It is not difficult to play this instrument, there is no musical knowledge required. The method of hitting the instrument is easy to learn for everyone. Most HandPan drums are tuned ‘pentatonic’. This means that the tones of the pan originate from a sequence of 5 tones derived from common major and minor scales. These tones have therefore been gathered together in such a way that it always sounds good. This makes it both simple and also pleasantly intuitive to play as a musical instrument.