Introduction to the 17-Note Kalimba in C


This 32 page hard copy book has everything you need to get your kalimba journey started for 17-Note Kalimba in C.

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This 32 page hard copy full color booklet 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, and 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!

Several sound recordings are available online to show you how each of the exercises and songs sounds.

This booklet comes for free with the purchase of any 17-Note Kalimba in C from Kalimba Magic – that is, the Bamboo-17 and the Heart-17 kalimbas, as well as the Hugh Tracey Treble kalimba when tuned to the key of C.


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Weight 0.44 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 11 × 0.05 in


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.