The kalimba is an ancient instrument from Africa, simply made from a wooden box and a few tines of flattened metal, but its music is filled with a spirit of beauty and complexity. MORE INFO
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The handpan drums such as the Hang and the Halo are very magical instruments, in large part because of the really cool tunings they come in. However, they have certain drawbacks - the multi-thousand dollar price tag, the waiting lists, and their inability to change tunings come to mind.
The Hang-9 is a brand new kalimba offered only by Kalimba Magic that encapsulates the tunings and note layouts of the handpan drums in an inexpensive kalimba that can be retuned to any of the tunings. The Hang-9 was given this name because it has 9 notes which are based on the tunings of the Hang drum and other handpan drums. Continue on to hear what the Hang-9 sounds like.
This is my favorite song from the 11 Advanced Traditional Karimba Songs Download. I think you'll love playing this song as much as I do, and I put together a more accessible version than the original.
"Mahororo" could mean "victory", or it could mean "baboons talking", depending on who you believe (from Ivodne Galatea's notes in the instructional download).
I recently learned this song, and I shifted the notes down a 5th. I include a video I made of Mahororo "freestyle", and I am giving away tablature for this song on the Alto and Karimba. The tablature has a lot of variations that I don't touch in the freestyle video.
Aboriginal peoples all across the globe have used pentatonic scales in their music. One of Hugh Tracey's fundamental findings was that about 40% of all the kalimbas he documented in his expeditions across Africa were tuned to pentatonic scales.
Find out what makes the pentatonic scales so essential!
The first contest of the Kalimba and Sansula Instrument Lovers Facebook Page is in progress, having started taking entries on Jan. 20 and will continue taking entries until Jan. 24. Contest details and rules follow.
I am loving this 8 note kalimba. It's like having all the handpan drums. I can tune it to all these interesting scales and then just riff away with it.
Hello Kalimba Magic. I am very happy with my purchase of the Hugh Tracey box pentatonic kalimba, the quality of the instrument is evident, and customer service has been great. If anyone asks I will recommend Kalimba Magic. Thanks! Kelly, 2015
Thank you so much Mark! All your newsletters are very generous and enjoyable! And filled with so many informations to get our spirits uplifted! You have seemingly found a beautiful and genuine way to be happy! Thank you for sharing it in such a devoted way! May your life flourish, your thumbs dance and your ears never get bored of music! Sacha Dayananda, 2015
I was watching Ben and Eddie the other night. Ben picked up the kalimba and started playing. Eddie (two years old) was fascinated. Once we explained that he had to be careful, and how to touch it he played with it for quite a while. We held it, so it didn't get thrown, and he experimented. A sweet sweet moment. Thank you.I think of you, and hope you are well.
Thank you for the wonderful Kalimba Magic newsletter. I absolutely LOVE the SaReGaMa Freygish tuning of the karmiba and my task for today will be to re-tune my karimba. It is beautiful. So is the air tuning for that matter...decisions, decisions, decisions...
While I had anticipated having to choose one of the instruments you shipped me and sending the other back, it seems that I cannot put either of them down. I am enjoying them both thoroughly and even a colleague of mine has taken a liking to them as well. Perhaps he'll buy one, too, in the near future. Thank you so much for all your support and help in getting these to me. Kind regards! Peter, 2015
I've been so delighted with the celeste alto, because the form factor is a great pleasure to play, its light and easy to carry, and it fits very comfortably to play. I like the thickness of the board. It goes with me everywhere. Compact and lightweight, and I LOVE the sound. Jan, 2015
Thanks again for everything you do! You and these instruments have been such a blessing!
I have derived so much peace and joy from playing kalimba...
How the kalimba came into my life, how I got to be a good kalimba player, and how Kalimba Magic was born...
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