The kalimba is modelled after the ancient African musical instrument called mbira. Whereas the mbira was originated in central and southern Africa around 1000BC. The varying styles of kalimba and mbira have endured for thousands of years and have had numerous layouts, designs, and tunings.
As a result, this instrument produces a warm ethereal sound that feels "like nature in a box". And most importantly, the experience of playing the kalimba will genuinely help you to relax and unwind. This article talks about why the kalimba is a fantastic instrument for everyone!
Need a little help on choosing the right kalimba? Here is a little kalimba buyer's guide made just for you.
Firstly, this instrument is handmade with high-quality mahogany. Due to its solid wood structure, the sound of this kalimba is well balanced and crystal clear. Secondly, the keys are made with selected ore steel bars which give the tines high strength and durability.
There is no need for any musical background! Because all the notes are engraved on the keys. To play, simply hold the instrument between the palms, then use your thumbs to pluck the keys. After that, choose an easy kalimba tab from your learning booklet or online, then pluck the corresponding tine according to the numbers on the tab. As a result, you will have a beautiful melody in no time!
All the kalimba is already pre-tuned in C. Therefore, and you can play it right away when you receive the order.
Free learning resource:
A free learning booklet within your order can teach you all the basics.
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Check this link for some sweet yet easy songs we made for beginners! (we will keep on updating more tabs)
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In addition, 30-day money-back guarantee & a 100% satisfaction guarantee!
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Arrived in good time, what a beautiful instrument. I can’t wait to order a few more as I plan on them as gifts to grandchildren, hope to learn to play it with them.
Amazing! Absolutely love it
Great instrument. Delivered quickly and the sound is beautiful!
I bought this for my brother as a gift. He absolutely loved it! It played beautifully and is made with quality.
I’m happy with my experience as the delivery was on time and I was kept aware with the tracking emails.
Nice wood texture with a crisp sound per note. I like it
Gorgeous to look at and hold and the sound is heavenly ♥️Fabulous!!!
Both kalimbas I have bought are absolutely beautiful. Thank you
I bought a Kalimba for each of my 7 grandchildren as an addition to their musical instruments because like a guitar they can have it with them as company at all times! They have been playing songs together and absolutely love their Kalimbas! Thank you!!
I bought the Kalimba for a girlfriend's birthday and as she only received it today I cannot comment yet. I was intrigued by it and have no musical knowledge whatsoever. I found the booklet that came with it quite foreign and couldn't get the gist of it. However by going online I found some helpful music sheets and was able to master 3 simple songs before having to pass it over. I found it very relaxing. I thought my friend might like to learn it when recouping from an operation (unfortunately now postponed) as she will have a 6 week period of not being able to get out and about. I fancy learning the tongue drum next. Will keep you posted.
What a beautiful instrument! Easy to learn and it sounds wonderful!
As new Christmas gift, the recipient is still working out the keys etc .
My daughter (11yo) absolutely loves her Kalimba Christmas present, it is a great quality instrument with a wonderfully ethereal sound and she is now busily teaching herself how to play. Excellent customer service, quick fuss free delivery! Totally recommend!!!
Wonderful xmas present.
Very happy with the product and the prompt delivery.
Looks great sounds lovely very soothing
Great Christmas gift
Cute packaging and sounds so nice.
Kalimba 17 Key Classic Natural curved was beautiful. My daughter loved it. The sound was really lovely
Gave to my daughter, who is a musician, for her birthday. I am the greatest Dad in the world now.
Fabulous product, fabulous service.
Arrived safely and sounds good, perfect for a beginner like me
The sound is just amazing. The kalimba looks so good and I can't wait to play it!
Fast shipping, packed well, kalimba is as described and sounds great!
The Kalimba is great quality and sounds good, looks great as well.
It’s beautiful and my daughter loves it!
The Kalimba i purchased is truly delightful - i am so happy with my purchase. The quality is great and i look forward to using this in my reiki healing energy sessions for some sound healing work as well. Thanks os much Nat @ Natsukashii Healing
Brought for my 9 year old daughter who plays violin...Already mastered playing the Kalimba in a very short time...
It is a lovely good quality item. I have it on display at the moment.
I need a printed book of simple songs rather than using you tube which is too quick for me.
This was a gift for my sister in law. The quality and sound is truly beautiful. Very calming for lockdown . Easy and really fast purchasing and delivery!!!
Ordering was easy, delivery was prompt. It is a beautiful instrument, and the instruction booklet means you can start learning and playing straight away. Thank you!
Bought this for my 16 year old granddaughter to relieve her boredom during lockdown. She plays the cello and clarinet but hates to practise, but loves this and carries it everywhere. She recently played Happy Birthday to her mother. The family calls her Kalimba Girl. A most successful purchase.
Lovely little instrument,easy to hold and play.I’ve got arthritic hands but can manage it. Lovely sound.Very happy with it,easy to order and delivered within a week.
Bought this for my musically talented 13yo son. Reasonable delivery time considering lockdown hurdles (around a week SYD to BNE) Kalimba is great quality and sounds amazing. Even I almost nailed Sounds of Silence with my fat thumbs after 15min. Came with cover, tuning hammer, finger covers and note stickers- notes are also embossed on keys. Happy with purchase and recommend.
We love our Kalimba. It’s a beautiful instrument.
We received our order promptly too. Highly recommend
Just love the sound and so beautiful to play
Totally in love with my Kalimba! Fun, easy, addictive!
Love my Kalimba. Such a beautiful instrument. Very happy with the ease of purchase and fast delivery.
Very happy with the product and shipping. I had a special request as it was a gift for someone in my household, and staff were more than accommodating straight away.
So my rating is based of shipping, the product and customer service!
I bought this for my 16 year old granddaughter but have not seen her since she got it because of lockdown. However l hear she loves it and carries it about with her everywhere she goes. Her family has started calling her Kalimba Girl.
Everything is beautiful about this kalimba! The only thing letting it down is the cylindrical sound nut which was cut to short. Therefore my top c and e are not very strong.
Beautiful sound quality and it’s completely adorable. Fantastic service and thank you for the thoughtful birthday wishes!
Fantastic products, excellent make and quality. Amazing quick service
Ordered this as my first Kalimba recently and I am very happy with the service and product itself! Order arrived faster than usual, came undamaged in nice packaging and even included a tremolo chain as a free gift! The drawstring bag which comes included is really nice and the Kalimba itself is really solid and sounds great; it feels more premium than what I thought I paid for! Definitely considering buying this as a gift for a friend in the near future!
Bought this for my sister for her birthday. She's going to be absolutely in love with it, sturdy and very well made. Exceeded my expectations. Perfect to give as a gift, comes in a nicely decorated box with everything you need inside to start playing!
Very happy with the 17 key classic natural Kalimba. Arrived quickly in an attractive box very suitable if giving as a gift. Came with a drawstring hessian bag, perfectly tuned and with the tuning hammer etc as described. Sound is clear and pleasant thankfully as I’m a complete beginner and will take awhile to learn to play.
Quick postage , lovely Kalimba with all you need to get started.
Fast delivery. Beautifully presented. Cant wait to start playing.
I absolutely love this instrument. Good quality. Sounds great. Easy to learn.
You've gotta have one!!
Lovely instrument - tone quality surprisingly good. Highly recommend.
This looks beautiful and sounds beautiful. Even the box it comes in is beautiful!
It's a *dope kalimba and I love it. It also arrived very quickly too. *13 year old's words, not mine...
It's great quality and the sound is fantastic.
Quick Delivery! Thank you.
Lovely quality and super fast delivery before Christmas
Excellent service excellent product
Came in the mail on the first estimated postage arrival date, well packaged and protected. This killimba is a quality product. The sound is clear and has great resonance.
No complaints about quality of the product, has been very much enjoyed.
Great little instrument, picked it up with no experience and taught myself easily
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