We always want to have the best things in life especially the elite spoilt brats, who despise anything out of the ordinary and aren’t satisfied with anything less than royalty because that is what they’ve been brought up with.
The less than privileged class have to earn everything through sheer merit and hard work simply because their crime is that they aren’t as privileged as their elite counterparts and at the end of the day, it is they that emerge as the victors by being the torchbearer of struggle and hard work while the brats are deemed products of nepotism.
Speaking of talent, there are many out there and if it relates to something as sweet and diverse as music, you can be sure that the discussion is going to be an interesting one as the topic is universally adored by one and all as music makes the world go round or so the experts say.
When the discussion is on music, it is obvious that musical instruments will find their way into the discussion but we aren’t going to mention all of them but focus on one particular instrument that doesn’t immediately ring a bell as it isn’t used in conversations or concerts as much.
So it can be said that a handpan is grossly underrated as a music instrument of excellent quality that can give the best of the best a run for their money because it is so beautiful to look at and has a pleasant sound that is easy on the ears.
It is used for a group of musical instruments and isn’t confined to just one but what is important is that it is taken under the subset group of steelpan, which can be called as its parent instrument as that is where it originated from.
Handpans are typically in the shape and size of cymbals which are taken in the hands and beaten together to produce a crashing sound that you must have seen and heard in symphony orchestras but handpan is a little different than its erstwhile counterpart and more recent.
The handpans are taken from Hang, which originated in Switzerland that was used in old times during musical nights that were quite popular and slowly started spreading throughout Europe in a big way apart from becoming a household name in North America and so much so that there are regular musical concerts with handpans involved.
Handpans are extremely popular in European countries like Germany, Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy and many others but steelpans have origins dating back to the French Revolution of the 18th century when the colonial leaders were fascinated by what they termed as unique plates that reverberated on contact with each other.
British colonials fell in love with the musical idiom that originated from the sound and took it back to Europe from where they devised certain unique ways about how to give the instrument a modern day outlook.
All in all, handpans are extremely useful instruments that deserve to better known than they truly are.