The Beautiful E Sansula Download


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Each different tuning is like a different landscape to explore.  Beautiful E Sansula was my first ever great alternative tuning on the Sansula – I just seemed to be able to twiddle my thumbs and out came bright sunny music with blue skies and green fields and pretty flowers.

This 48-page, 33-song PDF is intended as in introduction to the land of the Beautiful E Sansula.  The first 10 songs are songs you already know like Amazing Grace.  These songs will help you understand how to read the tablature.  That is, keep trying until you recognize the song coming out of your thumbs and the instrument.  The next two dozen pieces are compositions, exercises, and explorations that are tailor made for the Beautiful E Sansula – much more musically expressive, and much more up beat, than the standard A minor tuning.

The coolest thing about this PDF?  Click the title of one of the songs, and your web browser will download the MP3 file and you can hear exactly how the song goes!  How convenient!

The alternative image for this product is the table of contents for the book.  Two videos for the Beautiful E tuning are found on the Videos tab.


This song is based on one of the songs in the Beautiful E Book.

This is the video that introduced the world to the idea of retuning the Sansula, and also introduces the Beautiful E Sansula tuning.

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.