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 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 truly help you to relax and unwind. This article talks about why the kalimba is an amazing instrument for everyone!
Need a little help on choosing the right kalimba? Here is a little kalimba buyer's guide made just for you.
Hluru kalimba has exquisite workmanship with the most interesting designs. Handmade with high-quality solid Acacia wood.
With its charming and unique patterns, Acacia has always been the most popular wood material for musical instruments. Acacia produces a warm yet rich sound, combine with this hollow design makes the ethereal tones lasting even longer.
In addition, keys are made of ore steel tines that provide a bright and clear timbre. The brand Hluru's key touch is a bit softer compared to other brands, therefore this kalimba is more comfortable to play and suitable for beginners.
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!
This kalimba is pre-tuned in C, therefore you can play it right away when you received the order.
Free learning resource:
There is a free learning booklet within your order that can teach you all the basics.
Follow us on Facebook @littlekalimbashop, we will upload kalimba tabs and mini-tutorials regularly.
Check this link for some simple yet sweet songs we made for beginners! (we will keep on updating more tabs)
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This kalimba is lovely! I bought it as a birthday gift for my Mum and she loves it. The wood and the finish is of high quality and it makes a beautiful sound. I noticed there wasn't a video for this particular kalimba, but when I asked the staff about the sound quality, they quickly responded with a link to a video, so the customer service is 10/10.
I love it!
The perfect lockdown hobby! I have already learned two songs, and its so calm and relaxing to listen to so I don't have to worry about annoying the neighbours.
Also, as a Graphic Designer by trade, I gotta say the packaging it arrived in looked great as well ;)
Great price and quick delivery as well. A+
Great for beginners
I bought this for my husband’s birthday and he loves it, it’s a great colour, quality wood and we leave it on the stand on our tv unit so he is reminded to practice! It’s so calming to listen to even as he practices.
Simple enough to work out the keys and takes up as much space as a small photo frame!
Super fast delivery too :)
Gift for my daughter
The happy people at Little Kalimba Shop offered fantastic advice before I made my purchase and delivery was fast.
Cant wait to surprise my teen with this on the weekend
I may have had to have a little play myself while she was out of the house.
Bought this one as a gift, super excited to give it I'm more than positive it will be well received and loved. Nice and big and perfect for beginners, a beautifully crafted and detailed product. Came with a free bag and stand as well as part of a promotion on the site!! Was not expecting that at all but it's great. Thank you so much.
My new kalimba has a beautiful tone, and I also place it on top of my djembe to play it (with the djembe slightly off the ground), which really amplifies the sweet sound. Very happy with it!
Amazing product, amazing service, easy to learn to play. Highly recommended
A beautiful product
So much nicer than the ones I found in local music stores and the sound is beautiful. It's a lovely instrument. Postage was really quick. Highly recommend!
Ron de Bruin
What a beautiful instrument
This was a gift for you 13 year old son for his birthday. We were so pleased with the instrument. It is beautifully made, well finished and decorated. The sound of this instrument is outstanding, the acoustics work well and provides a beautiful tone which is a delight hearing throughout the house.
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