The glissando permits you to play a chord of three or four notes Shop for Kalimbas, enjoy 13% off with coupon code CAT13 Not all kalimbas are laid out in the same way, but a lot of kalimba makers follow the lead of Hugh Tracey in laying out the notes to require an alternating left-right pattern to go up or down the scale. If you have an alternating note layout, two or three adjacent notes on one side of the kalimba will sound great together. This is a chord – at least three adjacent notes. Easy! But how should one play three or more notes simultaneously on a kalimba?