The Story of Kalimba - a 3,000-year-old Instrument
Technically called a lamellophone, also known as a "thumb piano", the incredible Kalimba has a rich and varied history in Africa that stretches back as much as 3,000 years.
In 1929, English ethnomusicologist Hugh Tracey, who traveled widely in rural Africa in the first half of the 20th century, is said to have fallen in love with the instrument and popularized it.
The Sound is Rich, Soothing, Calming and Absolutely Mesmerizing
The first thing people say when you strike the keys will be: "Wow, it's alive!"
The sound quality of the incredible Kalimba is just amazing and mesmerizing. Like chimes, bells, the harp, steel drums.
Even if you cannot play music, tapping on the different keys is music itself! Or should we say “Beautiful noises”?
The Kalimba provides a soft melody to each note, so even the wrong notes sound relaxing and beautiful. And a whole variety of sounds can be made depending on how you play.
Your whole family will enjoy the soothing plinky sounds it produces. Very rich in tone and the tones hang on to diminish slowly.
"My dog will always come out to lay in my lap as I play."
It can be a wonderful tension tamer, you can use it during meditation and to ease stress.
Also a great solution to mindless internet scrolling.
Perfect Gift for the Musically Inclined
“He opened this and his eyes got as wide and excited as when he was a toddler."
“And he had a big smile on his face“
If you have a special someone who is is in love with all things music, the incredible Kalimba is a great gift for them.
“Within minutes of opening it, he started playing recognizable tunes.”
Right out of the box they will love it! They will play it for weeks. Many hours of fun.
The music book is will be very easy for them to follow. Within a couple of days they will be able to play a lot of different songs and music on it.
You will just be happy that they enjoy it! You will be so excited to be able to give this to them.
This will surely become their favorite gift ever.
Gets them off the electronic stuff for a change.
Now, go surprise that special someone with something they have never seen!
Perfect Instrument to Introduce You or Your Loved Ones to Music!
“I have no training in music, this little instrument just calls to be played.”
If you always wanted to play an instrument, but never learned this is the perfect instrument to start on!
There are clear instructions on how to play, how to tune, and what each key represents with stickers to help out.
No musical ability is necessary to produce pleasing sounds immediately, it doesn’t require much skill to make it sound decent.
Spend a few minutes looking through the included song book, and within one day you will be able to play a full song with relative ease.
Unlike other introductory instruments such as the recorder!
You will love playing it whenever you are near it!
This will be exactly what you are looking for tointroduce you or your loved one to music!
And a great instrument to get kids off their cell phones.
It’s Really Well-built
This is definitely a beautifully made instrument, not a toy.
The mahogany wood is beautiful and produces a fantastic sound and makes it a beautiful instrument to look at and to hear.
Fits perfectly and lies well in the hands, easy to hold, very lightweight and very sturdy.
It is esthetically pleasing, sounds and looks amazing, and is well tuned and all ready to use right out of the box.
It is neatly and safely packaged in a sturdy cardboard box with a foam inset.
It comes with a cloth case, to protect it from light and dust, a tuning hammer, a book that includes some easy to play songs, tape for marking notes, and a cleaning cloth,
And a detailed instruction manual, which even guides you regarding the tuner app.
What do I do with the colored stickers?
The stickers can be used to help identify the keys, so you know which one is C, A, D, etc. Will help in learning where each key is while learning to play the instrument.
What key is this?
Pre-tuned in C.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
You Are My Sunshine
London Bridge is Falling Down
Search "kalimba songs" on Youtube for more instruction videos and songs.
How to Play Kalimba
You just need to use two thumbs to play to make a great sound.
How to Tune
Step 1: Find A Tuner
You can use a real tuner or download an App.
Android: gStrings, iOS: Instuner.
Step 1: Tune with The Included Hammer
Making tines longer (from the point where they are held down on the bridge) will lower their pitch, and making them shorter will make their pitch higher.
Keys: Carbon Steel
Dimension: 18.5 X 13.5 X 3.2CM
1 17 Keys Kalimba
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