Updated: Christmas Music Resources

If you want to perform some carols on kalimba this Christmas, start here!

Over the years, I have created a lot of books, instructional materials, videos, and articles about playing Christmas music on your kalimba.

For your Christmas consideration, I have collected it all in one place for you. If you want to spend money, we have plenty of books, ebooks, and CDs for you to take advantage of. If you don’t want to spend money, we have created a lot of free resources, and they are all listed here.

You might ask why I have so many resources for playing Christmas music on the kalimba. It is because I love the simple, charming, and beautiful sound of Christmas music played on the kalimba, lilke a nostalgic music box. This is the music that made me a great kalimba player, and it is something that I can also share with you to help you on your way.

Easy Christmas Carols on the 10-Note Kalimba in C

This is a great ebook (a 59-page PDF, not a hard copy book), showing the beginning kalimba player how to play 28 different carols on the kalimba. Most of the songs are “Level 1” and “Level 2,” meaning you should be ready to play them today, or in about a week of playing. Several other songs are “Level 3” (includes three note chords) and a few are “Level 4” (more complex, counterpoint, etc). In other words, here is a collection of holiday music that you can play the very day you download it, as well as each holiday season for years!

Purchase

Download: Easy Christmas Carols on the 17-Note Kalimba in C

Are you a beginning kalimba player who wants to learn some Christmas Carols for their 17-Note kalimba in C? This is the product for you. This ebook is a 59-page PDF, not a hard copy book. There are 32 carols in this collection, but four of them are repeats at different levels of difficulty, making 28 different unique carols. Most of the songs are “Level 1” and “Level 2,” meaning you should be ready to play them today, or in about a week of playing. Several other songs are “Level 3” (includes three note chords) and a few are “Level 4” (more complex, counterpoint, etc). In other words, here is a collection of holiday music that you can play the very day you download it, as well as each holiday season for years!

Purchase

Book: Easy Christmas Carols on the 17-Note Kalimba in C

Are you a beginning kalimba player who wants to learn some Christmas Carols for their 17-Note kalimba in C? This is the product for you. This is a 59-page hard copy book with  32 carols in this collection, with the same carol collection as the download of the same name. A QR code and a special web page will bring you to the sound recordings.

Purchase

Easy Christmas Carols on the Alto Kalimba

Are you a beginning kalimba player who wants to learn some Christmas Carols for their 15-Note Hugh Tracey Alto kalimba in G? Perhaps you have owned an Alto kalimba for years, and have never really explored it? Or perhaps you’ve been playing for years, and now is the right time to really dig in and learn some songs? If you look like one of those people, this is the download for you. This is an eBook, a 59-page PDF, not a hard copy book.

Purchase

Easy Christmas Carols on the Treble Kalimba

Are you a beginning kalimba player who wants to learn some Christmas Carols for their 17-Note Hugh Tracey Treble kalimba in G, with a low note of B? Perhaps you have owned a Treble kalimba for years, and have never really explored it? Or perhaps you’ve been playing for years, and now is the right time to really dig in and learn some songs? If you look like one of those people, this is the download for you. This is an instructional download (a PDF, not a hard copy book), If you have a 17-Note Kalimba in C, there is a different download for you with mostly the same songs.

Purchase

Advanced Christmas Carols for the Alto Kalimba

This book of 20 arrangements of advanced Christmas carols for the Alto kalimba is great for the person who has been seriously playing kalimba for a year or more. These are very similar to the arrangements that I myself play at holiday performances each year. The new (2020) version of the book has a QR code and special web page for you to listen to the sound recordings of each carol in the collection.

Purchase

Advanced Christmas Carols for the Treble Kalimba

This book of 20 arrangements of advanced Christmas Carols for the Treble Kalimba is great for the person who has been seriously playing kalimba for a year or more. These arrangements are very similar to what I play on kalimba at my holiday performances each year. Purchase

Download: Advanced Christmas Carols for the Alto Kalimba

Advanced arrangements of 20 Christmas Carols for the Hugh Tracey Alto kalimba – downloadable tablature in PDF and KTabS format. MP3s included. These are the same arrangements as in the advanced books.

Purchase

Download: Advanced Christmas Carols for the Bb Treble Kalimba

Downloadable tablature in PDF and KTabS format for advanced arrangements of 20 Christmas Carols for the Hugh Tracey Bb Treble kalimba. By the way, I first worked out the carol arrangements on a Bb Treble; and the Bb Treble is the instrument I usually play these carols on now. The advanced Alto and advanced Treble arrangements are derived from these original ones – that is, this is The Source!

Purchase

Download: The Moon-10 Kalimba in Golden Moon Tuning

This massive 106 page PDF download with live links to sound recordings gives an in depth introduction to what this very flexible tuning can do. The last section of this download includes arrangements for 20 Christmas carols on this simple but charismatic kalimba.

Purchase

Articles to Help You Play Christmas Music on Kalimba

Christmas Kalimba Videos

Greensleeves and the Flexibility of Kalimba Tablature

Free Tablature – Learn “Carol of the Bells”

Songs for the 8-Note Kalimba – “Away in a Manger”

Songs for the Freygish Karimba – “Coventry Carol”

Easy Christmas Carols – “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” on Alto

Songs for the Treble Kalimba – “Silent Night”

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest

Related Posts

Search Blog

SUBSCRIBE AND GET A FREE EBOOK

Sign up for our newsletter and free resources with your email address:

We pinky promise not to spam you and to only send good stuff.

Recent posts

ASK DR. KALIMBA

Get an expert answer to your kalimba question!

MOST POPULAR

FEATURED PRODUCTS