Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Simplicity in Number of Notes

Pick four notes on the kalimba. There are thousands of possibilities for your choice on a fifteen note Alto, for example. Rather than get lost in all the possibilities, trying to cover a bit of everything, it is often beneficial to concentrate on just a few of those possibilities.

Take two different pairs of notes, two left and two right. Just play among these. Listen to how they sound, how they make you feel, and then intensify that feeling through how you play, creating a feedback loop.

An example of playing with just two notes on each side