Tips of Kalimba

- Oct 23, 2017-

Any part of you will make a sound and announce your voice? Learning to fix!


In order to make your kalimba sound good, learning to tune is the most important. After that, learn to fix strange hums so that every note on the instrument is correct. This tip points out resources to eliminate snoring and make your kalimba sound clear.


When you see kalimba, you will see a tiny, unobtrusive instrument. But if you consider the possibility of kalimba at the same time, they may get into trouble. An easy way to reduce stress when starting to learn new things is to reduce the number of tines you use, making kalimba a simpler tool.


KOA Wood 17 Keys Thumb Piano

If your Alto kalimba has only six notes instead of fifteen, it will be easier, right? By getting your attention, you can easily move your finger over the marked tines. The riff (or repeated melody phrase) we studied here uses the marked tines.


Sounds simple? It turns out that with just a few notes, you can make some really cool music!

Yes, but what if you don’t like to use your correct index finger? You can use THUMB SLIDE-OFF technology!


I found that adding the right index finger on both thumbs is crucial for playing African music and expanding the functionality of kalimbas. However, no matter which method you use, it usually feels unnatural at first. Many people refuse to use their (non-thumb) fingers on these instruments.


Unique Double Sided Finger Kalimba

Unique Double Sided Finger Kalimba 2

If you just don’t want (or can’t) use your index finger, what do you have to do?

How do you play Kalimba? This is a thumb piano, so mainly use your two thumbs! Brazilian masters like to use four to six fingers and play kalimba while they are sitting on their laps – but I don’t teach that style. That’s because my kalimba plays a lot about the body movements while playing. If you hold kalimba and play with your thumb, you can get up, walk, dance or dance while you play. Or at least, just move around with the music.


However, the correct index finger is a special case and is part of the ancient African mbira and karimba traditions, which we will consider now.


Edit by Bonnie

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