25 September 2017
The Kalimba Magic App
The easiest way to see, hear, and appreciate the largest selection of kalimbas and kalimba tunings in the world, this free Android app is available in the Play Store
The Kalimba Magic Shop has a lot of kalimbas and a lot of books. It can be a bit overwhelming to navigate and pick a kalimba.
Now, the Kalimba Magic App offers a simple way to browse through most of our kalimbas on your Android phone or tablet. (Apologies to Apple users... in the coming year, an app for Apple devices as well as Android is planned, for learning to play kalimba.) The key aspect of this app is that it provides a very straightforward interface for seeing and hearing what each kalimba and each kalimba tuning sounds like.
- This free app doesn't require any additional subscriptions or registrations.
- The app provides access to high-quality stereo downloads, 60-90 seconds long, of each kalimba/tuning.
- In-app purchase of kalimbas, kalimba books, and kalimba downloads.
- Each kalimba listing exhibits the books and downloads that will work with that instrument.
- Featuring kalimbas by Hugh Tracey (South Africa), Hokema (Germany), Goshen (West Virginia), Roots Production (France), and Marek Bolf (Slovakia).
- Featuring dozens of alternate kalimba tunings, each with different mood/emotional and cultural possibilities.
- The History page has a thoughtful, illustrated history of the kalimba.
- The Resources page has links to 22 important web resources for kalimba players.
- The "My Kalimbas" section lets you save favorite kalimbas and return to them.
- The Book view lets you browse through all the kalimba books and downloads.