32 Songs eBook for the 8-Note (or 10-Note) Kalimba


For the 8-Note Kalimba or the 10-Note Kalimba… usually tuned in C… with just one note tuned down a half step (B to B flat) – and you can play: African, Classical, Folk, Peace, Patriotic, Christmas, African American Spirituals, Reggae and more! Tablature and sound recordings in the PDF ebook.

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This 75 page pdf ebook is easy to use – live links to the sound files show you exactly how the song is supposed to go, and tablature shows you which tines to play. The 32 songs come from: African, Classical, Folk, Peace, Patriotic, Christmas, African American Spirituals, Reggae, ETC!

To make the F tuning: take an 8-Note kalimba in standard C major tuning, and tune the B tine down a half a step to B natural, the simplest retuning that you could imagine for a kalimba – and doing so opens up a world of new song possibilities to this very simple kalimba. You can also purchase an 8-Note kalimba in F tuning.

This big download of songs for the F-tuned 8-Note kalimba will keep you busy for months or, more likely, years! To see what songs are included, see the alternative images – one of them is the Table of Contents.


It takes about 10 seconds to retune from C to F, by tuning B natural to B flat. This will open new vistas to your kalimba playing.

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.