Feb 28, 2015

Vol. 10, Num. 1

Kalimba Magic NEWS

New! 32 Song Download for the 8-Note Kalimba
Retuning one note opens a universe of music

F tuning for 8-Note Kalimba
Retuning to F: Tune B to Bb, and think of F as the "1" of the scale.

You can more than double the number of songs possible on your 8-note kalimba by retuning a single tine!

If you have an 8-note kalimba in the standard key of C, all you have to do is retune the B, the tine on the far right, down a half step until it is a Bb ("B flat"), the easiest retuning you can possibly imagine.

Instead of B being the 7th, leading to the key note of C, one note higher, Bb turns into the 4th of the scale, with A as the 3rd, G as the 2nd, and F as the root note. C (the 5th of F) is still in the bass, but that low C is no longer the root.

This retuning is analogous to the "5 Tuning" used by the Catania 6-Note Pentatonic kalimba, and also to the C-tuned Alto.

»Learn more about how to tune a kalimba...

And now you can purchase a 32 Song Download for the 8-Note Kalimba

Now, when you purchase an 8-Note kalimba from Kalimba Magic, we will give you the choice of having it tuned in standard C or the key of F tuning shown above, so that you will be able to make use of this 32 song instructional download. On the other hand, you can always make this easy retuning yourself!

I invite you to read the 3-page READ ME PDF to learn more about what is available in this 32-song download.

32 songs

What are the 32 songs in this download?

Amazing Grace, Away in a Manger, Battle Cry of Freedom, Bring a Torch, Bunga Utete, Bustu Mtandari, Chemutangure, Daniel in the Lions Den, Do Lord, Down By the Riverside, Finlandia/This is my song, Follow the Drinking Gourd, For the Beauty of the Sky, Go Tell it On The Mtn, He's got the Whole World in His Hands, I've Got Peace Like a River, Mary Don't You Weep, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, O Come All Ye Faithful, Ode to Joy 1, Ode to Joy 2, One Love, Redempton Songs, Red River Valley, Rova Ngoma Mtawasa, Sadza Madya Here, She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain 1, She'll Be Comin' Round...2, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, This Land is Your Land, This Land is Your...Chords, This Little Light of Mine, Tis Me O Lord, Water Music, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

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