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Improvising on the 17-Note Kalimba

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Each morning this time of year, I take one of my kalimbas out for a walk. The beat of the walking supports the kalimba playing, keeping the rhythm steady, allowing the kalimba to soar high and free.

I cannot take you on my walks, but I can encapsulate some of the feeling of this music, and some of the support the steady steps provide. The music evolves, grows, travels, returns, and wraps up. Join me for this journey? I’ll walk you through it step by step. You can learn from me.

       – Mark Holdaway // Kalimba Magic

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