Why are some of the tines on the kalimba painted? There are many reasons
The painted tines help you find your way… and to read Kalimba Tablature
When you look at the way the kalimba tablature mirrors the tines on your kalimba, you can see that the painted tines help you take the notes from the tablature and put them on to the kalimba. But there are actually several other reasons why the kalimba tines are painted… and they all have to do with making it easier to find your way on the kalimba.