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Black Magic
E Kurd 9

€1.450,00


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Product description
You are fascinated by the mystical sound of the Handpan, want to buy your first instrument and at the same time keep your budget under 1.600€? With our top price-performance Handpans Black Magic we offer you a perfect compromise to dive into the magical sound worlds of the Handpan even with less money, without sacrificing good sound quality or versatile playing style.
Our affordable entry-level instruments are lovingly and faithfully crafted one-of-a-kind pieces. Again, we offer a range of choices from classical to more unusual tunings. And, even with a big wallet, a Black Magic Handpan may be just right for you. Find out your instrument by starting to play right away.

Special features of the Black Magic Handpan include a balanced timbre, also known as a timbre, as well as very high tuning stability and rust resistance. It has a powerful sound, making it ideal for both beginners and advanced players.


Specifications

Diameter: 56 cm
Height: 25 cm
Weight: 3.5 kg
Material: coated DC04 steel

About the tuning

Tuning name: Kurd
Synonyms: Aeolian / with root C# = Annaziska
Base note sequence (8+1): E/ B C D E F# G A B
Effect: Warm - Mysterious - Dreamy
Tone stock: Heptatonic

Mode
Phrygian (tonal center 1st note ) = Major or
Aeolian (tonal center : B) = Minor

Semitones : 7- 1 - 2 - 2 - 2- 3 - 2 - 2
Tonal center : DING or first note


Mood Description:
The Kurd tuning is, if you will, the natural minor variant of the Handpan tunings. Due to its particularly harmonious composition of notes, it is especially well suited for beginners. With them it is possible to play everything from calm and meditative to melancholic and powerful and cheerful.

Even though this tuning can sound very sentimental, it can be used to create quite happy sound pictures. For example, the second and third notes each produce a major triad. Just be aware that the second and third tone played at the same time will rub, you can of course use this tension consciously to bring spice into your playing to make the relaxation sound stronger afterwards.

This tuning is one of the first seven-tone tunings that were built, and has become very famous through some videos on the Internet.



Origin and music theory of the Kurd tuning:

Kurd takes the name of the Arabic / Turkish Maqam Kurd. With this Maqam this tone selection also shares the arrangement of the tones if one assumes that the tonal center lies on the first tone in the circle. This creates the complete mode Phrygian, which is characterized by a semitone step from the fundamental to the second tone of the scale and is responsible for the mysterious sound of the scale.

There remains an ambivalence, however, as the DING is a fifth below the first note and thus acts like a second tonal center, allowing the mode to change to Aeolian (natural minor). Depending on how it is played, it is thus possible to switch between natural minor and Phrygian tonal character. With Kurd it is possible to play everything from calm and meditative to melancholic and powerful and joyful.

Kurd shares with other minor variations (cf. Celtic Minor/ Integral) the jump of a fifth from the DING to the first note. From this fifth step, assuming that the tonal center is the DING, one has all the tonal steps of a natural minor scale (Aeolian). Special in Kurd is the semitone step between the first and the second tone. This step is also present in Maqam Kurd (Arabic or Turkish scale system) of the same name (cf. Semai Kurd), but also in the Phrygian mode. The Phrygian mode is used in jazz, psychedelic rock, flamenco and fado but also in classical music.

Matching moods:
Very suitable for collaborative, improvisational playing:

Also good for composing together:

You are fascinated by the mystical sound of the Handpan, want to buy your first instrument and at the same time keep your budget under 1.600€? With our top price-performance Handpans Black Magic we offer you a perfect compromise to dive into the magical sound worlds of the Handpan even with less money, without sacrificing good sound quality or versatile playing style.
Our affordable entry-level instruments are lovingly and faithfully crafted one-of-a-kind pieces. Again, we offer a range of choices from classical to more unusual tunings. And, even with a big wallet, a Black Magic Handpan may be just right for you. Find out your instrument by starting to play right away.

Special features of the Black Magic Handpan include a balanced timbre, also known as a timbre, as well as very high tuning stability and rust resistance. It has a powerful sound, making it ideal for both beginners and advanced players.


Diameter: 56 cm
Height: 25 cm
Weight: 3.5 kg
Material: coated DC04 steel

Tuning name: Kurd
Synonyms: Aeolian / with root C# = Annaziska
Base note sequence (8+1): E/ B C D E F# G A B
Effect: Warm - Mysterious - Dreamy
Tone stock: Heptatonic

Mode
Phrygian (tonal center 1st note ) = Major or
Aeolian (tonal center : B) = Minor

Semitones : 7- 1 - 2 - 2 - 2- 3 - 2 - 2
Tonal center : DING or first note


Mood Description:
The Kurd tuning is, if you will, the natural minor variant of the Handpan tunings. Due to its particularly harmonious composition of notes, it is especially well suited for beginners. With them it is possible to play everything from calm and meditative to melancholic and powerful and cheerful.

Even though this tuning can sound very sentimental, it can be used to create quite happy sound pictures. For example, the second and third notes each produce a major triad. Just be aware that the second and third tone played at the same time will rub, you can of course use this tension consciously to bring spice into your playing to make the relaxation sound stronger afterwards.

This tuning is one of the first seven-tone tunings that were built, and has become very famous through some videos on the Internet.



Origin and music theory of the Kurd tuning:

Kurd takes the name of the Arabic / Turkish Maqam Kurd. With this Maqam this tone selection also shares the arrangement of the tones if one assumes that the tonal center lies on the first tone in the circle. This creates the complete mode Phrygian, which is characterized by a semitone step from the fundamental to the second tone of the scale and is responsible for the mysterious sound of the scale.

There remains an ambivalence, however, as the DING is a fifth below the first note and thus acts like a second tonal center, allowing the mode to change to Aeolian (natural minor). Depending on how it is played, it is thus possible to switch between natural minor and Phrygian tonal character. With Kurd it is possible to play everything from calm and meditative to melancholic and powerful and joyful.

Kurd shares with other minor variations (cf. Celtic Minor/ Integral) the jump of a fifth from the DING to the first note. From this fifth step, assuming that the tonal center is the DING, one has all the tonal steps of a natural minor scale (Aeolian). Special in Kurd is the semitone step between the first and the second tone. This step is also present in Maqam Kurd (Arabic or Turkish scale system) of the same name (cf. Semai Kurd), but also in the Phrygian mode. The Phrygian mode is used in jazz, psychedelic rock, flamenco and fado but also in classical music.

Matching moods:
Very suitable for collaborative, improvisational playing:

Also good for composing together:

Good to know:

The most important questions answered

  • What should I look out for when I want to buy a handpan?

    For a first quick overview, see our → QuickGuide Buying Guide
    It is best to choose in this order:
    1. Your supplier and thus the quality of your handpan. Read → our exclusion criteria
    2. → Material and → sound of your handpan
    3. → Frequency and → tuning of your handpan

    → Here you can find our collection of tips for buying a handpan

  • Is a bag included with the Handpans?

    Because different people have different desires for a handpan case, our instruments do not include cases. Some want the simplest or cheapest option, others are looking for a solid or high quality soft case for everyday use, still others travel a lot and need the best possible protection from a hard case. Still others don't want a case at all because they only want to play the instrument at home. Maybe you come to the same conclusion as we do, that a fixed case model would be too limiting here. Therefore, we have decided not to include the bags in the price, but to offer a 20% discount on the additional purchase of additional equipment such as bags, stands, holders and maintenance supplies when you buy a handpan online. This discount will be automatically credited to you during the ordering process. Thus, there is the possibility of a free choice of bags and it is provided for every requirement of equal measure.
    → Click here for our large selection of backpack bags and hardcases for your handpan.

  • Return and Exchange

    30 days exchange possible:
    After receiving your Handpan, you have the opportunity to convince yourself of the sound quality of your ordered Handpan.
    If you are not satisfied with the delivered Handpan, you can exchange it within 30 days without any problems.

    14 days return policy:
    We adhere to the European right of withdrawal and return for online purchases. Every online retailer is legally bound to give its customers a fourteen-day return period after receipt of the delivery in exchange for a refund of the purchase price. If you want to make use of this right, please send us an email within the 14 day period to service@handpan.store

    → All details about the right of withdrawal can be read here

  • Warranty and guarantee

    We guarantee the highest quality of sound and stability of tuning. Our instruments should remain tuning stable for 2-5 years, depending on the model. Should your Handpan go out of tune naturally within the first two years, the Handpan.World warranty will apply and we will have your Handpan retuned free of charge. This warranty does not apply to detuning due to external influences such as falls or impacts of solid objects on sound fields. Accidents of this kind can usually be repaired - of course you can use our re-tuning service for this. You can read everything about re-tuning →here.

  • Handpan.World Retune-Service

    Every handpan becomes out of tune over time. Depending on the manufacturer and processing method, the tuning usually remains stable for two to five years. However, intensive playing and strong temperature fluctuations can significantly shorten the tuning period. How long an instrument keeps its tuning therefore also depends on the treatment and care. Direct detuning can occur due to a fall or blow by a hard object on a sound field. → Read more about retuning.
    If your handpan is out of tune, you can take advantage of our re-tuning service. We will take care of the entire process. The instrument to be retuned will be picked up from you and returned to you perfectly tuned within two weeks. The costs vary depending on the instrument and the degree of detuning between 100-200€ (including insured shipping). We also undertake the re-tuning of instruments from other suppliers - but this is usually more expensive. Send us a video recording of the out-of-tune handpan when you place your re-tuning order. Play each pitch separately and improvise a bit afterwards. This gives us a first impression of the degree of detuning and allows us to better judge the effort of the re-tuning.

  • Can I pay in installments?

    Our claim is to make this dream possible for everyone who dreams of a Handpan, despite the high investment. To facilitate the financing of your handpan, we offer you the possibility of an installment loan through our partner Santander. This allows you to start playing handpan directly without having to pay the high amount at once. Instead, you can relax and finance your handpan over a longer period of up to 72 months at good conditions. Here you have the free choice of the installment amount and term. You can also make a down payment and pay off the remaining amount in installments. You can easily apply for the installment loan during the ordering process of your desired handpan. Within a few minutes, the application is approved in 95% of cases. If your application is rejected for any reason, please contact us directly.
    → You can find more information about payment by installments here.

  • Shipping costs and delivery time

    Delivery times:
    All → directly available Handpans will be delivered within the EU in 3-7 business days.
    All other pre-ordered Handpans will be lovingly handmade for you. Depending on the manufacturer, the production time is 2-5 weeks. We will inform you about the estimated delivery time after your order and keep you informed about the status.

    Shipping costs:
    Within the EU we deliver your ordered Handpan free of charge. Outside the EU there are shipping costs depending on the region 50-100€. You will be informed about the exact shipping costs during the order process.

  • How do I properly care for my Handpan?

    Clean your Handpan with a high-percentage cleaning alcohol. 2.
    2. spread the care oil on the clean and dry surface and
    distribute it evenly with a microfiber cloth. For proper
    dosage, our bottles are equipped with a pipette.
    3. to remove stains, tarnish and fingerprints can be polished with a microfiber cloth.
    4. let your handpan rest for approx. 12 hours after oiling, so that
    the oil can adhere and thus a protective patina is created.
    5. if the handpan is still greasy after soaking, simply remove the residue with a microfiber cloth.

    → Here we have compiled an in-depth article for you on the correct handling of your Handpan.

    You can find our products for handpan care → HERE.

  • Which Handpan Scales can be played together

    The best possible combinations are either the identical scale or parallel keys according to the circle of fifths. The simple basic rule is: from the major key it is 3 half steps down to the parallel minor key, or vice versa, from the minor key it is 3 half steps up to the parallel major key.
    In addition, other tunings can be combined well.
    → Here you can find the circle of fifths and read everything about the matching hand-pan tunings.

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