Mainz - Advanced Handpan Workshop Module "Melody" (2 days)

Sound Sculpture - Handpan Shop
Neutorstraße 10
55116 Mainz
Slightly Advanced, Advanced

If you book two modules, you will receive 1 hour virtually, with three modules 1.5 hours live in the Sound Sculpture Handpan Shop (or virtually).

The Leander Greitemann Masterclass is aimed at all those who have already taken their first steps on the handpan and would like further inspiration.

  • Do you sometimes sit at your instrument and can’t think of anything new?
  • Have you lost your initial enthusiasm and have been playing less or not at all recently?
  • You know a few beat patterns and maybe even a whole song, but it’s not so easy for you to create something new?
  • Would you like to get (even more) into free improvisation, from which real songs emerge?
  • You are inspired by my game and want to know my secret 😉?
  • Do you want to get more out of your head and more into your feelings when playing?
  • Would you like to have endless new starting points for new songs, compositions and improvisation?

If you only answer “yes” to one question, then you’ve come to the right place (and if not, then ask me your questions and we’ll see if they are answered in the masterclass).

The Masterclass consists of three main courses. These are the basic building blocks of all music: rhythm – harmony – melody. You can either book them all one after the other or choose just one topic that particularly interests you. The three courses are logically structured. However, you do not necessarily need the previous courses to keep up with an individual topic. We will offer several rounds. You can also complete the three parts in a different order.


Melody. Creating touching melodies

Beautiful melodies enchant and stay in your heart. In this seminar we look at the secrets of good melodies. Let’s find out together: How can you make your playing even more melodic? What techniques and playing styles help you with this? How can you compose beautiful melodies or improvise as you play? It also marks the end of the Masterclass. Even if you haven’t been to all the modules: here we bring the threads together and combine rhythm, harmony and melody into a holistic song.


We will cover the following topics (and more):

  • What exactly is melody?
  • Where can I integrate them into my game? How do I create the space for this?
  • What intervals (tone intervals) are there, how do they sound and how do they work in my melodies?
  • How can I use flams (suggestions) to make my melodies more interesting?
  • How can I combine rhythm, harmony and melody into an overall composition?


The workshop lasts 2 days (!):






15:30 – 16:00: Arrive, browse the Soundsculpture store

16 – 18:00: Basics of melodies, intervals and catchy tunes, joint search for melodies

18 – 19:30: Dinner in the city/time for jams in small groups

19:30 – 21:00: Using the Flam to embellish your melodies, Melody Deepdive II, small concert to round off the evening


09:30 – 10:00: Arrival, spontaneous jams in small groups or alone

10:00 – 12:00: Repetition and consolidation. What does rhythm have to do with melody? Creating melodies together, jamming in small groups.

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break and time to jam

13:00 – 14:30 Combining rhythm, harmony and melody. Open questions. Summary and outlook: How can you continue at home? Video recordings.

14:30 End and conclusion



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Here’s 70 minutes of handpan music from me in a duet with Malte Marten (improvised playing):




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