Total Pillow - A HandPan Cushion for Playing in Comfort

Whether for improved comfort while playing, by raising and supporting your pan, or simply to protect the bottom of your HandPan from marking, some kind of cushion can be advisable, if you’re the kind of player who plays sat on the floor.

And while a regular cushion, or a tabla cushion can do the job (among other options). There is another option that is fast becoming a firm favorite among HandPan players. Myself included. And that is the ‘Total Pillow’. A flexible donut-shaped travel-pillow that’s ergonomically designed to support the neck. But that, due to its size, and shape. Also makes an almost perfect cushion for supporting, and protecting HandPan during play.

At 12x12x3 inches in size, the Total Pillow is adequate enough in size to support the average HandPan from below, and also raises the HandPan just enough from the floor to reduce back strain from stretching. From those who suffer from such things during play. And the Total Pillow’s micro-fibre filling has, IMO, no dampening effect on the sound of the HandPan. Making the Total Pillow, available on sites like ebay, and Amazon for around the $10 mark. An almost ‘must-have’ HandPan accessory. Especially for globe-trotting HandPan musicians. Who can also use the Total Pillow as it was intended to be used. To grab some often much needed sleep in comfort, while flying to their next destination to play their Handpan at some jealousy-inducing location, in front of the Pyramids, or on a tropical island in the Philippines...

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