Hugh Tracey 8-Note Kalimba + PU


The Hugh Tracey 8-Note Kalimba with electronic pickup is a great instrument to learn on. There is quite a bit of instructional material for the 8-Note Kalimba, and this one comes with a 12-page PDF download on playing African music on this kalimba. Available in multiple exotic tunings, or in vanilla C.

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And what is cuter than a happy kid playing a little kalimba through a big amp?

In the standard tuning, the 8-Note kalimba is tuned to one octave of the key of C – “Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do”. There is a lot of familar music available to this tuning.

We have no sound recording of the 8-Note + PU, please listen to this acoustic sound clip without pickup:

8-Note Kalimba, Standard C

8-Note Kalimba, Sansula Tuning

Learn more about the 8-Note Kalimba.

We include for free the 12-page instructional download “Visting African With Your 8-Note 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.