13 April 2016

TIP: Exploring Exotic Pentatonic Tunings - p11

Written by Mark Holdaway, Posted in Tips

Is this the end, or the beginning?

TIP: Exploring Exotic Pentatonic Tunings - p11

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?

Contact us and let us know what works for you in the tips

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.