Introduction to the 17-Note Kalimba in C 5-Painted System


This 32 page PDF ebook has everything you need to get your kalimba journey started for 17-Note Kalimba in C. In the 5-painted tine system.

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This 32 page PDF full color ebook has everything you need to get your kalimba journey started. How to read tablature, how to tune, how to maintain your kalimba’s clear sound. Special playing techniques, important kalimba playing strategies, how to play simple melodies. How to add simple and more complex harmonies to the melodies… alternative tunings and other resources available for kalimba players at all levels. It is all here!

This version of the book has tablature set up with the 5-painted tine system, congruent with the April Yang videos. (See additional images.)

Live links in the PDF drive your web browser to online sound recordings to show you how each of the exercises and songs sounds.




Introduction to Kalimba Tablature with a Heart-17 Kalimba.

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.