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want to build a strong foundation and then grow your musical skills and abilities
want to learn a vast repertoire of compositions on the way
I enjoy Davids exercises and his courses so much. He is a great player and a wonderful teacher. I like his style playing on the handpan. 😊
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In Level 1, we will start with the very basics - how to create the various sounds on the instrument.
Soon you will put these sounds to use in musical pieces, starting slowly and working your way up.
Once you have a solid foundation, we will continue with subjects like ghost notes, arpeggios, Middle-Eastern rhythms and percussive sounds that you can integrate into your playing.
In the Level 2 course, we build on your existing skills and and dive deeper into the world of handpan, percussion and music in general.
Independence exercises will allow you to compose and improvise melodies in a structured way.
In the chords chapter you will build a repertoire of rhythmic patterns that allow you to turn any chord progression into a groovy sequence.
You will learn about odd metres and other unusual rhythms and towards the end of the course we start working on some advanced double stroke techniques and finish with the Afro-Cuban Floating Hand technique and some challenging breakbeat patterns.
If you already know what you’re doing on the handpan and want to progress to a professional level, this course is for you. We kick off with a technique checkup, to make sure that you don’t carry any bad habits with you.
Then we move on to advanced techniques and musical concepts to expand your range of expression on the instrument! Split-Hand and a variety of double stroke techniques will enable you to play fast rolls and patterns. We also tackle advanced musical topics such as how to create space in your music, polyrhythms and how to stay relaxed in fast tempo.
David Kuckhermann is a Grammy nominated and world renowned handpan player and percussionist based in Berlin, Germany. His musical teaching methods are based on more than 20+ years of playing and professional teaching experience.
He has taught more than 10,000 students from all around the world as the founder of online instrument education schools: Handpan Dojo and World Percussion Academy.
His Youtube channel has more than 10 million views and features a wide selection of performances and educational videos:.
He has performed his solo repertoire in famous concert halls including the Royal Albert Hall in London England, the Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley in California and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
He currently tours the world as freelancer, soloist and band-member of Dead Can Dance as well as teaching masterclasses for handpan players and percussionists.
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