Hluru 17/21 Key Flat Board Kalimba Whale Blue Ocean Design.
It has bending keys and curved down tips. It's easy and very comfortable to play. Comfortable concave hand guard design, suitable for different hand types to grasp the thumb piano.
High Quality Resin Material: This 17 keys thumb piano is handmade with high-quality raw material - solid beech wood, environmentally friendly resin and ore steel bars, giving you a better sense of hearing, vision and touch. A delicate and professional 17/21 key kalimba instrument that will amaze you!
Beautiful Sound: All 17/21 keys / tines sound perfect, No dead tines or buzz sound. It is suitable for a very wide range of music: pop, folk, rock, African, classical, carols. And this solid mahogany Kalimba has a bit longer resonance , which giving you a better sense of hearing and easier to learn a new song because the sound will be more continuous.
Easy to play: English manual book, songbook help you tune and play this finger piano easily, there are a few simple songs in the guide book. You can learn the basics from it. Best gift for kids, adults, beginners, professionals and bands.
NTERNATIONAL STANDARD C TUNE :Soft, clear, crisp and sweet tone to heal your blue mood and cheer you up at minutes. Small size pocket piano , portable for performance, recording, family, outdoor, school, party, and relaxation.
After-sales Service: 365 days warranty, 30 days unconditional return guarantee. If you have any questions or demanding advice on musical instruments, please feel free to contact us.
Best Gift The finger piano is so easy to learn and so enjoyable for everyone. It is the best gift for a birthday present, a Valentine's Day gift, or even as a Christmas present. Suitable to be given to kids, that special someone in your life, mom, dad, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, student, co-worker, friends, wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, musician, teacher, psychologist, doctor; you can see, this would be perfect for anyone in your life.
Packing list 1 * 17/21 key Kalimba (both with engraved numbers and notes on the tines) 1 * Instructions 1 * Cloth Bag 1 * Red and green stickers 1 * Tuning Hammer
How to tune:
1. Download or purchase a tuner.Before you play the kalimba, you must make sure it’s in tune or it won’t sound right. You can download a simple tuning app on your phone or you can purchase a digital kalimba tuner. Once you have the tuner, turn it on and place it next to your kalimba.
Popular tuning apps include VITALtuner, Cleartune, and iStrobosoft.
You can purchase a guitar tuner online or at a music store.
Digital kalimba tuners will cost around $10, click here to purchase.
2.Refer to a kalimba key chart to determine the proper notes.The tines are the long metal pieces that run from the top to the bottom of the kalimba. Most kalimbas will come with a key chart that outlines which notes correspond with which tine and some kalimbas even have the notes engraved on the tines themselves. If you don't have a key chart, look online to find one that matches your kalimba.
For example, if your kalimba has 8 tines, look for tunings for kalimbas with 8 tines.
Starter kalimbas usually come with 8 notes or 8 tines.
More advanced kalimbas come with 12 notes or 12 tines.
3. Hit the center tine and look at the note on the tuner.Find the center tine and pluck it with your fingernail while looking at the tuner. The tine should vibrate and a note should ring out.
Tines are like the keys on a piano.
On most 8-tine kalimbas, the center tine will be a C note.
The center note is usually a G or C on a 12-note kalimba.
4.Tap the tine upward with a tuning hammer if the note is flat.A kalimba tuning hammer is a small metal hammer that can be purchased online. Lightly tap the bottom end of the tine upward to raise the note. Pluck it again and see what note it is. Keep tapping and readjusting it until it is the correct note.
For example, f you’re using an 8-tine kalimba and the tuner reads C♭ or B, that means the note is flat and the tine needs to be repositioned.
You don’t have to use a lot of force when tapping the tine. Do it very lightly to make slight adjustments.
5. Tap the tine downward with a tuning hammer if the note is sharp.If the tuner reads ♯, that means the tine is sharp and needs to be lowered. Lightly tap the top of the tine to move it downward. Play the tine again by plucking it to see whether it is in tune.
For example, if you're using an 8-tine kalimba and the center tine reads C♯ or D, it means that the note is sharp and the tine must be lowered.
6. Tune the rest of the kalimba.Repeat the process on the rest of the kalimba, following the key chart to ensure that each tine is in tune. Once you’ve positioned all the tines in the proper position, your kalimba should be in tune and ready to play.
I didn’t play any instruments before, is this kalimba suitable for me?
Of course.This Kalimba is suitable for beginners, with the embossed notes on the keys, you can practice the piano fluently as me in a short time. So just follow the numbered musical notation and all the beginner can learn a song very quickly!
Does this piano have curved down tips for the thumb make it easier to use?
Yes, it has bending keys and curved down tips. It's easy and very comfortable to play. Comfortable concave hand guard design，suitable for different hand types to grasp the thumb piano.
I don't have a musical foundation, is this Kalimba suitable for me?
No problem at all. It is easy to learn, and comes with English instructions and engraved notes on the keys. Using kalimba can benefit people of any age, including children and adults.
Can you make a gift? Where can I find a tutorial on playing the thumb piano?
This thumb piano 17 key comes with an instruction manual. There are a few simple songs in the guide book. Kalimba thumb piano is a great gift for anyone, he/she can easily learn and play some kalimba songs within a few hours.
So beautiful to look at, to hold and to play on. Thank you.
This has a really great sound!
Beautiful and really good sound! I love the little size too (by comparison with my others kalimba!).
I am in love with this kalimba! Each and every tine resonates beautifully and the lower tines just make everything sound so much richer. The transition between the wood and resin is seamless and if you’re worried about the feeling of two different materials distracting you, then worry not because they feel exactly the same! When I say the transition is seamless, I mean SEAMLESS! The notation is engraved in to the tines which is a big plus for me. My only issue with this kalimba is that the engravements are so light, that you may have to hold the kalimba at a very upright angle. Thankfully, this posture doesn’t feel awkward or wrist-killing despite the weight of the kalimba and it even works to highlight the silhouettes of the whale and jellyfish. An amazing detail is that the whale is a realistically-painted figurine and not just an illusion or black silhouette. The Jellyfish is 3d as well and extremely cute to look at through the window that is the resin. The kalimba is about half an inch longer than your average one (5 ½ as opposed to 5 inches) so, I can feel myself getting tense as I try to reach the end tines but I inevitably do with relative ease and no shifting. Unfortunately, the beautiful box that the kalimba came in (as well as the box that my separate purchase of a tuner came in) is pretty badly damaged despite arriving in two layers of bubble wrap. Thankfully, the kalimba itself is perfectly fine with no scratches or out-of-tune tines. This may be in part to how it came in a nice little styrofoam case that also held the tuning hammer. The whole package comes with two song booklets (one including a kalimba tutorial), notation stickers, green and red navigation stickers (I’m not sure what they’re called), a thin cloth to clean the kalimba with, a picture that displays labeled kalimba anatomy (It’s for a resonance box kalimba despite this being a flatboard), and a large drawstring carry bag. I 100% recommend this kalimba to anyone who wants a great sound, aesthetics, and a bit of a challenge!
We are so happy with our lovely little Kalimba. It is so pretty, it sounds beautiful and we can’t wait to learn how to play it. Thank you.
Shipping was fast, and careful and we are so pleased.
Way better than expected.
It looks and sounds beautiful! I used washi tape because I’m a beginner and decorated it. I’m having a lot of fun learning with this Kalimba! Thanks so much!
Just came in and I loved it!! Definitely worth it♥️
I’m really happy how they packaged it cuz it was safely done with care. The kalimba itself sounds beautiful n resonates well.
Overall a 5/5 purchase✨
Thank you go kalimba
It’s lovely, super cute. All the tines ring well. Store is wonderful and fast.
I like the way it looks but too heavy ,sounds its just ok !
Beautiful details on this kalimba! Needed some tuning, but most tines were perfect. Thank you for this wonderful instrument!
It arrived quickly and it sounds and looks gorgeous!
Wonderful shape, looks incredible, plays well :)
Beautiful. The body has no raised ridges between the transition of wood and epoxy. Has a bit of weight compared to hollowed kalimba. Tines resonate well but is very soft (won't hear it well outside or in crowded setting). I darkened the tines so I can read it better. Best of all, there was no dead or stiff tines.
So pretty! The kalimba has a glossy finish and feels smooth in my hands! It's good quality, but it'll take some time to get used to the curved keys. The sound is soft, but crisp!
I super love this kalimba! One of the best kalimbas I have. It’s polished and glossy with a bit longer resonance. In short, BEAUTIFUL! Ocean lovers, dophin lovers, nature lovers, this one is for you! You won’t regret buying this! Highly recommended!
This kalimba is beautiful! It arrived perfectly tuned so I was able to play right away. The wood and resin is as if it was one, no edges where they meet. The sound is pleasing to the ears. Buying this was a guilty pleasure and I thought I would regret it but no, no...it makes me happy.
Simply gorgeous! I love it!
Very soft, but well resonating sound. Smaller than I thought, so its just the perfect size for me. Tines are engraved so major plus! The detail in the wood and acrylic are stunning! The little Humpback whale and jellyfish are adorable. Would highly recommend this!!
I love it, so cute.
Love this ocean blue Hluru 17 key kalimba ! The tines, wood quality and the design is great!
Feel delight by just looking at this beautiful kalimba, and the sound is sweet.
May answered email quickly, thank you!
Highly recommend the website/ products!