13 April 2016
TIP: Exploring Exotic Pentatonic Tunings - p11
Is this the end, or the beginning?
This series of tips is a bit different from what I have done in the past. I suppose there are many ways to think about the notes on a kalimba. I am usually very focused on the details of exactly which notes to play and when to play them. The series of tips that is just ending represents a higher level view, yet is still technical in nature. While this way of looking at music will not instruct you to play any one song, it could transform your entire understanding of music and strengthen every song you play from now on.
I hope that you experience some of this transformation in your kalimba playing and all your music playing.
Did you gain some understanding of how to approach a new kalimba and how to understand its notes?
Do you have a kalimba in one of these exotic tunings that you would like more instructional information on?
Do these explanations of root notes and 5ths make sense to you? Would you like to see more in this vein?
Or do you have other ideas of what would be useful for you to see in the kalimba tips?