Shopping cart

Kita Pantam
B2 Celtic Minor / Amara 9-16 | Embersteel

€2.250,00


Comments
Product description

The Kita Handpans are suitable for beginners as well as for advanced handpan players. The mature sound balance makes these instruments a
special playing experience. The medium-long sustain allows for fast, intense as well as quiet melodic playing styles.

The sound of the Orient is in every KitaPantam. Made in Esfahan, in the heart of Iran, Kita is one of many civil projects of hope and peace in a politically troubled country. Kita is one of the first manufacturers outside of Europe to become part of our Handpan.World network. These instruments not only bring a very unique and special sound spectrum, but also expand the Handpan.World vision: a worldwide, solidarity-based association of the Handpan community. We are so grateful to be able to represent the Orient and its sounds in the Handpan.World cosmos.

KitaPantam is made with passion, dedication and perfection.
All instruments are handmade by Nima Taghavi and his team and are worked out in the smallest detail both optically and tonally.


Kita Mutant Handpans & Low Scales:
KitaPantam is one of the few manufacturers in the world that is able to produce almost all scales - even those that are considered particularly demanding, such as Mutant Handpans and Low Scales.

Mutant Handpans are those that have additional notes between the ding and the pitch circle notes. These instruments give players more versatility and flexibility to play different melodies.

Low scales, from B2 to F2 scales can also be made.

The process of making these special instruments is much more time consuming and risky than regular handpans. Therefore, they can take up to three months to make and are much more costly than conventional tunings.


KitaPantams made of nitrided steel:

Nitrided steel is a heat-treated steel sheet into which nitrogen has been introduced. The role of nitrogen is to increase the stiffness of the material to make it harder and more stable to playing touches. This increases the tuning stability of the handpan and the player can enjoy the instrument longer until it needs to be retuned. This kind of material is first used for making hangs by PanArt and then further developed by handpan, pantam and sound sculpture makers.

Although handpans are now made of both nitrided steel and stainless steel, nitrided steel, the original material of the first handpans, still seems to have the greater demand among handpan enthusiasts. This type of material offers a medium sustain range, more ceramic and clay sound, and high frequencies in the notes, making it good for outdoor playing. In addition, notes have a clearer and separated sound, which optimizes nitrided steel KitaPantams for faster and more professional playing.

Steel is always known to be susceptible to rust and corrosion, and so are the nitrided Kita Pantams. To protect them from rust, they should always be maintained with appropriate oil/wax. The complete know-how on how to protect your pantam or handpan can be found here: -> Handpan Care

KitaPantam make their own raw shells - unlike many other makers. In a special pressing process they manage to press the shells evenly, so that the material thickness is evenly distributed. Other shells have the problem that they are thinner towards the center than at the edge - resulting in less sound stability.

Personalized designs on nitrided handpans & custom designs:

KitaPantam is extremely creative and experienced in developing unique handpan designs. No other high quality maker has such a range of fancy finishes to offer. This makes it possible to fulfill special design requests. You can personalize your KitaPantam according to your style. We offer a wide range of fascinating designs that only the Kita team can create.

We
have at least one design of each classic mood in stock. If you can't find the design you want, you can order it here. Since Kita has almost every tuning with nine tone fields already prepared, a custom design takes about 4 weeks until it can be delivered to you. For special tunings - especially low scales or instruments with many additional tone fields - the production time can take up to three months.

Specifications

Diameter: 56cm
Height: 26.5cm
Weight: about 4kg
Material: stainless steel

About the mood

Tuning name: Celtic Minor
Synonym: Amara
Standard pitch sequence: B/ F# A B C# D E F# A
Athmosphere: Melancholic - Archaic - Medieval
Mode: Minor - Aeolian
Tone range: Hexatonic

Semitone steps (semitones): 7-3-2-1-2-3

Tonal center: DING


Tuning Description:

With this imperishable tone selection (Amara), you can easily conjure up sounds that are reminiscent of bygone times through pure fifths and fourths. This instrument would have possibly found its place in spiritual ceremonies in the time of the Celts. Compared to the full Aeolian mode, the sixth degree is not present here, which makes this tuning a bit more open. Especially in the upper range you can play very nice harmonies. This is one of the most popular tunings in the world of handpans.

Characteristic for Amara/Celtic Minor is the jump from the DING to the first note in the interval of a perfect fifth (example D-A). This jump of a fifth immediately opens the tonal space and gives context to the notes above it. The next note is a minor third above the fifth, again reminiscent of the natural tone row. From here there are two whole tone steps, a semitone step two whole tone steps and the jump of the minor third to the highest note of the tuning, which results from the absence of the sixth degree (example D Celtic Minor: note Bb) .

This tuning sounds especially archaic, because many pure intervals (fifth, fourth, octave) are playable, which were already used in the Middle Ages.

Another peculiarity results from the arrangement of the tones: In the example D Celtic Minor the tones on the right side result in the triad of the fundamental, in this case D- minor (A-D-F-A). On the left side, however, all the notes of the major triad are one tone below the root, i.e. C major (C-E-G-C). With harmonic playing, the sound impression of a major can easily be represented in this way. It is not for nothing that this is probably the most widespread handpan tuning.

Possible tone sequences:








Tone sequence with 9 notes: B/ F# A B C# D E F# A

Tone sequence with 10 notes: B/ F# A B C# D E F# A B

Tone sequence with 11 notes:

  • Option 1 - extension into the treble: B/ F# A B C# D E F# A (B C#)








  • Option 2 - extension into the lows: B/ (D E) F# A B C# D E F# B







Tone sequence with 12 notes:

  • Option 1 - extension into the treble: B/ F# A B C# D E F# A (B C# D)
  • Option 2 - extension into the lows: B/ (D E) F# (G) A B C# D E F# B

Tone sequence with 13 notes:

  • Option 1 - extension into the treble: B/ F# A B C# D E F# A (B C# D E)
  • Option 2 - extension into the lows: B/ (C# D E) F# (G) A B C# D E F# B

Tone sequence with 14 notes:

  • Option 1 - extension into the treble: B/ F# A B C# D E F# A (B C# D E F#)
  • Option 2 - extension into the lows: B/ (C# D E F) F# (G) A B C# D E F# B


Tone sequence with 15 notes:








  • Option 1 - extension into the treble: B/ F# A B C# D E F# A (B C# D E F# A)
  • Option 2 - extension into the lows: B/ (C# D E F) F# (G) A B (C) C# D E F# B








Tone sequence with 16 notes:








  • Option 1 - extension into the treble: B/ F# A B C# D E (F) F# A (B C# D E F# A)
  • Option 2 - extension into the lows: B/ (C C# D E F) F# (G) A B (C) C# D E F# B

*Notes in brackets are 'bottomnotes' (notes on the bottom of the handpan)
These can be arranged differently, individually, if desired
.
Just write an email with your request to: service@handpan.world.


Matching tunings:

Very suitable for playing together, improvisationally:

Also good for composing together:


    About the manufacturer

    Nima Taghavi started building handpans in 2015 and founded KitaDrums - now KitaPantam - at theend of the year . Initially, Nima Taghavi was building 12-inch steel tongue drums while exploring the art of handpan building. As the workflow and manufacturing processes evolved, steel tongue drums were replaced with stainless steel instruments and soon after, Tongue Pans (overtone tongue drums) were added to the portfolio.

    At the end of 2017, KitaPantam succeeded in building the first hand pans or pantams as they call their instruments. Since then, the range of different instruments has been continuously expanded and further improved. Today, the maker team, which now has 20 members, is probably the highest quality manufacturer of handpans from Iran. All instruments are handmade by Nima and his team. KitaPantam is made with passion, dedication and perfection.

    We at Handpan.World are grateful for the very close cooperation and have the honor to offer these unique instruments exclusively in Europe.




    The Kita Handpans are suitable for beginners as well as for advanced handpan players. The mature sound balance makes these instruments a
    special playing experience. The medium-long sustain allows for fast, intense as well as quiet melodic playing styles.

    The sound of the Orient is in every KitaPantam. Made in Esfahan, in the heart of Iran, Kita is one of many civil projects of hope and peace in a politically troubled country. Kita is one of the first manufacturers outside of Europe to become part of our Handpan.World network. These instruments not only bring a very unique and special sound spectrum, but also expand the Handpan.World vision: a worldwide, solidarity-based association of the Handpan community. We are so grateful to be able to represent the Orient and its sounds in the Handpan.World cosmos.

    KitaPantam is made with passion, dedication and perfection.
    All instruments are handmade by Nima Taghavi and his team and are worked out in the smallest detail both optically and tonally.


    Kita Mutant Handpans & Low Scales:
    KitaPantam is one of the few manufacturers in the world that is able to produce almost all scales - even those that are considered particularly demanding, such as Mutant Handpans and Low Scales.

    Mutant Handpans are those that have additional notes between the ding and the pitch circle notes. These instruments give players more versatility and flexibility to play different melodies.

    Low scales, from B2 to F2 scales can also be made.

    The process of making these special instruments is much more time consuming and risky than regular handpans. Therefore, they can take up to three months to make and are much more costly than conventional tunings.


    KitaPantams made of nitrided steel:

    Nitrided steel is a heat-treated steel sheet into which nitrogen has been introduced. The role of nitrogen is to increase the stiffness of the material to make it harder and more stable to playing touches. This increases the tuning stability of the handpan and the player can enjoy the instrument longer until it needs to be retuned. This kind of material is first used for making hangs by PanArt and then further developed by handpan, pantam and sound sculpture makers.

    Although handpans are now made of both nitrided steel and stainless steel, nitrided steel, the original material of the first handpans, still seems to have the greater demand among handpan enthusiasts. This type of material offers a medium sustain range, more ceramic and clay sound, and high frequencies in the notes, making it good for outdoor playing. In addition, notes have a clearer and separated sound, which optimizes nitrided steel KitaPantams for faster and more professional playing.

    Steel is always known to be susceptible to rust and corrosion, and so are the nitrided Kita Pantams. To protect them from rust, they should always be maintained with appropriate oil/wax. The complete know-how on how to protect your pantam or handpan can be found here: -> Handpan Care

    KitaPantam make their own raw shells - unlike many other makers. In a special pressing process they manage to press the shells evenly, so that the material thickness is evenly distributed. Other shells have the problem that they are thinner towards the center than at the edge - resulting in less sound stability.

    Personalized designs on nitrided handpans & custom designs:

    KitaPantam is extremely creative and experienced in developing unique handpan designs. No other high quality maker has such a range of fancy finishes to offer. This makes it possible to fulfill special design requests. You can personalize your KitaPantam according to your style. We offer a wide range of fascinating designs that only the Kita team can create.

    We
    have at least one design of each classic mood in stock. If you can't find the design you want, you can order it here. Since Kita has almost every tuning with nine tone fields already prepared, a custom design takes about 4 weeks until it can be delivered to you. For special tunings - especially low scales or instruments with many additional tone fields - the production time can take up to three months.

    Diameter: 56cm
    Height: 26.5cm
    Weight: about 4kg
    Material: stainless steel

    Tuning name: Celtic Minor
    Synonym: Amara
    Standard pitch sequence: B/ F# A B C# D E F# A
    Athmosphere: Melancholic - Archaic - Medieval
    Mode: Minor - Aeolian
    Tone range: Hexatonic

    Semitone steps (semitones): 7-3-2-1-2-3

    Tonal center: DING


    Tuning Description:

    With this imperishable tone selection (Amara), you can easily conjure up sounds that are reminiscent of bygone times through pure fifths and fourths. This instrument would have possibly found its place in spiritual ceremonies in the time of the Celts. Compared to the full Aeolian mode, the sixth degree is not present here, which makes this tuning a bit more open. Especially in the upper range you can play very nice harmonies. This is one of the most popular tunings in the world of handpans.

    Characteristic for Amara/Celtic Minor is the jump from the DING to the first note in the interval of a perfect fifth (example D-A). This jump of a fifth immediately opens the tonal space and gives context to the notes above it. The next note is a minor third above the fifth, again reminiscent of the natural tone row. From here there are two whole tone steps, a semitone step two whole tone steps and the jump of the minor third to the highest note of the tuning, which results from the absence of the sixth degree (example D Celtic Minor: note Bb) .

    This tuning sounds especially archaic, because many pure intervals (fifth, fourth, octave) are playable, which were already used in the Middle Ages.

    Another peculiarity results from the arrangement of the tones: In the example D Celtic Minor the tones on the right side result in the triad of the fundamental, in this case D- minor (A-D-F-A). On the left side, however, all the notes of the major triad are one tone below the root, i.e. C major (C-E-G-C). With harmonic playing, the sound impression of a major can easily be represented in this way. It is not for nothing that this is probably the most widespread handpan tuning.

    Possible tone sequences:








    Tone sequence with 9 notes: B/ F# A B C# D E F# A

    Tone sequence with 10 notes: B/ F# A B C# D E F# A B

    Tone sequence with 11 notes:

    • Option 1 - extension into the treble: B/ F# A B C# D E F# A (B C#)








    • Option 2 - extension into the lows: B/ (D E) F# A B C# D E F# B







    Tone sequence with 12 notes:

    • Option 1 - extension into the treble: B/ F# A B C# D E F# A (B C# D)
    • Option 2 - extension into the lows: B/ (D E) F# (G) A B C# D E F# B

    Tone sequence with 13 notes:

    • Option 1 - extension into the treble: B/ F# A B C# D E F# A (B C# D E)
    • Option 2 - extension into the lows: B/ (C# D E) F# (G) A B C# D E F# B

    Tone sequence with 14 notes:

    • Option 1 - extension into the treble: B/ F# A B C# D E F# A (B C# D E F#)
    • Option 2 - extension into the lows: B/ (C# D E F) F# (G) A B C# D E F# B


    Tone sequence with 15 notes:








    • Option 1 - extension into the treble: B/ F# A B C# D E F# A (B C# D E F# A)
    • Option 2 - extension into the lows: B/ (C# D E F) F# (G) A B (C) C# D E F# B








    Tone sequence with 16 notes:








    • Option 1 - extension into the treble: B/ F# A B C# D E (F) F# A (B C# D E F# A)
    • Option 2 - extension into the lows: B/ (C C# D E F) F# (G) A B (C) C# D E F# B

    *Notes in brackets are 'bottomnotes' (notes on the bottom of the handpan)
    These can be arranged differently, individually, if desired
    .
    Just write an email with your request to: service@handpan.world.


    Matching tunings:

    Very suitable for playing together, improvisationally:

    Also good for composing together:


      Nima Taghavi started building handpans in 2015 and founded KitaDrums - now KitaPantam - at theend of the year . Initially, Nima Taghavi was building 12-inch steel tongue drums while exploring the art of handpan building. As the workflow and manufacturing processes evolved, steel tongue drums were replaced with stainless steel instruments and soon after, Tongue Pans (overtone tongue drums) were added to the portfolio.

      At the end of 2017, KitaPantam succeeded in building the first hand pans or pantams as they call their instruments. Since then, the range of different instruments has been continuously expanded and further improved. Today, the maker team, which now has 20 members, is probably the highest quality manufacturer of handpans from Iran. All instruments are handmade by Nima and his team. KitaPantam is made with passion, dedication and perfection.

      We at Handpan.World are grateful for the very close cooperation and have the honor to offer these unique instruments exclusively in Europe.




      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.

      English

      Select language

      English

      Select language