Learn music theory
the fun way!
Your easy, effective and entertaining guide to mastering music theory for handpan players
Well-structured lessons to guide your learning step by step
Understand your handpan, transform the way you play and acquire composition skills. Put theory into practice!
Two folks, one goal
Our mission is to make you smile while you learn music theory.
Guaranteed no horrible school flashbacks!
Urgh - but isn’t music theory boring?
Music theory is not a list of rules telling what you can and can’t do. It is about the practices and possibilities of music. Understanding it will give you the tools you need to leap ahead with your handpan. And isn’t that actually rather exciting?
Here are 6 good reasons to start learning today music theory
You will be more creative in your playing
Understanding the theory allows you to find your own way musically, come up with new ideas and, new chord progressions, and finish your compositions.
You will understand what you’re playing
Theory expands your musical vocabulary and develops your overall ‘feel’ for music. You will get to know your instrument and your own playing style better. It can’t replace the ear, but it can definitely fine-tune it.
You will save time and disappointment
Mastering theory means you can jot down your compositions so you’ll never forget them. Plus you’ll be able to sight-read. Your ears are your biggest asset, but theory is your ears’ best and speediest friend.
You will be able to communicate with other musicians
Music is a language. Theory will help you to have a conversation and share your ideas with others during the creative process.
You will know how to choose your handpans
It can be really tough to work out which scales go together and why. With your new knowledge, you can make well-informed choices and create your own combinations.
You will learn at your own pace from any device
Re-watch lessons as many times as you want, whenever you want, with unlimited access. Check into your handpan lessons from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
An innovative and interactive method
Music theory has never been so easy with this fun, friendly and interactive method. Clear explanations, simple to follow, and effective! Our innovative course gives you all the basics (and more) so that your playing and composing will be top-notch.
A comprehensive curriculum
Our structured course covers a wide range of skills and topics. There’s no need to be afraid of music theory any more. Grab a coffee and let us guide you gently through it all.
Remember what you learn with our fab e-book
In addition to the videos, you’ll get an e-book that summarizes everything you have learned before moving on to the next video. You’ll also find a series of exercises that will help to squish this new-found knowledge into your brain permanently.
Join our lovely community
Much more than an online course, we also give you coaching and ongoing support. All members of the MasterTheHandpan family can join a 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&A, giving you feedback on your videos, encouraging you to develop your skills and knowledge and also offering you the chance to win some great prizes.
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The only thing left to do: try it!
The key to learning is to follow every lesson step- by- step and practice each exercise. We truly believe that a grasp of music theory is an enormous asset in understanding your handpan, exploring its potential and creating beautiful music.