Student Karimba for Kids Booklet


This book is geared toward 8- through 12- year olds, for the 8- or 9- note student karimba, a simple traditional African kalimba.

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This 16-page, 20-song tablature-based booklet includes a URL from which you can download MP3s of each song in both the G-tuned and C-tuned versions. That is, it works just the same for the C tuning or the G tuning. Similarly, the tablature is written for a 9-note kalimba, but all of the songs also work for the 8-Note versions of the student karimba.

This booklet will be included for free when you purchase any student karimba from Kalimba Magic. However, feel free to order this booklet if you already have a student karimba. ? ? You can also use this book as an introduction to the lower row of tines on the full 17-note African Tuned Karimba or the 15-note Mbira Nyunga Nyunga.??? Those lower notes are known as the “kalimba core” and the “original mbira”, as Andrew Tracey calls this instrument.? All other kalimbas in southern Africa are built around these notes.

You can learn more about this book by looking at the extra images.

Additional information

Weight 0.2 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 11 × 0.1 in


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<em>This is one of the songs in this booklet – but with some improvisation and digital delay added. But it illustrates the student karimba in a high light.</em>

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.