Hokema Hokema Pocket Sansula This is the kalimba part of the magical Sansula, without its frame drum part. This is a solid kalimb.. Product #: HOKEMA POCKET SANSULA Regular price: $69.00 $69.00

Hokema Pocket Sansula

Brand: Hokema
Product Code: HOKEMA POCKET SANSULA

Price: $69.00

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Sansula Tuning:

If you don't select, we'll ship "Standard A minor".  You can learn more about the alternative tunings on the sansula tuning page.

The same magical scale - derived from an A minor Japanese Ake Bono scale - adorns both this kalimba and the beautiful Sansula. The solid wood body invites exploration and experimentation with using other bodies as resonant chambers for the "Pocket Sansula".

The Sansula's standard tuning is an A minor chord, with two other notes thrown in. This tuning is a double-edge sword - you will not be able to play any songs you might think of playing on it, but on the other hand, EVERYTHING you play will have a unique mystical and haunting beauty, whether you know anything about music or not.

Listen to this sound comparison among Pocket, Renaissance, and Deluxe Sansulas. The Pocket Sansula has a delightfully charming sound, but it is much quieter than the other Sansulas with resonant frame drums.  It is a very nice personal instrument, and a good introduction to the wonders of the Sansula if you cannot afford one of the instruments with frames and resonant membranes.

We have completed three hard copy books, one for Standard Am tuning, one for Beautiful E tuning, and one for Heavenly A tuning, and have a good start on the Bluesy E tuning download.

Learn more about the Sansulas here.