Blank Tablature and Tunings for Popular Kalimbas (Hardcopy)


This ebook contains about 15 pages of detailed information about reading and writing and understanding kalimba tablature, along with blank tablature for six different popular kalimbas, four of them in two different painting setups. Print out the blank tablature and write your own kalimba songs!

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Confession time: I have two of these blank tabs books running at the same time with various projects. I take them with me whenever I have to wait for something… I will sit there and write my own kalimba music on the fly, and then turn the music into songs for books or downloads later.

Everything you wanted to know about kalimba tablature, why certain kalimba tines are painted, and kalimba chord charts. And on top of that instruction about tablature, we also provide dozens of pages of blank tablature so you can write your own music, for 6 different kalimbas in two different tine-painting schemes. Plus, we offer you suggestions for alternative kalimba tunings that can transform your kalimba universe!

The Hugh Tracey kalimba tine painting scheme is fundamentally incompatible with the Chinese tine painting system… but that is OK, because we provide blank tablature for the 8-Note, the 10-Note, the 17-Note, and the 21-Note kalimbas in both the Hugh Tracey and the Chinese tine painting systems. We also provide blank tablature for the Hugh Tracey Alto kalimba and the Hugh Tracey Treble kalimba. Blank chord charts for each of these 10 kalimba setups are also provided. And if you run out of the blank tablature pages in this book? Go to the support web page for this book, and download the PDF files for your favorite kalimbas!

When you purchase this hard copy version of the Blank Tabs Book… we also send you the download link so you can always print out a few pages of blank tabs, even if you fill up the book!

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Weight 0.6 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 9 × 0.25 in
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.