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?Hereis a little kalimba buyer's guide made just for you.
Gecko kalimba has exquisite workmanship with excellent clear sound and touch. These 8 key mini kalimbas are made of two types of tonewood, camphor and mahogany.
*The decoration tassel and strap will be sent in random colours (green or red). Please leave a note if you want a specific colour.
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)
No need for any musical background! All the notes are engraved on the kalimba keys (both in number and in CDEFGAB). Play the corresponding number or letter, you will have a beautiful melody in no time.
Mini 8 keys kalimba Tuning:
Kalimbas are pre-tuned in C, you can play it right away when you received the order. However, the 8 keys kalimba scale is slightly different from other models.
The default scale from left to right is A E C G A D G C, which is the pentatonic scale. It is the sound on a piano when you only play black keys. The best thing about this scale is no matter how you play, it will sound like a beautiful oriental song. Therefore, without any music background, you can improvise like a pro.
As there are only 8 keys, the repertoire that this model can play is relatively limited compare to 17 keys or 21 keys, you can tune the mini kalimba to the keys that suit you if you need to play the specific piece.
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purchased as a gift and they love it.
It was for my little granddaughter and she loved it!
This beautiful little instrument has been a great addition to the instruments used in music therapy interventions within my counselling practice.
My younger clients choose the 8 key Kalimba for calming and these smaller instruments are great for the portability-in school bags, the car, easy on little hands. A really useful addition to the 17 key larger Kalimba -they play together beautifully.
A bit disapointed
Product is good and delivery went smoothly, however, I was disappointed when I realised that most examples of songs you show on your website I can't play with the 8 Key Kalimba!
I had no idea, otherwise I would have bought another one... There's not much I can play with the 8 key one, which is a real shame.
Kalimba Mini 8 Key
It was very well received by my grandchild. Thank you.
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