Hugh Tracey Chromatic Alto
Are you a musical genious? Or do you just know music theory? This kalimba can do just about anything. And if you get scared by the extra row of chromatic tines on back, just stick to the front side, which is easy.
The Hugh Tracey Box-mounted chromatic kalimba is an Alto Kalimba on the front (15 notes, or two octaves in the key of G), and two octaves of the chromatic notes (11 notes) on the back side. You play the front side with your thumbs and the chromatic notes on back with your fingers. In principle, it is possible to play this instrument in any key, though the easiest use of this instrument is to play in the key of G (ie, mainly front notes) with a few accidentals. This is NOT recommended for beginning musicians. However, serious musicians who are new to kalimba are good candidates for this instrument. AND you can always ignore the back side notes and just play the front side notes as an ALTO KALIMBA.
Listen to this sound clip:
Each of these kalimbas come with the built in pickup.
The standard instrument now comes in G so it is like the Alto on the front, but for $10 more we can set it up to be in C on the front.
Playing "The Entertainer" on the Hugh Tracey Box Chromatic Kalimba.
Aaron Chavez on the Chromatic Kalimba.