66 Songs Download for the C-Alto Kalimba


ZIP file download with tablature for 66 Songs for the C-Alto Kalimba: PDF and KTabS formats. A few MP3s are included at this time. African, Classical, Folk, Peace, Patriotic, Christmas, African American Spirituals, Reggae, ETC!

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Tablature for 66 Songs for the Hugh Tracey C-Alto Kalimba: PDF and KTabS formats. MP3s for only about seven of the songs are included. African, Classical, Folk, Peace, Patriotic, Christmas, African American Spirituals, Reggae, ETC! See the extra images with this product to read the entire song list!

This monster download of songs for the C-Alto kalimba will keep you busy for months or, more likely, years! Instead of one release for each type of music, we just threw it all together into one big download. Also, I wrote or arranged six other songs specifically for the C-Alto, and threw in a chart of the common triads (chords) on the C-Alto.

Remember, the C-Alto is the exact same instrument as the Hugh Tracey Alto Kalimba, but tuned to C. The range is still the same as the standard Alto, two octaves from G3 to G5. In other words, G, or the 5th of C, is in the bass.

The main difference between the C-Alto and the regular old Alto Kalimba is that the two F# tines are tuned down to F natural. IF you have a regular old Alto, you can change it into a C-Alto by tuning the F# notes down to F natural by yourself, in a matter of minutes. If you are under 12 years, or if you are a senior lacking hand strength, you might not be able to do that retuning.

Some people get the Hugh Tracey Alto-based Chromatic kalimba in the C tuning. While this C-Alto download doesn’t help them learn the back side (ie, the chromatic side) of their instruments, it will provide instruction for the front side (diatonic).

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.