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D Integral 12-16

€2.190,00


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In the Extended Collection we present you our extended tunings with additional tone fields on the bottom of the handpan - with so-called bottom notes. The tuning D Integral is possible with 12 to 16 tone fields.
These instruments allow a greater variability in playing and a wider spectrum for composing. Due to the extended number of tone fields, more tone sequences (scales/tunings) are created than the given tuning.

The more tone fields your handpan has, the more versatile you can play - but the more demanding the playing of the instrument will be.

About the tuning

Tuningname: INTEGRAL

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

Effect: Open - Complex - Mysterious

Tone set: Hexatonic

Semitones: 7 - 1 -2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 1 -2

Tonal center : DING or first tone


Description:
The integral tone sequence is a hexatonic variation of the natural minor interval. It is closely related to the Kurd and Equinox tunings.
The D Integral tuning is one of the most popular and probably the most classic scale variation in the world of handpans ever. It was first popularized by Panart in 2007 on the Integral Hang®. Panart considered this tuning to be one of the most balanced variations possible on the Hang at the time. They continued to build the "Free Integral Hang" model until 2013, when they finally stopped making hang drums.

Due to the strong focus by PanART on this sequence of notes, the D Integral tuning became very popular. In particular, numerous viral videos by Hang Massive and other hang drum players gave the Integral scale a special notoriety in the early handpan scene.

Tone sequence with 12 tone fields: D/ (E F) A Bb C D E F A C D

Tone sequence with 13 tone fields :D/ (E F) A Bb C D E F A C D (E)

Tone sequence with 14 tone fields: D/ (E F) A Bb C D E F A C D (E F)

Tone sequence with 15 tone fields:D/ (E F) A Bb C D E F (G) A C D (E F)

Tone sequence with 16 tone fields:D/ (E F G) A Bb C D E F (G) A C D (E F)


Music Theory:

The Integral scale is considered a variation of the Kurd. It shares most tones with the Kurd, including the characteristic semitone step between the root (tonal center) and the second tone of the scale, which places Integral in the Phrygian mode. The ambivalence (cf. contribution to Kurd) between Aeolian and Phrygian also remains. In contrast to Kurd, Integral is a hexatonic, so the seventh note is missing here (related to Phrygian mode), which makes this scale seem a bit more open and allows for a wider range (with the same amount of notes on the HandPan, you then have one more note repeated in the upper octave).

The complexity remains.

Starting on the sixth note, the stepped nature of the notes is broken and here it jumps a major third to the seventh note which leads to the omission of the note on the seventh step (Phrygian) or fourth step (Aeolian) mentioned above.

Appropriate tunings:
Very suitable for playing improvisationally together:

Also good for composing together:


About the manufacturer

Soon we will introduce here the manufacturer who makes this handpan for you.

In the Extended Collection we present you our extended tunings with additional tone fields on the bottom of the handpan - with so-called bottom notes. The tuning D Integral is possible with 12 to 16 tone fields.
These instruments allow a greater variability in playing and a wider spectrum for composing. Due to the extended number of tone fields, more tone sequences (scales/tunings) are created than the given tuning.

The more tone fields your handpan has, the more versatile you can play - but the more demanding the playing of the instrument will be.

Tuningname: INTEGRAL

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

Effect: Open - Complex - Mysterious

Tone set: Hexatonic

Semitones: 7 - 1 -2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 1 -2

Tonal center : DING or first tone


Description:
The integral tone sequence is a hexatonic variation of the natural minor interval. It is closely related to the Kurd and Equinox tunings.
The D Integral tuning is one of the most popular and probably the most classic scale variation in the world of handpans ever. It was first popularized by Panart in 2007 on the Integral Hang®. Panart considered this tuning to be one of the most balanced variations possible on the Hang at the time. They continued to build the "Free Integral Hang" model until 2013, when they finally stopped making hang drums.

Due to the strong focus by PanART on this sequence of notes, the D Integral tuning became very popular. In particular, numerous viral videos by Hang Massive and other hang drum players gave the Integral scale a special notoriety in the early handpan scene.

Tone sequence with 12 tone fields: D/ (E F) A Bb C D E F A C D

Tone sequence with 13 tone fields :D/ (E F) A Bb C D E F A C D (E)

Tone sequence with 14 tone fields: D/ (E F) A Bb C D E F A C D (E F)

Tone sequence with 15 tone fields:D/ (E F) A Bb C D E F (G) A C D (E F)

Tone sequence with 16 tone fields:D/ (E F G) A Bb C D E F (G) A C D (E F)


Music Theory:

The Integral scale is considered a variation of the Kurd. It shares most tones with the Kurd, including the characteristic semitone step between the root (tonal center) and the second tone of the scale, which places Integral in the Phrygian mode. The ambivalence (cf. contribution to Kurd) between Aeolian and Phrygian also remains. In contrast to Kurd, Integral is a hexatonic, so the seventh note is missing here (related to Phrygian mode), which makes this scale seem a bit more open and allows for a wider range (with the same amount of notes on the HandPan, you then have one more note repeated in the upper octave).

The complexity remains.

Starting on the sixth note, the stepped nature of the notes is broken and here it jumps a major third to the seventh note which leads to the omission of the note on the seventh step (Phrygian) or fourth step (Aeolian) mentioned above.

Appropriate tunings:
Very suitable for playing improvisationally together:

Also good for composing together:


Soon we will introduce here the manufacturer who makes this handpan for you.

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    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.

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  • 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.
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