Month: April 2022

  • Everything You Should Know About the Kalimba Instrument

    Everything You Should Know About the Kalimba Instrument

    A kalimba's main body is made from wood. It is hollowed out, and the metal tines are vibrated through this hollow box by the thumb paino. You can purchase a kalimba or make one of your own. You can even make one at home if you're feeling creative. It's an easy and fun way to […]

  • Some essential songs for kalimba beginners

    Some essential songs for kalimba beginners

    If you love classical music and want to play kalimba, there are many great options for kalimba songs. This list is not exhaustive, and you may be surprised to find that you have already learned several songs on the instrument. If you're new to the kalimba, there are some easy songs that you can learn […]

  • Can You Play Sharps and Flats on a Kalimba

    Can You Play Sharps and Flats on a Kalimba

    Despite the vast popularity of the kalimba, it's not widely known in North America. It was introduced to the world by British percussionist Hugh Tracy in the early 1960s and soon became one of the most widely played instruments. The name Kalimba means "little music" and was suited to Western music because it made playing […]

  • Kalimba Songs - to know better about 17 Key Kalimba

    Kalimba Songs - to know better about 17 Key Kalimba

    The kalimba has a wood body. The letters on the tines represent the names of the notes. G is the root note and D is the fifth. The pentatonic scale also skips the fourth and seventh notes, as they are the smallest. To learn how to play a kalimba song, you'll need to know how […]

  • Simple songs for kalimba beginners

    Simple songs for kalimba beginners

    For the beginners, the kalimba is a great instrument. The tuning is easy, and anyone with a little musical aptitude can learn the chords and a simple melody. If you play an advanced melody, however, you'll need to be a bit more skilled. You can try the five octave instrument's high note range to get […]

  • Kalimba Songs - 5 examples to Learn 10 Key Kalimba

    Kalimba Songs - 5 examples to Learn 10 Key Kalimba

    There is no shortage of great kalimba songs to choose from. Some are more challenging than others, and some are more accessible. Here are five examples to get you started Beginners can start with easy songs. They are repetitive and contain small notes. Songs like Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star are easy to learn. Regular kalimba […]

  • Musical Instruments For Adults - Kalimba

    Musical Instruments For Adults - Kalimba

    The kalimba instrument originated in Africa. It is most commonly associated with the shona people of Zimbabwe. The instrument is played by plucking the keys and is usually mounted on a wooden resonator to amplify the sound. It has 15 keys and can produce soul music. It is tuned to the letter F. This allows […]

  • A Beginner's Guide to the Kalimba Instrument

    A Beginner's Guide to the Kalimba Instrument

    A beginner's guide to the Kalimba Instrument will help you learn how to play it and become familiar with the basics of this unique musical instrument. This article will teach you how to hold the instrument properly, play the notes on it, and learn about the different types of playing styles available. You'll also discover […]

  • The Origin and Popularity of the Kalimba

    The Origin and Popularity of the Kalimba

    The Kalimba is a traditional African musical instrument. Its sound is produced by plucking the metal tines and varies in intensity depending on the way the keys are struck. The instrument has its roots in Africa and the family that includes the Mbira. The modern kalimba owes its modern design to ethnomusicologist Hugh Tracey, who […]

  • How to Learn the Kalimba Quickly

    How to Learn the Kalimba Quickly

    The kalimba is an easy instrument to learn. There are two basic styles available for beginners. You can choose a 12-tine kalimba if you are new to the instrument or you'd like to learn how to play a song. Either way, it is worth the price and time to learn the basics. You can also […]