Tuning: Tuning: G-major ( G - A - E - D - C - G - D - G - F# - B - A )
Dimensions: 140 x 105 x 35 mm Weight: 246 g
Kalimbas are metal-tined instruments which originated in southern Africa and which can be found there in countless variations. Our Kalimba B11 ‘Melody‘ is made of solid American black cherry wood and meticulously handcrafted. The surfaces are treated and polished with natural oils and waxes. The 11 tines are precisely tuned to the scale of G-Major, so that a large number of well-known songs can be played. The ‘Melody‘ is also ideal for improvisation and intuitive playing.
We have positioned the long and short tines alternately to ensure ease of playing and in accordance with acoustic criteria. The six shorter tines have been bent so that their ends are raised above the level of the longer ones so that they can easily be reached by the thumbs. When playing from the low to the high tones, the five long tines are plucked alternately by the thumbs beginning in the middle and moving outwards - the right thumb begins on Tine No. 6 - then the six shorter tines follow, also played from the middle outwards, whereby the left thumb begins on Tine No. 5.
Can I change the notes of my Hokema Kalimba or Sansula?
Yes you can! Check out these videos to learn about changing the tunes of your Kalimba or Sansula so you can play in a different scale. The tuning post is sold separately.
What are the padded bags like?
Here is a video of the Sansula Bag. Bags are highly recommended if you plan to travel with your Hokema Kalimba or Sansula.
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