17 Key Kalimba
The kalimba is an African musical instrument consisting of a wooden board (often collated with a resonator) with attached staggered metal tines, played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs. Just need to use two thumbs play to make a sound.
Kalimbas are extremely easy to play. You can just pick it up and start playing without having any musical background. The kalimba makes a nice pure sound due to its simple construction. The small design ensure that the kalimba can go anywhere.
Handcrafted with KOA Wood: All kalimbas are handmade from high-quality materials, which assure long lifetime and astonishing sound. The kalimba can be played directly. In addition, a music book and course book are included.
International C Tune
Every Thumb Piano is tuned and tested before shipped. The tone is the same as a piano. International C tune
The finger piano is so easy to learn and so enjoyable for everyone.
1 * Kalimba
1 * Instructions
1 * Cloth Bag
1 * Red and green stickers
1 * Tuning Hammer
How to tune:
1. Tuning tool
Portable tuner, tuned piano or cellphone（iOS users can download Tuner Lite or insTuner, Android user can download gstrings）, or a tuning hammer. There are many free apps for both types of devices. Just search for “Tuner”.
2. Tuning steps:
(1) Pluck the middle tine of the Kalimba.
(2) Use the tuning hammer to tune the tine, until the note in the tuner matches the default note and the pointer directing to the center position.
1. 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. Just follow the numbered musical notation and all the beginner can learn a song very quickly!
2. Does this kalimba Instrument 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.
3. 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. You can learn the basics from it or search the Internet for some advanced courses. Kalimba thumb piano is a great gift for anyone, he/she can easily learn and play some kalimba songs within a few hours.
4. 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. I have no music experience. It is easy to learn.