Classical Alto Available as a Download

This collection of 20 well-known classical tunes transcribed for Alto Kalimba has been available as a book for 12 years. Now it is available as a PDF download.

The original book did not come with any sound recordings via CD or download. This PDF download has live links to web resident sound files. Click on them, and your web browser will play the song for you to hear how it goes. Once you learn to play the song, you can even play along,

Our classical alto ebook includes:

  1. New World Symphony (Version 1)
  2. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (Version 1)
  3. New World Symphony (Version 2)
  4. Brahm’s Lullaby (Version 1)
  5. Brahm’s Lullaby (Version 2)
  6. Gymnopedia
  7. Minuet in G
  8. March
  9. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (Version 2)
  10. Bridal Chorus
  11. Theme from Masterpiece Theatre
  12. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  13. Wachet Auf (Sleeper Awake)
  14. Jupiter Hymn
  15. Promenade
  16. Jupiter Celebration
  17. Hallelujah Difficulty: 8 Thumbs
  18. Water Music
  19. Pachelbel’s Canon
  20. William Tell Overture

Here is me playing Pachelbel’s Canon:


Here is page 40 from the ebook, the first page teaching Pachelbel’s Canon:

 This song itself shows the typical progression for songs in this book. The easiest songs in this collection are single note melodies. Then come simple harmonies. And then comes melodies fully integrated with harmony or counterpoint. The kalimba is a cool instrument, because you can recreate so much more of a song than just the melody. It can synthesize much of the body of the song.

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