This instrument brings alive baroque melodies and harmonies, romantic music box waltzes, fiery Middle-Eastern music, and hot Latino cumbia – nostalgic, sensual, mysterious and sweet. For the serious kalimba explorer.
The Freygish-tuned Karimba is one of SaReGaMa’s troicha of tunings – right next to the Air and Lotus tuned Karimbas. The Freygish scale is a middle eastern tuning, but if you know about music, a simpler description of the tuning is: two octaves of the C harmonic minor scale, plus a low B and a high D bracketing those two octaves.
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This tuning is the most regular (ie, most predictable, most understandable, and in some ways most playable) of SaReGaMa’s three tunings. It brings alive baroque melodies and harmonies, romantic music box waltzes, fiery Middle-Eastern music, hot Latino grooves, and nostalgic sensual and sweet music.
There is also an instructional download for the Freygish-tuned karimba, with 62 pages of tablature and links to MP3 and KTabS files to let you hear exactly what each tune is supposed to sound like. Look for it in the Related Products tab.