How Does a Kalimba Work & How Loud are They? (in decibels)

How Does a Kalimba Work & How Loud are They? (in decibels)

The modern Mbira is more commonly known as a Kalimba. An instrument that is ancient in origin, its heritage entrenched in African history and important in local culture. A Kalimba can sound divine but how does it work and produce sound? A Kalimba works by plucking steel keys of differing lengths and pitch with the…

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[EASY] How to Tune a Kalimba Properly (Tools, Tips & Scales)

[EASY] How to Tune a Kalimba Properly (Tools, Tips & Scales)

Keeping your Kalimba in tune is the single most important thing you can do to continue enjoying to play your instrument and to maintain motivation to practice and improve your technique. There are two ways to look at Kalimba Tuning. To ‘Tune a Kalimba’ is adjusting each tine individually to a specific pitch so the…

Kalimba Tines Information (How Many, Material, Spacing)

Kalimba Tines Information (How Many, Material, Spacing)

If you ever had a question about Kalimba tines, the chances are I have asked it too. Arguably the most important part of a thumb piano, Kalimba tines are far more important than the level of information available in the public domain. To address that, I have researched the most frequently asked questions about kalimba…

[Guide] Which Kalimba? – Buying Tips you Need to Know – Money Saving

This Kalimba Buying Guide is going to help you save money with some tips you need to know before you make your final buying choice. Before you order your first Kalimba instrument consider these money-saving tips essential to prevent you from spending more than you need and from having to replace a bad kalimba that…

STOP: Why is My Kalimba Buzzing? (How to Fix a Buzzing Kalimba)

You’ve begun to improve your Kalimba playing and things are beginning to sound sweet, but all of a sudden a buzzing sound has introduced itself. The Buzz is distracting at best, and ruining your Kalimba playing at worst. So what is causing the Buzz on your Kalimba and how can it be fixed? Kalimba buzzing…