14 April 2017

Meet our Karimbas - your comparison shopping Go-To page

Written by Mark Holdaway, Posted in News and Announcements

Sound recordings for eight different types of karimbas in a wide variety of tunings

This is a companion article to the post "Introduction to Karimba" where I explain the history and kinds of karimbas in the world. This information will help you learn more about the karimbas that Kalimba Magic offers.  In this post, I provide sound files for many of our karimba models so you can hear them side-by-side.  I also provide links to the product pages in the Kalimba Magic Shop.  If you are in the market for a karimba this is the go-to place for comparing the different models by sound and also through the detailed information given about them in the Shop pages, where you will find descriptions along with discussion and video of some of the instruments being played.

 

Kalimba Magic is proud to offer a wide variety of karimbas to the world:

 

Hugh Tracey African-Tuned 17-Note Karimba

Hugh Tracey African-Tuned 17-Note Karimba

The 17-Note African Karimba can be tuned to A African, A Western (major), A minor, G Western (major), or G minor.

  African A tuning

  A Western tuning

  A minor tuning

  A minor, no buzzers

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Purchase + PU

Hugh Tracey Box Karimba - 17 Notes in A

Hugh Tracey Box Karimba - 17 Notes in A

The 17-Note Box Karimba can be tuned to A African, A Western (major), A minor, G Western (major), or G minor.

Purchase

Purchase + PU

Goshen 17-Note Karimbas in African and Other Tunings

Goshen 17-Note Karimbas in African and Other Tunings

The 17-Note Goshen Karimba can be tuned to A African, A Western (major), A minor, G Western (major), or G minor, as well as the SaReGaMa alternative tunings.

  A Western (African) tuning

  Air Tuning

  Lotus Tuning

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Alto-based 15-Note Karimba in F

Alto-based 15-Note Karimba in F

The 15-Note Karimba can be tuned to F or F#.

  F-15 Karimba

  F sharp -15 Karimba

Purchase

Purchase + PU

Roots Production Karimba F-15 (a.k.a. Kazula, Nyunga Nyunga)

Roots Production Karimba F-15 (a.k.a. Kazula, Nyunga Nyunga)

The Roots Production Kazula is a 15-Note Karimba or Nyunga Nyunga, and can be tuned to F or F#.

  F-15 Tuning

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Goshen Box Student Kalimba

Goshen Box Student Kalimba

The 8-Note Goshen Box Student Karimba can be tuned to C, A, or G.

  C tuning

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Goshen Student Karimba

Goshen Student Karimba

The 9-Note Goshen Student Karimba can be tuned to C, A, or G.

  G tuning

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The "ZenZula Mini-9" can be tuned as a 9-Note Student Karimba

The 9-Note Zensula Mini-9 can be tuned as a student karimba in Bb or C, as well as to other unrelated tunings.

  Bb Student Karimba

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About the Author

Mark Holdaway

Mark Holdaway

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.

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