17 Key Koa Kalimba African Thumb Piano

- Mar 14, 2019-

Model NO. HT17KS. Made of high grade single solid board koa,koa wood is very suitable for musical instrument material,the tone is warm and full. the key is made of ore mental,toughness strengthened,with bending design to eliminate the pain of fingers with a golden chain around the keys which can gives out a beautiful sound like raining ding-ding. the tone stickers and blue stickers used to paste on the tone key make the kalimba easy to use and look nice. with two hole in the back.Use your hands press on the hole to increase the reasonant of the sound.Or one hand press on the hole,and the other hand waggle the kalimba to make the sound shaking.


The thumb piano originates in Africa. It is also known as the mbira or likembe. The metal keys are mounted on a Wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber.

17 Key Koa Kalimba African Thumb Piano

To play, rest the thumb piano on the fingers of both hands and hold it between your palms. Cover the vibrato holes with your fingers. Then pluck the keys with your thumbs. As you play you can un-cover and cover the vibrato holes as you like.

Many different tunings are acceptable, according to personal preference. Specific tuning of a thumb piano is only an issue when two instruments are played together; then they should generally agree in tuning. Otherwise, the tuning is subjective and should only be pleasing to the player.

The longer keys have lower pitches and shorter keys have higher pitches. The keys can be adjusted by tapping them in or out to adjust their length, and therefore their pitch.



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