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THE KARIMBA

06/22/06: Introduction to Karimba Tablature

06/29/06: The Upper Row of Karimba Tines

07/06/06: Arpeggios on the Karimba

07/13/06: Two Against Three

07/20/06: Student Karimbas

07/27/06: Right Hand Rhythm on the Karimba

08/03/06: What About Those Buzzers?

08/10/06: Slides On the Karimba

08/17/06: Scale on Lower Tines of the Karimba

08/24/06: The New Karimba Book is Out and About

08/31/06: A Song From the Karimba Book

09/07/06: Last Karimba Tip!

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THE PENTATONIC KALIMBA

09/14/06: Preparing for the New Pentatonic Book

09/21/06: Playing the Pentatonic Kalimba--Arpeggios in G Major Tuning

09/28/06: Playing the Pentatonic Kalimba--Arpeggios in G Minor Tuning

10/05/06: Playing the G Minor Pentatonic With the D Minor Tuned Treble Kalimba

10/12/06: Lesson 4 from the New Pentatonic Book

10/19/06: Lesson 38 from the New Pentatonic Book

10/26/06: KTabS Templates for the Pentatonic Kalimba

11/02/06: Something Good Will Happen Somehow

11/09/06: The Amazing Box Pentatonic with Pickup

11/16/06: Extra Space Between the Pentatonic Tines

11/23/06: Tuning the Kalimba with the Native American Flute

11/30/06: Native American Flutes and the Pentatonic Kalimba

12/07/06: Retuning Your Pentatonic Kalimba in KTabS

12/14/06: Changing Tuning Makes the Same Pattern into a Different Song

12/21/06: The Best Pentatonic Kalimba

12/28/06: Experimental Microtonal Tunings With the Pentatonic Kalimba

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THE SANSULA AND THE TREBLITO

01/04/07: New Featured Kalimbas: The Sansula and its Buddy the Treblito

01/11/07: Welcome to the Treblito, A Partner for the Sansula

01/18/07: Sansula Tuning

01/25/07: Duet for the Sansula and Treblito: Gray Cat (tablature)

02/01/07: Duet for the Sansula and Treblito: Gray Cat (listen!)

02/08/07: How Do You Get a Treblito Anyway?

02/15/07: Be Open To the Possibilities

02/02/07: A New Tuning For the Sansula

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THE 8-NOTE KALIMBA

03/01/07: Featuring the 8-Note Kalimba!

03/22/07: ...and You Mix 'em All Together!

03/29/07: Building in Complexity

04/05/07: How Much Can Be Done With So Little?

04/12/07: The Karimba-tuned 8-Note Kalimba: Put 'em All Together

04/19/07: The New 8-Note Kalimba Insert

04/26/07: More about Tunings for the 8-Note Kalimba

05/03/07: Go to the Tucson Folk Festival

05/10/07: Transplanting Tines to Create a Resonant Box Karimba

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THE SANSULA

05/17/07: The A Minor Chord on the Sansula

05/24/07: The Am9 Chord on the Sansula

05/31/07: The Am9+3 Chord on the Sansula

06/07/07: An Expanded A Minor +9 Chord

06/14/07: The F Triad on the Sansula

06/21/07: The F Major 7 Chord on the Sansula

07/05/07: The C Chord on the Sansula

07/12/07: Sansula Octaves

07/19/07: Sansula Pulloffs

07/26/07: A Sansula Pivot

08/02/07: How to Use Chords in Sansula Music - The Idea of a Chord Progression

08/09/07: Making the Wah-Wah Sound on the Sansula

08/16/07: More on Sansula Pulloffs

08/23/07: Sansula Glissando

08/30/07: Sansula Picking Pattern 1

09/06/07: Sansula Picking Pattern 2

09/13/07: Sansula: More on the Pivot Notes

09/20/07: Sansula: Swing

09/27/07: Sansula: Two Against Three - 2

10/04/07: Sansula: Two Against Three - 3

10/11/07: Sansula: Double Thumbing

10/18/07: Sansula: Be Free, Explore Space

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THE SANSULA IN BEAUTIFUL E TUNING

11/01/07: Sansula: The Beautiful E Tuning

11/08/07: Sansula: The Beautiful E Tuning - the E Chord

11/15/07: Sansula: The Beautiful E Tuning - the A Chord

11/22/07: Sansula: The Beautiful E Tuning - the B Chord

11/29/07: Sansula: The Beautiful E Tuning - the C# Minor Chord

12/06/07: Sansula: The Beautiful E Tuning - The F# Minor Chord

12/13/07: Sansula: The Beautiful E Tuning - The G# Minor Chord

12/20/07: Sansula: The Beautiful E Tuning - Where Are We Now?

01/03/08: Sanula: The Beautiful E Tuning - The B7 Chord

01/10/08: Sansula: The Beautiful E Tuning - The C#m7 Chord

01/17/08: Sansula: The Beautiful E Tuning - The F#m7 Chord

01/24/08: Sansula: The Beautiful E Tuning - The Emajor7 Chord

01/31/08: Sansula: The Beautiful E Tuning - The C#m9 Chord

02/07/08: Sansula: The Beautiful E Tuning - The E2 Chord

02/14/08: Sansula: The Beautiful E Tuning - The A2 Chord

02/21/08: Sansula: The Beautiful E Tuning - The F#m2 Chord

02/28/08: Sansula: The Beautiful E Tuning - The Bsus4 Chord

03/06/08: Sansula: The Beautiful E Tuning - F#m2,4 Chord

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MODAL SCALES ON THE DIATONIC KALIMBA

03/13/08: Learning to Play in Different Modes

03/20/08: Diatonic Kalimbas That Can Be Used Modally

04/03/08: Modal Scales: The G Major Scale

04/10/08: Modal Scales: The A Dorian Mode

04/17/08: Modal Scales: The B Phrygian Scale

04/24/08: Modal Scales: The C Lydian Scale

05/01/08: Modal Scales: The D Mixolydian Scale

05/08/08: Modal Scales: The E Minor Scale

05/15/08: Modal Scales: Putting It All Together

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UNDERSTANDING MODES THROUGH INTERVALS ON THE DIATONIC KALIMBA

05/22/08: A Pitch Diagram

05/29/08: G Ionian Mode

06/05/08: C Lydian Mode

06/12/08: D Mixolydian Mode

06/19/08: A Dorian Mode

06/26/08: E Aeolian Mode

07/03/08: B Phrygian Mode

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THE CHROMATIC KALIMBA

07/10/08: One Note Among Many

07/17/08: The Chromatic Kalimba Tuning

07/24/08: Mark the Whole Note Tines that have Chromatics

07/31/08: Adjust the Back Side Tines

08/07/08: Practicing the Right Hand

08/14/08: Practicing the Left Hand

08/21/08: Practicing the Left and Right Hand Together

08/28/08: Practicing the Chromatic Scale

09/04/08: The Chromatic Scale Down an Octave

09/11/08: Major to Minor

09/18/08: The Star Spangled Banner—First Line

09/25/08: The Star Spangled Banner—Full Song

10/02/08: The Star Spangled Banner—First Line w/Harmony

10/09/08: The Star Spangled Banner—Full Song w/Harmony

10/16/08: A Chromatic Tuning that Works with the Alto Book

10/23/08: A Sousa March on the Chromatic Kalimba

10/30/08: Not an Easy Instrument

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THE G minor KARIMBA

11/06/08: Introduction

11/13/08: Using a "Deze"—or Resonating Gourd

11/20/08: Spending Hours with the G minor Karimba

11/27/08: First Song: Variation 1

12/04/08: First Song: Variation 2

12/11/08: First Song: Two Cascades

12/18/08: First Song: Part 2A

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12/25/08: Merry Christmas from Kalimba Magic

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(The Gm Karimba, cont'd)

01/01/09: First Song: Part 2B

01/08/09: First Song: Part 3

01/15/09: First Song: All in One Piece

01/22/09: Another Song

01/29/09: Three Original Songs for the G minor Karimba

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THE HOTSHOT-11 (DIATONIC 11-NOTE)

02/05/09: Intro and Comparison with Pentatonic

02/12/09: Comparison with the Alto

02/19/09: Listen to "Boulder Sunshine" on the HotShot-11

02/26/09: The G Major Scale on the HotShot-11

03/05/09: Music in the G Major Scale on the HotShot-11

03/12/09: The D Mixolydian Scale

03/19/09: Song Fragment in the D Mixolydian Scale

03/26/09: The A Dorian Scale

04/02/09: A Song That Uses the A Dorian Scale

04/09/09: The E minor Scale

04/16/09: Music Using the E minor Scale

04/23/09: 52 Exercises & Songs for the HotShot-11

04/30/09: Right Thumb Steady Riff 1

05/07/09: Right Thumb Steady Riff 2

05/14/09: Right Thumb Steady Riff 3

05/21/09: Right Thumb Steady Riff 4

05/28/09: Left Thumb Steady Riff 1

06/04/09: Left Thumb Steady Riff 2

06/11/09: HotShot-11 Series Conclusion

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THE 11-NOTE GOSHEN KALIMBA

07/09/09: Standard 11-Note Goshen Tuning

07/16/09: 11-Note Goshen in Alto Tuning

07/23/09: Goshen 11-Note in HotShot Tuning

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THE G CHROMATIC KALIMBA

08/06/09: Making Up the G Chromatic Kalimba

08/13/09: Keeping Your G Chromatic in Tune

08/20/09: Starry, Starry Night by Don McLean

09/27/09: Nowhere Man by Lennon/McCartney

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THE G AMADINDA

09/03/09: Introduction

09/10/09: Getting a Taste of the Amadinda

09/17/09: A Traditional Tune for the Amadinda

09/24/09: Another Traditional Tune for the Amadinda

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THE SANSULA

10/08/09: The New Sansula Instructional Book

10/15/09: Learning Sansula by Learning Chords

10/22/09: Learning Sansula by Playing with Backing Tracks

10/29/09: Different Tunings for the Sansula: the Moroccan E Tuning

11/05/09: New Book, Playing the Sansula, Now Available

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THE PENTATONIC BOX KALIMBA

11/12/09: Pentatonic Scales

11/19/09: The Pentatonic Pattern Book

11/26/09: Amazing Grace on the Pentatonic

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HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING

12/10/09: First Line - Advanced

12/17/09: Second Line - Advanced

12/24/09: Third and Fourth Lines - Advanced

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THE PRIMAL KARIMBA

01/07/10: Intro

01/14/10: A Simple Piece

01/21/10: A Simple Piece - Doubled

01/28/10: A Simple Piece - with a Kutsinhira Variation

02/04/10: A Chemutangure Riff

02/18/10: Bunga Utete on Karimba

02/25/10: Alternative Tunings

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THE GOSHEN KALIMBA

03/04/10: Introduction

03/11/10: A Major Tuning for the Goshen Mate Kalimba

03/18/10: More about the Goshen Mate Kalimba

03/25/10: Instructional Material for the Goshen Mate Kalimba

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THE AMAZING 2B KALIMBA

06/17/10: The 2B 14-Note

06/24/10: The 2B 9-Note

07/01/10: 2B Kalimbas Available by Thursday July 8, 2010

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07/08/10: Using a ZOOM Recorder

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THE THOMAS BOTHE 2B KALIMBA

07/15/10: One of the First "2B Heads"

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07/22/10: African Musican vs. Western Music

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TUNINGS OF THE SANSULA

07/29/10: Standard Sansula Tuning

08/05/10: Beautiful E Tuning

08/12/10: Heavenly A Tuning

08/19/10: G Tuning

08/26/10: Inventing Sansula Tunings

09/02/10: Morocco E

09/09/10: Borrow Tunings for the 9-Note 2B Kalimba

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CATANIA 6-NOTE PENTATONIC KALIMBA

09/16/10: The New Catania 6-Note Pentatonic Kalimba

09/23/10: A Kalimba for Children & Adults Growing Younger

09/30/10: Using Our Emotions As Our Source of Inspiration by Music Therapist Kathryn Rambo

10/07/10: Wimpy, wimpy pep-pers… NOT HOT!

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THE THOMAS BOTHE KALIMBA 2B/14L

10/14/10: The 2B/14L Bothe Kalimba is Great for Larger Hands

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THE KARIMBA

10/21/10: The Pentatonic Scale on the Left Side of the Karimba

11/04/10: The Right Hand Can Make Chords on the Karimba

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THE HUGH TRACEY STUDENT KARIMBA

11/11/10: Intro

11/18/10: African Music with Just 8 Notes

11/25/10: Mary Had a Little Lamb?

12/02/10: Wa Nchimishawa

12/09/10: A Book to Familiarize You with the Full Karimba's Core

12/16/10: An Instrument for Learning Traditional African Music

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12/23/10: A New Student Karimba from Goshen

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PLAYING WITH A DRUM MACHINE

12/30/10: Intro

01/06/11: The Drum Kit

01/13/11: Why and Why Not Play with a Drum Machine

01/27/11: Preset Patterns

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02/17/11: Kalimba Magic's New Postcard

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ALTO KALIMBA RIFFS

02/24/11: Alto Riff 1

03/03/11: Alto Riff 2

03/10/11: Alto Riff 2A

03/17/11: Alto Riff 3

04/21/11: Alto Riff 4: First Variation

04/28/11: Alto Riff 5: An Easy D - C Riff

05/05/11: Alto Riff 6: Chords and Melody Together

05/12/11: Alto Riff 4: Second Variation

05/19/11: Alto Riff 4: Third Variation

05/26/11: Alto Riff 4: Mbira Cycle, Variation 4

STUDENT KARIMBA RIFFS

06/09/11: 1: Easy Riff with Kushaura/Kutsinhira Parts

06/23/11: 2: A fast, short riff, variation 1

06/30/11: 2: A fast, short riff, variation 2

07/07/11: 2: A fast, short riff, variation 3

07/14/11: 2: A fast, short riff, variation 4

07/21/11: 2: A fast, short riff, variation 1a

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CHROMATIC KALIMBA RIFFS

08/04/11: When I'm 64 - 1

08/18/11: When I'm 64 - 2

08/25/11: When I'm 64 - 3

09/01/11: When I'm 64 - 4

09/08/11: When I'm 64 - Full Song

09/15/11: When I'm 64 - 5

09/22/11: When I'm 64 - 6

09/29/11: When I'm 64 - 7

10/13/11: When I'm 64 - 8

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10/27/11: TREBLE KALIMBA RIFF: The "Windshield Wiper Method" and Silent Night

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11/03/11: Glucosamine Pills for Thumb Joint Pain

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11/17/11: "Zambezi" on the Hugh Tracey Alto Kalimba

11/24/11: Valanga Khoza

12/01/11: Avatar Safe Return

12/08/11: Yancarlos's Hit YouTube Kalimba Song: Kalimba Beatbox

12/15/11: Another Idea for Fixing Kalimba Tine Buzzes

01/05/12: Beneluxmusic's Youtube Video: "Kalimba Jamming" to "If I Ain't Got You"

01/12/12: 9-Note Hokema in Alternative Tuning

01/19/12: Electric Kalimba Demo

01/26/12: Yekermo Sew - An Ethiopian Song

02/02/12: Gm Karimba Piece

02/09/12: Dobet Gnahore

 

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