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Kalimba, Coconut Shell, 7 Keys

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The kalimba, or thumb piano, is one of those instruments you just can't wait to get your hands on. Beginners and seasoned musicians alike appreciate its unique and authentic old world look and beautiful sound range.

Born of African musical descent, the kalimba thumb piano has been around for thousands of years and is now beginning to make its mark on modern music. Inspired by the look and sound of the handmade kalimbas of old, ours features a natural coconut shell with a wooden faceplate and whimsical, hand-carved gecko art that pays homage to the kalimba's tribal heritage. To get the sound just right, you can easily fine tune the pitch and tone of the seven individual keys simply by turning the two screws on top of the instrument. Longer keys have a lower pitch, while shorter keys have a higher pitch.

Playing the kalimba is easy and fun for all ages and skill levels, and it makes a great addition to your instrument collection. Just hold the kalimba in your hands, playing the keys with both thumbs at once or just the one thumb to create soothing, enchanting melodies. You can also experiment with more complex arrangements and see where that takes you musically.

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  1. Coconut sheel Kalimba

    Posted by Shannon McDonald on 14th Jul 2014

    I have always liked music from other countries-the variety of sounds. I was looking on when I was taken to this site. It arrived very quickly, much to my surprise. NOW, I just have to see if there is some sort of instruction book or music book so I can do more than make a joyful noise...

  2. very prompt service

    Posted by Potomac, MD USA on 11th Jul 2014

    My son wanted an unusual instrument and this Kalimba satisfied his need. Inexpensive and nice sound delivered promptly. A bit difficult to tune well. Thanks very much.

  3. Thumb Harp

    Posted by Emma Baar on 10th Jul 2014

    A quick delivery was very much appreciated. This was great service! Thanks.

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