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Kumo is based on Halo and SPB.

 Pantheon Steel Halo Cirrus Kumari  (Eb) G Bb C D Eb F# G Bb

“Kumari is a very unusual hand-up setting, as in Mysorean , it contains fields of both tones in third and third major, Eb. </ I>

In this case, as in harmonic minor , Kumari includes a sharp second in the upper case, random F #, as expected, G is natural. This allows you to express the six-step subset Eb of the major, and (as a result) Eb minor, in the same instrument, which in itself seldom occurs on one handpane.

In practice, the sharp second will most often sound like a sharp second even in the most melodic composition-unexpected and delightful.

In this sense, the surprise lurks against the beautiful quiet dominant key that led us to call this tuning Kumari, short for Raga Kumari kandam; this is the curious cousin of our popular Raga Desya Todi . Kumari kandam-mythical (?) Lost continent Tamil scientists are often identified with Lemuria. Warm and tropical Eden, with a hidden contradiction … a rebel in an untouched country. (We also hope that this tuning and instrument honoring Kumari Devi was revered as an avatar of Sri Durg.) technical footnotes on the handpan of fanatics: Kumari is a six-step tuning in the same vein and mode as the classic Panart Hijaz and here it is expressed in a six-step mode (natural pass) and is rooted in be, which makes it the sixth mode in harmonic minor.
Kumari is a very unusual tuning for a handpan; like the Mysorean , it contains tone fields both an minor third and major third above its root, Eb.

In this case, as a mode of harmonic minor, Kumari incorporates a sharped second in its upper register, the accidental F#, as well as the expected G natural. This allows for voicing hexatonic subsets of both its actual key of Eb major, и (in effect) Eb minor, in the same instrument, an unusual possibility seldom heard on a single handpan.

In practice, the sharped second will most often be heard as a sharped second in most melodic play-an unexpected и delightful tension.

This sense of a surprise lurking amid the lovely calm of the dominant key led us to name this tuning Kumari, short for Raga Kumari Kandam; it is the curious cousin to our popular Raga Desya Todi. Kumari Kandam is the mythical (?) lost continent of Tamil scholars often now identified with Lemuria. A warm и tropical Eden, with a hidden contradiction… the rebellious serpent in the untouched country. (We also hope that this tuning и instrument honors Kumari Devi, reverenced as an avatar of Shri Durga.)

Technical footnote for handpan fanatics: Kumari is a hexatonic tuning in the same key и mode as the classic PANArt Hijaz, here expressed as a hexatonic mode (omitting the A natural) и rooted in Eb, making it the sixth mode of G harmonic minor.”

Halo Cirrus Kumari