Intro to the 10-Note Kalimba in C (Hard Copy)


This 32 page full color hard copy book, with QR code or URL to sound files, has everything you need to get your kalimba journey started for 10-Note Kalimba in C.

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This 32 page full color hard copy book has everything you need to get your kalimba journey started. How to read tablature, how to tune, special playing techniques, important kalimba playing strategies, how to play simple melodies, and how to add simple and more complex harmonies to the melodies.

This book works not only for the 10-Note Kalimba in C. If you are having a hard time playing the 17-Note Kalimba in C, you could get this download and practice on the core 10 notes on your bigger instrument. When you reach a level of confidence and mastery on those inner 10 notes, you can then get the “Introduction to the 17-Note Kalimba”.

A special 10-Note resources page with sound recordings shows you how each of the exercises and songs sounds. The resources page can be accessed by typing the URL into your web browser, or by snapping the QR code with your phone.


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Weight 0.2 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 11 × 0.05 in


This is the song “Mwana Aboyi Mama”. Repeat and vary.

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.