01 April 2016

TIP: A Karimba Improvisational Strategy Part 10

Written by Mark Holdaway, Posted in Tips

Another left thumb suggestion, same right thumb pattern

TIP: A Karimba Improvisational Strategy Part 10
Another left thumb suggestion

Our objective with these lessons is to give you the tools, understanding, and confidence to improvise with your left thumb while the right thumb "holds down the fort". Here is another suggestion for the type of thing your left thumb could do. The first three measures are almost the same for the left thumb - measure 1 goes up the scale fragment, measure 2 goes down the scale fragment, and measure 3 goes back up. Measure 4 on the left is different, emphasizing B as the first and last note of the little phrase. Again, B is a good note to play here as the right hand is playing a partial E chord.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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