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.
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 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)
High-quality linen drawstring bags
Learning booklet & instructions
Silicon finger guards
Waterproof kalimba hard case (optional)
Enjoy a one-year warranty on all orders.
30 days money back gurantee & 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Our friendly, outstanding customer service team will assist you in choosing the right kalimba for you. That is to say, whether you are a beginner or an experienced musician, we will do our best to help you find your favorite kalimba.
Got questions? feel free to contact our excellent customer service team on firstname.lastname@example.org (Same-day reply).
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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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