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 and CD included.

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When I learned how to play kalimba 30 years ago, there were no books. Now there is a series of exciting new books that show you all the nifty tricks you can use with the kalimba, and THIS book shows you how to play the 8-note kalimba, which is perfect for the beginning kalimba player. If you have an 8-note kalimba 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, a demonstration of how to use the tablature, and tablature for two of the easier songs.

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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.