Hugh Tracey Chromatic Celeste Alto


This is a two octave board-mounted chromatic kalimba with the chromatic notes on the back. The front side is just like the Alto kalimba in G.

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This is an option for playing chromatic with medium or smaller hands.

The board is 3/4 inch thick and this is the kalimba that Sharon plays in the YouTube video. This one is definitely better for small hands – meaning many women and also many men (ie, not just children).

Each of these kalimbas come with the built in pickup.

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Chromatic Celeste Alto

The chromatic kalimba comes in G on the front, with the notes out of the scale on the back. If you want it tuned to C on the front, that takes work and will cost an additional $10. Request the C retuning in the COMMENTS when checking out.

Learn more about the Chromatic Kalimba.

An Instructional Download for the Chromatic Kalimba

NOW: when you buy a Chromatic Kalimba, we gift you with the “Alto Chromatic Kalimba Crash Course”, a 96 page PDF eBook with tablature and instruction on the Alto Chromatic.

Additional information

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 8 × 2.0 in

Chromatic Video


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.