September 4, 2021

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Mark Holdaway

Save Big on Hugh Tracey Kalimbas

I am getting a resupply shipment of Hugh Tracey Kalimbas from Africa in about 2 weeks, and to help me pay for this shipment, I am passing on big savings to you: Code HUGHTRACEY20 saves 20% on Any Hugh Tracey Kalimba Code HUGHTRACEY25 saves 25% on Any Order, Any Brands, Over $300 These coupon codes expire on Sept 19 2021. Why Hugh Tracey Kalimbas? The Hugh Tracey is the “Original Kalimba”, first made in 1954. The Hugh Tracey Kalimba is still proudly made in South Africa. The Hugh Tracey Kalimba is based on several different design elements of traditional African instruments. The Chinese Kalimbas that have flooded the market in

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Mark Holdaway

The Joys of Playing the Pentatonic Kalimba

There has been so much rush in the direction of the 17-Note Kalimbas in recent years. There are a lot of other kalimba possibilities out there, each offering their own types of experiences. While any kalimba can be tuned to a pentatonic scale (see Maurice White’s “Evil Tuning”, which is a pentatonicaly tuned 17-Note Treble), you get something altogether different when you make a specially designed pentatonic kalimba. In this video, I feel wild and extremely powerful playing the minor pentatonic scale on this kalimba. What is the pentatonic scale?   An important thing to know: primitive cultures all around the world used the various pentatonic in their music and

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