365 Days to Kalimba Mastery on 17-Note/C, Volume 1


Volume I of ebook with lessons to help you gain harmonic and rhythmic mastery over the 17-Note Kalimba in C. Formatted in bite sized lessons for your phone screen. This pdf ebook has live links to sound files for each lesson.

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This ebook is very deep, with 182 lessons and 362 pages. But it is also be very narrow – literally formatted to fit on your phone.  But if you are viewing the eBook on a computer? We also have a “wide” version, with left and right facing pages both on the same screen. This is handy, because the tablature is generally on the left page, and staff notation and explanatory text will be on the right.

Recommended Use

When you purchase this product, download the “narrow” version to your phone, and save it to your FILES. When you open the PDF, you can click on the sound icon, and your web browser will pull up the recording for you. (If you don’t save to files, but keep viewing the eBook in your web browser, you will loose your place in the book whenever you go and listen to sound files.)  Download the “wide” version to your computer, save, and view with your PDF viewer.

Why You Need This Book

The kalimba is a totally amazing instrument, capable of much magic and much music. But almost all of the instructional material available for the kalimba focuses only on the melody.

The true brilliance of the kalimba derives from the combination of melody, harmony and rhythm working together.

I have been playing kalimba since 1986. My playing has come to a place where my thumbs almost naturally, without thought, go to the right place and do amazing things.

But I am also a big brain person (I have a PhD in Physics). So I can look at what my thumbs do, notate it, understand it, summarize it into a rule of thumb, and deliver it to you.

And that is what this book is about: serving you bite sized bits of kalimba wisdom and beauty, that fit on your phone screen, to help you play kalimba like I do.

Table of Contents:

Section 1: Quick Start 17
Section 2: Understanding Rhythms 65
Section 3: Intervals, Chords, Harmony 101
Section 4: Scales 117
Section 5: Back to Harmony 137
Section 6: Applying Harmony 193
Section 7: Spider Exercises 217
Section 8: Time Signatures 239
Section 9: Patterns 291
Section 10: Hints and Tricks 335



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.