Sansula Renaissance

$208.00

The Sansula Renaissance is a Sansula mounted on a Remo synthetic head – robust and great sounding

Only 1 left in stock

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 sansula bag is out of stock Jan 4 2021 - if you order this, we'll ship the sansula now, but the bag will come in February or March.
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Description

Do you want the biggest, deepest kalimba affect in the world, with an instrument that almost plays itself? The Sansula may be your instrument.

This is a truly delicate sounding instrument. Imagine going into a secret room that nobody but you knows about, a place where your soul can be renewed as you surround your mind and heart with mystical beauty. That’s what playing this instrument feels like!

The coolest thing about the Sansula is the way it produces the “wah wah” sound. On the Hugh Tracey kalimba, the wah is produced by covering and uncovering the sound holes to change the resonant frequency of the sound box. The Sansula is mounted on the head of a small drum which serves as the resonant cavity, and the resonance is altered when you hold it firmly against a flat surface or if you tilt it off of that surface. (Please don’t beat on the drum, as this instrument is very delicate and will break if you misuse it.) So, you get the wah-wah effect by lifting it up and putting it back down on a table, or a board or book on your lap.

The Sansula’s standard tuning is an A minor chord, with a few 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 these sound clips:

Standard Am Tuning

Heavenly A Tuning

Beautiful E Tuning

C Major Tuning

Listen to this sound comparison among Pocket, Renaissance, and Deluxe Sansulas.

We have completed three hard copy books, one for Standard Am tuning, one for Beautiful E tuning, and one for Heavenly A tuning, and we have completed a C Major Sansula download.

Learn more about the Sansulas here.

Additional information

Weight 1.7 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 9 × 3.3 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.