Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Kalimba Techniques
1: Two Note Chords on Adjacent Tines

This week we begin a new series of Wednesday (Advanced) tips that deal with kalimba technique. We'll start with some tried and true techniques that every kalimba player should know and, gradually, we'll break into some more advanced techniques that most kalimbas players don't even know about.

Our first technique is an easy way to introduce chords into your playing. On most kalimbas the tines are positioned close enough together that it is possible for the thumb nail to pluck two of them simultaneously. Most kalimbas are set up so that adjacent tine chords will sound great.