythm
Harmonic Pitch Bending
4:10
Harmonic Pitch Bending
I have spent my life pursuing my passion for music. My musical influences have helped me create a distinct voice by working with traditional instruments in a contemporary way, forging new paths in the handpan world. I wanted to create this course to share what I have learned and to better help you find your own unique voice as a musician and handpan player.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player, this masterclass is for anyone wanting to incorporate global rhythms, harmony & advanced techniques into their playing.
The lessons in this course are full of useful techniques, rhythms and concepts that can help you hone your rhythmic mastery and grow as a musician. After completing my course, you should feel more freedom to be creative with your playing, learn new rhythms with ease, create your own patterns and share them with others. The next stage of your handpan journey starts here!

Adam Maalouf

Learning simplified, fun amplified

See every move

Immersive videos with clear views

All our lessons are shot from above. This means when the instructor uses their left hand, it aligns with your left, and the same for the right. Say goodbye to the brain-bending task of reverse thinking.

We break down every pattern gradually, allowing you to mirror your teacher's hand movements on the handpan with ease.

Compatible with your instrument

Got a central note on top and notes around it? Perfect! All our courses are 100% compatible with your instrument. Handpan, tongue drum, any scale or note count – you name it, it works.

Watch your progress unfold

Maintain that motivation with a clear view of your handpan journey and your course progress. No matter where you pause, it's a breeze to pick up right where you left off.

Progress at your pace

Dive into lessons anytime and rewatch as often as you like to fit your schedule and lifestyle.

Learn anywhere

Access courses on any device: computer, tablet, smartphone, or smart TV.

A downloadable e-book (PDF) of the course's training sheets
Practice unplugged

E-book: your offline handpan guide

This masterclass offers a notation booklet packed with exercises. Print it out, take it to your favorite spot, and enjoy the freedom to practice offline.

Smile while you learn

A notation system that's fun & innovative

Dive into a world of symbols, colors, numbers, and friendly ghosts (booooo). Designed to help you get the most out of the tutorials, our intuitive hand notation system simplifies things. Any pattern becomes second nature. Simply follow along & let those grooves flow.

See every move

Immersive videos with clear views

All our lessons are shot from above. This means when the instructor uses their left hand, it aligns with your left, and the same for the right. Say goodbye to the brain-bending task of reverse thinking.

We break down every pattern gradually, allowing you to mirror your teacher's hand movements on the handpan with ease.

Compatible with your instrument

Got a central note on top and notes around it? Perfect! All our courses are 100% compatible with your instrument. Handpan, tongue drum, any scale or note count – you name it, it works.

Watch your progress unfold

Maintain that motivation with a clear view of your handpan journey and your course progress. No matter where you pause, it's a breeze to pick up right where you left off.

Progress at your pace

Dive into lessons anytime and rewatch as often as you like to fit your schedule and lifestyle.

Learn anywhere

Access courses on any device: computer, tablet, smartphone, or smart TV.

Practice unplugged

E-book: your offline handpan guide

This masterclass offers a notation booklet packed with exercises. Print it out, take it to your favorite spot, and enjoy the freedom to practice offline.

A downloadable e-book (PDF) of the course's training sheets
See every move

Immersive videos with clear views

All our lessons are shot from above. This means when the instructor uses their left hand, it aligns with your left, and the same for the right. Say goodbye to the brain-bending task of reverse thinking.

We break down every pattern gradually, allowing you to mirror your teacher's hand movements on the handpan with ease.

Watch your progress unfold

Maintain that motivation with a clear view of your handpan journey and your course progress. No matter where you pause, it's a breeze to pick up right where you left off.

Compatible with your instrument

Got a central note on top and notes around it? Perfect! All our courses are 100% compatible with your instrument. Handpan, tongue drum, any scale or note count – you name it, it works.

Progress at your pace

Dive into lessons anytime and rewatch as often as you like to fit your schedule and lifestyle.

Learn anywhere

Access courses on any device: computer, tablet, smartphone, or smart TV.

Top 3 reasons why you'll love this masterclass

Expand your knowledge of rhythms from around the world
Scale your progress and improve your control and speed
Bring new colors and sounds to your instrument
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Awesome & highly recommended Handpan course with great teachers and very good learning structure for all levels.
Andreas Martin

Andreas Martin

Extremely effective learning course. Structured, easy to follow, inspiring. After finalizing it I have the basics to create my own stuff.
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Great structure, easy and clear to follow. I am still a beginner but I already love it!
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This course fits my learning style. I learn best when I can access the information 24/7, when I can go back to the previous session with ease, when I can ask questions and get responses from the teacher and others.
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It’s crazy, but it feel’s very analog although it’s an online course. Thank you for creating this great school for Handpan.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of loop station will Jeremy be demonstrating and performing with?

In this masterclass, Jeremy will exclusively be using BOSS loop stations, namely the RC-30, the RC-50 (now replaced by the RC-300) and the RC-505.

He considers these to be the most ergonomic plug’n’play units for percussionists. For instance, they have a microphone input with phantom power, which is not the case for many loop stations.

Also, Boss loop stations are used around the world, allowing people everywhere to share advice and experience.

I don’t have the same loop station as Jeremy. Is this course still for me?

Though a few buttons and features may be different on your loop station, almost all loop stations have similar characteristics and workflow, and you should be able to follow the entire course.

As most of the operations demonstrated and described are the same on all loopers, Jeremy’s masterclass will give you a deeper understanding of how to refine your sound and build beautiful tracks.

What gear is required to follow this masterclass?

To follow this course you will need the following equipment:


Essential:
  • A loop station with an XLR (microphone) input.
  • A decent quality microphone of any brand, with a stand.
  • An XLR (microphone) cable.
  • A pair of headphones or an amplifier to connect to your loop station’s output.
Recommended:
  • Because there is a section on sculpting your instruments with EQ (equalization), a mixer desk with EQs on each channel is desirable.
  • Because there is a section about FX (effects), owning pedals (octaver, delay, reverb, etc.) is also desirable, especially if they are similar to Jeremy’s. (Note that you will receive a full list of Jeremy’s gear as part of the course.)
Optional:
  • Additional instruments other than your handpan (e.g. cajon, keyboard, jaw harp, or any other instrument).

Reading this article will help you choose equipment according to your budget.

What if I’m missing some of the gear listed above?
Are you missing essential gear?

This course will inspire and guide you in the purchase of your first looping equipment.

  • Reading this article will help you choose equipment according to your budget.
  • When you enroll in the course, you will access the full list of equipment used in the masterclass. Why not treat yourself to some new gear in the near future and come back afterwards to enjoy the course in its fullest?
Are you missing recommended or optional gear?
  • Remember that this is a broad and insightful sound/effects/looping course with lots for any musician to take away, whether you have a basic or advanced setup. It was designed with the knowledge that many of the participants will not own the same equipment as Jeremy.
  • Because when you enroll in the course you get lifelong access to Jeremy’s Masterclass, you can start by learning from his experience and gaining inspiration. Later on, when you are able to purchase new gear, you will be able to come back to specific sections and put them into practice. To help you with this, you will receive a full list of Jeremy’s gear as part of the course.
What gear will Tom be using?

Tom will be using a standard computer, an entry-level microphone (Rode NT1A) and audio interface (Focusrite Scarlett 2i2), and of course his ears and creativity.

In some optional lessons, he will be using entry-level midi controllers (Novation Launch Control & Novation Launchpad S).

As we’ve said before, there is nothing fancy here, and any similar gear you own will do perfectly.

What gear is required to follow the lessons?

This course is made for you to be able to follow even if you have very limited equipment.

You only need the following:

Essential:
  • A computer (even a low-performance one is fine).
  • A microphone + audio interface: absolutely any will do, but Tom will advise you in the first few lessons to help you choose if you haven’t already got one. If your microphone can be connected straight into your computer, an audio interface won’t be needed.
  • Some music production software: Tom uses Ableton Live, but you can totally use different software. He explains in one of the first lessons how to get Ableton Live for free or affordably, and what other software you can use – there are many free options!

That’s it, you’re good to go! However, if you have or want to use more equipment, Tom will also take you through optional gear that may be of interest to you in a few of the lessons.

Optional:
  • ClipLaunch midi controller (e.g. Novation’s launchpad) for live performances
  • Mixing midi controller (e.g. Novation’s launch control) for a quicker workflow

These controllers will mainly speed up your workflow and make the process more comfortable and fun. However, you can do absolutely everything without them.

I don’t have Ableton Live or want to use other software.

Tom uses Ableton Live software, but you can totally use different software. He explains in one of the first lessons how to get Ableton Live for free or affordably, and goes through other software options you can choose from.

All music production software is pretty similar so it shouldn’t be difficult for you to follow the course if you are already using another one and want to keep going with it.If you have never used any music production software before and you’re a total beginner, our advice would be to get the trial or the Lite version of Ableton Live to follow the course. (You probably already have the lite version, since it comes free with most audio gear these days!)

You’ll then have the knowledge you need to either switch to another software, or stick with Ableton Live.

Once again, there’s a good chance you can get the Lite version for free, and Tom will explain how. 😉

What if I’m missing some of the gear listed above?
Are you missing essential gear (such as a microphone or interface)?


This course will inspire and guide you to purchase your first set of equipment. If you do not have some of the required gear, great ! You’ll then get some good advice to help you choose. 😉

Are you missing optional gear ?
  • Remember that this is a broad and insightful course with lots for any musician to take away, whether you have a basic or advanced setup. It was designed with the knowledge that many of the participants would not own the same equipment as Tom. Tom will help you understand the concepts rather than focus on the gear itself. That way, you can easily adapt it to any other similar setup.
  • Because you get lifelong access to Tom’s Masterclass when you enroll in the course, you can start by learning from his experience and gaining inspiration. Later on, when you are able to purchase new gear, you can come back to specific sections to get advice, choose the perfect gear for you and put what you’ve learned into practice.
What is included with this masterclass?

When you enroll in this masterclass, we've got everything ready for you to access:

Immediate access to all 45+ exclusive lessons to hone your rhythmic mastery
A downloadable e-book (PDF) of the course's training sheets
Bonus: Get a digital download of Adam's album “SOLAS”

If you choose our MasterTheHandpan Academy membership (undoubtedly the best value), you'll get everything from the course, plus so much more :
- Unlimited access to all our courses —including the new ones we introduce (3-4 each year)
- Exclusive entry into our vibrant private community

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What's the difference between the single course and the all-access pass?

Let's clear this up so you know exactly what you're getting into:

  • Single course: It's a one-time purchase. Buy the course once, and it's yours with lifetime access.
  • All-access pass: MasterTheHandpan Academy offers a membership with unlimited access to all our courses, including 3-4 new ones introduced each year. Your access continues uninterrupted as long as you maintain your membership. Plus, you'll join our private community, where you can participate in Q&A live sessions, workshops, challenges and much more.

For the most comprehensive experience, MasterTheHandpan Academy offers superior value.

How much does the course cost?

- The single masterclass is priced at 

$99

.

It's a one-time purchase. Buy the course once, and it's yours with lifetime access.

- The MasterTheHandpan Academy membership at $29 per month.

This membership not only includes this course but also gives you access to all our other courses, any new courses we add, plus entry into our vibrant community.

Do I need to be tech-savvy to learn through your platform?

Not at all! MasterTheHandpan is designed to be user-friendly. You can easily navigate through the platform, and if you ever encounter any issues, our support team is here to help.

Is my instrument compatible with this course?

Have a central note with surrounding notes? Perfect! Every single one of our courses is designed to be 100% compatible with instruments like the Handpan and the tongue drum. Different scales, note counts, colors? We've got you covered. Here is a 3-video series to clear everything up.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We've got you covered for most payment methods! You can use all the major credit cards like Visa and MasterCard, and for quick checkouts, Google Pay and Apple Pay are ready to go.

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Can I access the courses on multiple devices?

Yes, you can access our courses on multiple devices. Whether you prefer to learn on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, you'll have full access to all course materials.

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