The African-tuned Karimba has becoming a favorite to me. It is an ancestor of the mbira, and may represent our clearest view of what the first African kalimbas looked like. The double rows of tines are especially cool.
This download ebook is a look from a western musical perspective on the traditional African-tuned Karimba. We explore the unique note layout, and how that note layout leads you to different melodies and rhythms. We especially explore the harmony of the karimba, what chords it can play, and how the karimba arpeggiates those chords into rich textures and multi-line melodies.
Our unique karimba tablature makes learning to play the karimba a breeze!
44 pages, B/W photos, live links to the sound recordings for each song or exercise.
Sound File for the “Cool Pattern” from the example page (see the extra images).