17 Keys Handcrafted Kalimba Instrument African Finger Thumb Piano
The handmade Kalimba Thumb Piano is a musical instrument consisting of a wooden board 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 graceful sound. The thumb piano originates in Africa. It is also known as the mbira, kalimba or likembe.
The Thumb Piano features with triple sound holes and 17pcs metal tines, warm tone and excellent sound quality. It's designed with international standard C tune, the corresponding tune of the tines from left to right are 1(D), 2(B), 3(G), 4(E), 5(C5), 6(A), 7(F), 8(D), 9(C4), 10(E), 11(G), 12(B), 13(D), 14(F), 15(A), 16(C6), 17(E).
Portable Design: Small size and come with a portable cloth bag for easy carrying. An excellent choice for relax, decompression, travel etc.
Easy to Play: You just need use two thumbs play to make a great sound.
Immediately Playable: Music book comes with in-tune kalimba. There are engraved notation in tines, making it perfect finger piano for beginners and children.
Comfortable Feel: Bending design keys are more suitable and comfortable for your fingers. You could play the Kalimba more smoothly.
Clear and Melodious Sound: Made of advanced metal tines and mahogany box. Notes is sustained longer steadily. The sound will be more beautiful.
How to Use
To play, rest the thumb piano on the fingers of both hands and hold it between your palms. Cover the vibrato holes with your fingers. Then pluck the keys with your thumbs. As you play you can un-cover and cover the vibrato holes as you like. Many different tunings are acceptable, according to personal preference. Specific tuning of a thumb piano is only an issue when two instruments are played together; then they should generally agree in tuning. Otherwise, the tuning is subjective and should only be pleasing to the player.
The longer keys have lower pitches and shorter keys have higher pitches. The keys can be adjusted by tapping them in or out to adjust their length, and therefore their pitch.
Specifications: Material: [body: Mahogany] + [keys: Carbon Steel] Feature: Thumb Piano Number of keys: 17 Keys Style: African folk style thumb piano Color: Wood, Blue, Brown Dimension: 185 x 135 x 35mm Weight: 400g