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.
Gecko kalimba has exquisite workmanship with excellent clear sound and touch. This 17 Key Flat-Board Solid Camphor kalimba has a unique Fan shape, which is easy to hold and comfortable for playing for a long time. Furthermore, the keys are made of ore steel tines that provide bright and clear timbre, tines and the engraved notes on this model are bigger than other kalimbas, which made it very easy to see which note you're playing.
This kalimba not only sounds good but also smells fantastic. It's made of Camphor, which has a menthol-like, nose tingling fragrance. Camphor has many medicinal purposes and the smell has the effect of repelling insects.
Don't get discouraged by the B major tuning. It plays the exact same way as a C major kalimba, but with a much better sound on the end tines!
** Camphor is not recommended during pregnancy
No need for any musical background!
To play, simply applied notes stickers on the tines, 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 B major. The engraved notes might look complicated, but if you play by following kalimba tabs, you can play it the exact same way as the C tuned kalimba. It doesn't affect the way you read tabs, just sounding slightly lower and warmer. 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.
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Check this link for some simple yet sweet songs we made for beginners! (we will keep on updating more tabs)
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