Frequently Asked Questions about Kalimba

- Mar 05, 2019 -

Did you encounter any of these problems while learning the kalimba?


Q: Is it easy to learn?

A: It's easier to learn than other instruments, but it takes time to practice

Q:Can I have nails?

A: It is usually played by thumb, If you want to stay 2-3mm fingernail, for play glide, such hand also do not ache

Q: Does it hurt to play ?

A: It won't hurt with correct method, but be the same as a lot of Musical Instruments, practice frequently the hand can be acerbity.

Q: DI need to tune it?

A: when the new products is delivered, the sound will be adjusted and checked. There will be fluctuations on the transportation path. After receiving the goods, you can fine tune yourself.

Q: How to choose and distinguish between the 10th and 17th tones?

A: At present most of the thumb piano is of 10 sound and 17 sound, and we recommend the piano of 17 sound. Because of the narrow range, there are fewer of the 10 notes and more of the 17 notes. Most of the 10 notes can be played

Q: What is the difference between peach core and acacia?

A: the color of the peach core is lighter, the body is light, and the timbre is more crisp and bright. Compared with acacia wood, it is louder and brighter. Acacia wood is slightly more abundant, the body is slightly heavier, and the timbre is relatively calm

Q: How to maintain the Kalimba?

A: store the Kalimba in the bag, and keep the ambient humidity between 30-60%. Humidity will affect the resonance of the wood and the keys, and never expose it to the sun.



Edit by Hodor Wong