Hugh Tracey 8-Note Kalimba


The HT8 is a one octave kalimba in the key of C that is ideal for beginners, children, and Hugh Tracey collectors. AMI started making this kalimba in 2006. Now available in different tunings! Free African music instructional download when you purchase this 8-Note Kalimba.

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While the 8-Note is great for beginners, it turns out there is a lot of music you can do with an 8-note kalimba – and check out the exotic tunings available.

In standard tuning, the 8-Note kalimba covers exactly one octave of the key of C – “Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do”. There is a lot of familiar music you can play in this tuning.

Listen to these sound clips:

8-Note Kalimba, Standard C

8-Note Kalimba, Sansula Tuning

Learn more about the 8-Note Kalimba.

The 12-page instructional download “Visiting Africa With Your 8-Note Kalimba” is included when you get this kalimba.

Additional information

Weight 0.9 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 8 × 1.4 in




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. See answered questions.