18 July 2017
Get Your Kalimba Playing Ready for the Holidays
Christmas Music on Kalimba is so beautiful, and we have books to help you play music like this
The kalimba is a wonderful instrument for Christmas carols, with a peaceful and angelic sound. I have spent many joyous hours learning, practicing, and performing Christmas carols on the kalimba. More importantly, I have spent many diligent hours notating these songs for the Hugh Tracey Alto and Treble kalimbas so that you can also learn to play these carols.
Every year about this time, I get my Advanced Alto and Treble Christmas books out and brush up on my carols. And each year, I add one or two tunes to my repertoire. If you want to play Christmas carols this holiday season, now is the time to get an Alto or Treble kalimba, and/or a book (or pull out your old ones), and get practicing!
This post catalogs all of Kalimba Magic's instructional resources for holiday music, including free tablature, along with the kalimbas that work best for Christmas carols.
A delightful story that captivates audiences of all ages!
The Toymaker had been so busy all Christmas season that he hadn't had time to finish his own son's gift, and on Christmas Eve, he was running out of time. With the help of an angel, a broken music box is repaired, and it magically plays the favorite Christmas carol of whoever winds it up.
But what happens when neighbor Rabbi Goldstein, who doesn't even like Christmas music, winds up the music box? So begins a shaggy dog story that will warm your heart and bring you back to one of the core messages of Christmas.
About the Author
Mark Holdaway has been playing kalimba for over 30 years. He invented his kalimba tablature in 2004, and has been writing books and instructional materials for kalimba ever since. His business, Kalimba Magic, is based on the simple proposition that the kalimba is a real musical instrument capable of greatness. Mark's kalimba books are a down payment on this proposition.