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TIP OF THE DAY ARCHIVES
M O N D A Y   A R C H I V E S

06/19/06: Remember to Breathe

06/26/06: The Soul of the Kaliimba

07/03/06: Let the Kalimba Play You

07/10/06: Right and Left

07/17/06: Short-cutting Intuition

07/24/06: How Does the Kalimba Affect Your State of Mind?

07/31/06: Like a Thirsty Person

08/07/06: Play for the Birds and Other Animals

08/14/06: A Walking Meditation

08/21/06: The Paradox of Being Present

08/28/06: Your Inner Kalimba

09/04/06: Effortless Grace

09/11/06: Healing Rays of Light and Love

09/18/06: The Kalimba Responds to the Human Touch

09/25/06: Were You Called By the Kalimba?

10/02/06: Play Several Kalimbas and Listen For the Right One

10/09/06: I Love to Wait in Line Now

10/16/06: The Kalimba and Congruence

10/23/06: The Kalimba Goes to the Auto Repair Shop

10/30/06: Speaking the Kalimba's Language

11/06/06: Listen to Your Limits

11/13/06: Kalimba Music and the Heart: Two Motions

11/20/06: Surround Yourself with Beauty

11/27/06: Let the Kalimba Be a Line Out From Your Soul

12/04/06: Move it!

12/11/06: Working with Energy

12/18/06: The Best Kalimba for Mind-Body-Spirit Considerations

12/25/06: The Western Scale and Mystical Experience

01/01/07: Ingenious Kalimba Carry Bag Frees Rick to Play By the Waterfall

01/08/07: The Kalimba As a Tool for Healing

01/15/07: When playing with other musicians, seek to connect with them on many levels

01/22/07: Processing in the Groove

01/29/07: Trust Between Performers

02/05/07: Interacting with the Self-consistent Internal Logic of the Kalimba

02/12/07: When Playing Kalimba, Think of Sending Patterns Rippling Through the Kalimba

02/19/07: Beautiful Patterns Happen, and Human Minds Can Perceive Them

02/26/07: Try to Get to a Place Where Your Thumbs Know the Way

03/12/07: The Kalimba in Music Therapy

03/19/07: New Tunings Available for 8-Note Kalimbas

03/26/07: Colin Walcott Tuning for the 8-Note Kalimba

04/02/07: The Kalimba is a Tool

04/09/07: Steady Foundation

04/16/07: The Transforming Power of the Kalimba

04/23/07: The Way that I Teach

04/30/07: Yin and Yang on Kalimba

05/07/07: Building from a Foundation

05/14/07: Use the Kalimba to Relax in the Evening

05/21/07: Kalimba as a Spiritual Practice

05/28/07: When Your Heart's Too Worn To Pray

06/04/07: Intentionality

06/11/07: Kalimba In Kalimba Out

06/18/07: Don't Overreach, But Be True to the Light Within You

06/25/07: The Kalimba Broadcasting Network

07/02/07: Kalimba Players for Peace

07/09/07: Take It Easy When You Play Kalimba

07/16/07: Intention: Healing

07/23/07: Intention: World Peace

07/30/07: Play Each Day and Be Prepared For Inspiration

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SYMMETRY

08/06/07: Symmetry: Reflection or Translation?

08/13/07: Reflection and Translation Symmetry on the Guitar

08/20/07: Reflection and Translation Symmetry on the Kalimba

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CHAOS, ORDER, ENTROPY & THE KALIMBA

08/27/07: Chaos, Order, Entropy & the Kalimba: Randomness
has Content

09/10/07: Chaos, Order, Entropy & the Kalimba: Solitaire

09/17/07: Chaos, Order, Entropy & the Kalimba: More Solitaire

09/24/07: Chaos, Order, Entropy & the Kalimba: MORE Solitaire

10/01/07: A Monument to the Beauty of Our Minds

10/08/07: A Power That Makes Things Grow and Bloom

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UPCOMING PLAYSHOP: THE KALIMBA IN FOUR DIMENSIONS

10/15/07: The first dimension

10/22/07: The second dimension

10/29/07: The third dimension

11/05/07: The fourth dimension

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11/19/07: A Very Special Tip from Mark Holdaway & Deb Driskill

11/26/07: Sharon Eaton Says: Don't Be In a Hurry

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THE ANCESTORS

12/3/07: The Ancestors and the Mbira

12/10/07: The Ancestors: What do we make of it?

12/17/07: The Ancestors: My Personal Experience

12/24/07: The Ancestors: My Continued Experience

12/31/07: The Ancestors: Another Take

01/07/08: The Ancestors: A Spirt in the Kalimba?

01/14/08: The Ancestors: A Spirit for each Kalimba

01/21/08: The Ancestors and God

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PRAYER & THE KALIMBA

01/28/08: Duncan Sickler Discovers the Kalimba

02/04/08: Call and Response Prayer with Your Kalimba

02/11/08: Unison Prayer

02/18/08: Orbiting God

02/25/08: The Kalimba as a Fountain of Light

03/03/08: You Don't Have to Be a Believer

03/10/08: What If You DO Believe?

03/17/08: Help Me Follow the Light

03/24/08: Run With Joy

03/31/08: Thanks and Praise for the Wonders of This Life


THE KALIMBA IN HOSPICE

04/07/08: The Kalimba in Hospice

04/14/08: Sensitivity and Listening

04/21/08: Relaxing Music

04/28/08: Beauty

05/05/08: Be With Them

05/12/08: Learn About Your Person

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05/19/08: Music for Old or Young: An Observation

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THE POWER OF THE SONG

05/26/08: A Song in the Home Depot Parking Lot

06/02/08: Utah Phillips - Last Words on Life and Song

06/09/08: Study a Powerful Song

06/16/08: A Song Has to Find its Way into Your Heart

06/23/08: The Chain of Action in a Song

06/30/08: Write Often to Work on the Technical Aspects of Song Writing

07/07/08: Write Often so Greatness Can Come Now and Then

07/14/08: Storytelling in Song

07/21/08: Song Performance as Theater

07/28/08: Subjugate Your Ego to the Glory of the Song

08/04/08: The Grateful Dead Tells the Story

08/11/08: Kalimba's History is a Positive Context

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NEW AGE SOUNDS

08/18/08: Glissando of Two Tines

08/25/08: Glissando of Three Adjacent Tines

09/01/08: Glissando of Four Adjacent Tines

09/08/08: Glissando with Wah Wah

09/15/08: Backbone of a Chord

09/22/08: Simulating Digital Delay

09/29/08: Simulating Digital Delay Again

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SIMPLICITY

10/06/08: Introduction

10/13/08: One Note, Two Notes

10/20/08: Two More Notes

10/27/08: Combine Two Pairs of Notes to Make a Song

11/03/08: Variations on Four Notes

11/10/08: Variations on Four Notes: 2nd Example

11/17/08: Now Make a Song

11/24/08: Self-structured Music

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12/01/08: A Restless Urgency

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FREE YOUR PLAYING OF THUMBNAIL-TINE BUZZ

12/08/08: A Subtle Shift in Hand Position

12/15/08: A Subtle Change in Thumbnail Shape

12/22/08: A Subtle Change in Thumnail Edge

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12/29/08: The Kalimba as Doorway to the Past

01/05/09: "Deep Structure" and Kalimba Music

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LEARNING BUSTU M'TANDARI on the KARIMBA

01/12/09: Perfection of Traditional Karimba Pieces

01/19/09: Basic Pattern

01/26/09: Variation 1

02/02/09: Variation 2

02/09/09: Variation 3

02/16/09: Variation 4

02/23/09: Variation 5

03/02/09: Variation 6

03/09/09: The Full Song

03/16/09: Now the Fun Can Begin

03/23/09: Perfection of Bustu M'Tandari

03/30/09: B. Michael Williams' Metaphor for the Mbira

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PERFECTION

04/06/09: Honoring the Perfect

04/13/09: The Imperfect Can Be Perfect

04/20/09: The Perfect Mistake

04/27/09: Mistakes and Symmetry

05/04/09: Perfection in a Song

05/11/09: The Subtleties of Perfection

05/18/09: Perfection is in the Everyday

05/25/09: Perfection is in the Present

06/01/09: Musical Practice and Spiritual Practice are Similar

06/08/09: Summing to Perfection

06/15/09: Quieting the Conscious Mind

06/22/09: Perfection in the Flow

06/29/09: Practice Prepares the Soil of the Heart

07/06/09: Perfection in Improvisation

07/13/09: Perfection in the Moment with Others

07/20/09: You May Never Know That Perfection Has Used You

07/27/09: Be Ready To Sacrifice Cherished Assumptions

08/03/09: A Contract with Your Listeners

08/10/09: Inspiring Perfection in the Universe

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AFRICAN AMERICAN SPIRITUALS FOR THE ALTO KALIMBA

08/17/09: The Gift of the Spiritual

08/24/09: On Racism and the African American Spirituals Book

08/31/09: Wade in the Water - Basic

09/07/09: Wade in the Water - Basic and Swing

09/14/09: Wade in the Water - Advanced

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DOING TWO THINGS AT ONCE

09/21/09: Multitasking that Feeds that Spirit

09/28/09: A Specially Designed Dual Processor

10/05/09: Left and Right Hemispheric Specialties

10/12/09: Music as a Left-Right Hemispheric Collaboration

10/19/09: Discover Your Hemispheric Personalities

10/26/09: A Guided Improvisation to Explore Your Left and Right Brain Personalities

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FOCUS

11/02/09: You Need Focus to Play Deep Music

11/09/09: To Focus Means Being Present

11/16/09: Another Layer in Multitasking

11/23/09: Watching for Miracles

11/30/09: A Way of Life

12/07/09: From Mistake to Miracle

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HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING

12/14/09: What Playing Christmas Music Means to Me

12/21/09: Twenty-two Miles for One Song

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12/28/09: The Healing Power of Music

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ROOM for MAGIC

01/04/10: Room for Magic

01/11/10: Be Ready to Fall

01/18/10: Nuance

01/25/10: Freedom to Change the Notes

02/01/10: Freedom to Change the Arrangement

02/08/10: Much More to Us Than Our Conscious Minds

02/15/10: Open Yourself to Possibility and Listen

02/22/10: First Kalimba Magic Open House

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MUSIC THERAPY

03/01/10: Music Therapy Month at Kalimba Magic

03/08/10: 10 Easy Ways to Use the Kalimba in Music Therapy

03/15/10: 10 Easy Ways - the Movie

03/22/10: 10 Populations that Benefit from Music Therapy with Kalimba

03/29/10: How the Music Therapy Community is Using the Kalimba

04/05/10: Playing Catch with Music, I

04/19/10: Playing Catch with Music, II

05/10/10: Playing Catch with Music, III

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06/07/10: Don't Push the River

06/14/10: Story about Finlandia

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PLAYING FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE DYING

06/21/10: A Wonderful Hospice Instrument

06/28/10: Select Songs to Please

07/05/10: Believe in What You Are Doing

07/12/10: Playing Kalimba for Marge

07/19/10: Singing for Marge

07/26/10: Red River Valley

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LEFT BRAIN vs. RIGHT BRAIN

08/02/10: Reading Music

08/09/10: Improvising

08/16/10: Noticing What We Are Doing

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08/23/10: Take the Kalimba to a Beautiful Place

08/30/10: Let the Kalimba Take You to a Beautiful Place

09/06/10: The Kalimba Can Make a Beautiful Place Special

09/13/10: Climb to the Heights with the Kalimba

09/20/10: Wherever Your Kalimba Goes, There You Are

10/04/10: Mind, Body, Spirit

10/18/10: Old Field Recordings of Original African Music

10/25/10: What Makes You Come Alive?

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THE KALIMBA IN MY SPIRITUAL LIFE

11/01/10: A Gift from the Ancestors

11/08/10: Sneaking Up on the Magic

11/15/10: Faith in the Musical Magic

11/22/10: Perfecting the Magic

11/29/10: Bringing the Magic Alive

12/06/10: Being Thankful

12/13/10: Seek Beauty and Seek to Create Beauty

12/20/10: The Spirit of the Kalimba

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LISTEN FOR EACH INSTRUMENT'S VOICE

12/27/10: Listen for Each Instrument's Voice Part 1

01/03/11: Listen for Each Instrument's Voice Part 2

01/10/11: Listen for Each Instrument's Voice Part 3

01/17/11: Listen for Each Instrument's Voice When You Are Composing

01/24/11: The Unique Voices of Three Student Karimbas

01/31/11: The Challenge of Finding One's Voice

02/07/11: Instruments are Special Stuff

02/14/11: The Voice of the Composer and the Voice of the Player

02/21/11: A Higher Voice

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PRACTICING

02/28/11: Work a Song for Many Hours

03/07/11: Find the Music Beneath the Music

03/14/11: Learn to Stretch the Music

03/21/11: Digging for Meaning

04/04/11: Trust Your Body to Find the Way

04/11/11: When You Practice, Try to Hypnotize Yourself

04/18/11: How Long Should I Practice?

04/25/11: Tricking Yourself into Practicing

05/02/11: What if You Don't Want to Practice?

05/09/11: Knowing When to Stop

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EXPLORATION

05/23/11: Kalimba as an Unexplored Continent

05/30/11: Kalimba as a Well of Wisdom

06/06/11: Kalimba as a Portal

06/20/11: Your Thumbs Know the Way

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WHAT INSPIRES YOUR KALIMBA PLAYING?

07/04/11: What Inspires Your Kalimba Playing?

07/11/11: Maurice White

07/18/11: Chandra Lacombe

07/25/11: Traditional African Music

08/01/11: Samite

08/08/11: Kevin Spears

08/22/11: The Sound of the Sansula

08/29/11: First Look Inside

09/05/11: Exploring New Kalimba Tunings

09/12/11: Diversity of Kalimbas

09/19/11: Getting Better, A Life Long Journey

09/26/11: Different Instruments Can Help Each Other

10/03/11: An Ear to Listen

10/10/11: A Song to Be Heard

!0/17/11: Focusing on the Soft and Beautiful

10/24/11: Focusing on Goofy and Funny

10/31/11: Focusing on Strong and Brave

11/07/11: Focusing on Smart

11/14/11: Focusing on African

11/21/11: Imagine!

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TEACHING KALIMBA

12/05/11: Why Teach Someone How to Play Kalimba?

12/12/11: My Story and Kalimba Tablature

12/19/11: Start Simple

12/26/11: Be Slow and Be Patient

01/09/12: The Student Karimba

01/16/12: The Student Karimba - a Tool for Black History Month

01/23/12: The Numbers System

01/30/12: More Numbers System

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Left Right Integration

02/06/12: On Left-Right independence

02/13/12: Exercise on Left-Right Independence

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