The Best Ever Book of 8-Note Kalimba Music


This book is written specifically for the 8 note kalimba. We use a wonderfully simple form of kalimba tablature. 44 pages with photos, downloadable MP3 files.

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Ha! I wrote this book in 2006, but updated it in 2021 – meaning for each song in the book, you can download the MP3 files to hear how the songs go.

This is a great introductory book for the 8-Note kalimba in C or the 10-Note kalimba in C. If you have a kalimba with its eight central notes tuned to: “Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Ti-Do”, then you can use this book.

50 kalimba tunes, ranging from simple nursery rhymes to classical music, some TV music, folk songs, Latin grooves, and a traditional African melody recorded by Hugh Tracey in 1952.

The extra images for this product include the table of contents, an example song from the book, and the tuning and setup that works for this book.

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Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 11 × 0.2 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.