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PHYSICS OF THE KALIMBA

06/23/06: A Resonant Body

07/07/06: Anatomy of a Kalimba Note

07/14/06: Anatomy of a Kalimba Note: One Octave Lower

07/21/06: A Vibrating Guitar String

07/28/06: Introducing the Spectral Evolution of the A2 Alto Note

08/04/06: Dead Tines on Old Kalimbas

08/11/06: The Spectrum of a Dead Tine

08/18/06: The Kalimba Box Ate My "A" Note

08/25/06: Bringing Back the "A"

09/01/06: Those Folks at AMI Sure Know How to Make Their Kalimbas Sing

09/08/06: The Frequency Response of Your Kalimba

09/15/06: Those Leaky Kalimba Notes

09/22/06: Looking at the Wah-wah Effect on the Middle A on the Alto Kalimba

09/29/06: Looking at the Wah-wah Effect on the Low B on the Alto Kalimba

10/06/06: Resonance

10/13/06: Audacity: Free Sound Analysis Software

10/20/06: The Kalimba is Anharmonic

10/27/06: Singling Out a Tine for Spectral Analysis

11/03/06: Playing Kalimba in the Santiago Airport

11/17/06: The Cloud Nine Marimbula

11/24/06: Vibrational Modes of a String

11/31/06: Vibrational Modes of a Kalimba Tine

12/08/06: Vibrational Modes of a Kalimba Tine: Data!

12/15/06: Our First Overtone Comes in at 6.6 - That's 6.8 Times the Fundamental Frequency

12/22/06: The Kalimba's Anharmonic Overtones Die Out Quickly


UNDERSTANDING THE WESTERN TEMPERED SCALE

12/29/06: Understanding the Western Tempered Scale:
Part 1 of 15

01/05/07: Understanding the Western Tempered Scale:
Part 2 of 15

01/12/07: Understanding the Western Tempered Scale:
Part 3 of 15

01/19/07: Understanding the Western Tempered Scale:
Part 4 of 15

01/26/07: Understanding the Western Tempered Scale:
Part 5 of 15

02/02/07: Understanding the Western Tempered Scale:
Part 6 of 15

02/09/07: Understanding the Western Tempered Scale:
Part 7 of 15

02/16/07: Understanding the Western Tempered Scale:
Part 8 of 15

02/23/07: Understanding the Western Tempered Scale:
Part 9 of 15)

03/02/07: Understanding the Western Tempered Scale:
Part 10 of 15

03/23/07: Understanding the Western Tempered Scale:
Part 11 of 15

03/30/07: Understanding the Western Tempered Scale:
Part 12 of 15

04/06/07: Understanding the Western Tempered Scale:
Part 13 of 15

04/27/07: Understanding the Western Tempered Scale:
Part 14 of 15

05/04/07: Understanding the Western Tempered Scale:
Part 15 of 15

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04/13/07: How the Kalimba Tine Vibrates:
Explaining the Octave Overtone Which Shouldn't Be There

04/20/07: Why does the Hugh Tracey Kalimba have an Overtone
at One Octave Above the Fundamental?

05/11/07: Light and Dark Kiaat Wood

05/18/07: The Dark and Light Kalimbas

05/25/07: That's One Cracked Kalimba!

06/01/07: My Kalimba Has a New Resonanace

06/08/07: Clay Cracks the Cracked Kalimba Conundrum!


DELAY AND TEMPO

06/15/07: Relationship Between Delay and Tempo?

06/22/07: The Relationship Between Delay and Tempo Explained

07/06/07: Understanding the Kalimba's Buzz: Part 1

08/03/07: What is Going On When the Kalimba Buzzes?

08/10/07: Fundamental Overtones - Feedback from Another Kalimba Artist

11/02/07: Box Kalimba Pickups vs. Board Kalimba Pickups

11/09/07: How DoYou Tune a 7-Note Indonesian Coconut Shell Kalimba?

11/16/07: William McCoy Adds a Pickup to His Kalimba

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12/25/09: Winter Wonderland on the Kalimba

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IAN'S CORNER

09/17/10: Meet Ian Clothier, Kalimba Player & Builder/Inventor

09/24/10: The Kalimbadjuster

10/01/10: Curing a Buzz without Killing the Sustain

10/08/10: Writing the Notes on the Keys

10/15/10: Give Your Playing Some Polish

10/22/10: Kalimbas and Electric Pickups

10/29/10: Noodling with a Drum Circle

11/05/10: Using Both Hands at Once

11/12/10: Ironing Your Kalimba

Building a Kalimba

11/19/10: Your Shopping List

11/26/10: Base, Bridge and Tine Rest

12/03/10: Preparing the Way for Tines

12/10/10: Cutting and Polishing the Tines

12/17/10: Finishing the Build

12/24/10: Tuning Your New Kalimba

12/31/10: Fine Tuning Your New Kalimba

Amplifying the Kalimba

01/14/11: Choosing an Amp

01/21/11: Getting Started with Audacity

01/28/11: Next We Need a Pre-Amp

02/04/11: Pre-Amp Shopping List

02/18/11: Building a No Solder Pre-Amp

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02/25/11: Two Lonely Contests!

03/04/11: Short Nails, Big Thumbs... What to Do?!

03/11/11: Constructing Replaceable Thumb Nails

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Amplifying the Kalimba (cont'd)

03/18/11: Adding a Volume Control to the Pre-Amp

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04/01/11: Exploring Glue Options for Paper Thumb Nails

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04/08/11: When and Why Do You Play?

04/29/11: How to Clean Your Kalimba

05/06/11: How to Make Your Own Kalimba Wax

05/13/11: How Do You Store Your Kalimba

05/20/11: What's Next? Looking Forward, Looking Back

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DEEPER PERSPECTIVES

10/14/11: Major or Minor - Two Sides of One Coin

 

 

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