Start with a 10 Blade Kalimba
If you plan to start the Kalimba gently , it can sometimes be complex to play with a classic Instrument of 17 or 21 keys. This is why a smaller number of reeds is ideal for those who have no previous experience with the Thumb Piano or for children aged around 7 to 13 years. Indeed, at this age, it can be counterproductive to offer a more complicated Musical Instrument. Keep it simple and start your Kalimba adventure with this 10-blade model .
Hear what you could achieve with a 10 Key Thumb Piano
A Thumb Piano made from ecological and sustainable materials
Are you sensitive to the ecological cause? Same for us! This is why, wherever possible, all of our Thumb Pianos are produced using wood from sustainably managed forests. Also, this wood is not treated with toxic compounds and any varnishes used are of natural origin. A win-win deal in which owning an ethical Musical Instrument does not expose you to harmful compounds.
Join the closed club of Kalimba instrumentalists who use it for healing purposes
Music therapy consists of the use of Music and Instruments with a view to healing. This serious method happens to be managed by an official federation and undertaken by qualified experts. Commonly intervening, for example, in homes for the elderly, music therapists use the Kalimba which happens to be eminently appropriate for this practice. By acquiring this Instrument, you will also have the ability to take advantage of its great soothing capacity.
The Mbira, an easy-to-discover instrument
The great thing about the Mbira is that it requires very little practice to get good results. Indeed, this Musical Instrument is presented as very easy to access. Because it is simply impossible to make false notes as with, among other things, a stringed instrument. In addition, the Kalimba is presented as a reduced size which allows you to take it anywhere with you in a bag in order to play it as regularly as possible during your breaks during the day. So you will evolve very easily in learning melodies.
Take a musical stroll in the heart of the African continent
The Kalimba is a small percussion musical instrument whose first signs of its existence date back more than 3000 years at the West African seaside. He was named Mbira or Sanza and played a notable role in a multitude of African tribes in the Zambezi valley. By using its pleasant, atypical and unique sounds, you will certainly escape in the exploration of African musical culture.
Opt for a simple, small and easy-to-use Kalimba by acquiring this 10-key model.
Technical characteristics of the 10 Blade Kalimba
- Type of instrument: Percussion – Idiophone – Lamellophone
- Number of Blades, Keys or Notes: 10
- Resonance box: Yes
- Materials: Solid mahogany body, high quality steel slats
- Dimensions: 16 x 11 x 5 centimeters
- Key: C major
If only 10 keys for your Thumb PIano seems totally insufficient, then take a look at our Chromatic Sanza which has all the tones and semitones for even more musical possibilities. If you are more of a solid wood instrument lover, check out the Mahogany Kalimba , an ideal wood species for making Mbiras.