Thursday, July 21, 2011
Student Karimba Riff 2: A fast, short riff, variation 1a

In this video I demonstrate five variations of Riff 2. This series of Thursday tips will show you how to play all five variations.

Often when nearing the end, the karimba player will back out through some of the earlier variations. Before ending on variation 1, the player introduces a new variation similar to variation 1 - which we call variation 1a. The tablature for variation 1a is shown here:

Tablature for variation 1a of this
student karimba riff #2

The Goshen Student Karimba is available at the Kalimba Magic Shop - it is quite economical for students at $32.

The Student Karimba Book is also available - it contains simple songs as well as some more complex traditional tunes for the karimba. If you are teaching a class, buy one book and several karimbas, and make copies of the songs you are actually learning. Or better yet - scan the images of the tablature and project them onto the screen in your classroom!