The Kalimba, an Instrument Close to the Xylophone
Vaguely resembling a Xylophone with its multiple metal blades and belonging to the same family of idiophones, the Kalimba is a percussion instrument that has a kind of keyboard where each key corresponds to a single musical note, like in a piano. Sometimes called Mbira or Sanza, this Instrument is composed of a solid mahogany wood support on which 17 blades have been tuned according to the very classic diatonic scale. In addition, this Kalimba style Xylophone is equipped with a set of accessories to be able to start learning serenely.
Given as a gift :
- A fabric carry bag
- A tuning hammer
- A set of stickers to place on the slides to facilitate memorization
- A cleaning cloth
- An instruction booklet
Enjoy yourself by performing great songs with this Instrument
Use the vibrations of Mbira to boost your physical and psychological health
The new scientific studies prove to be totally formal on the question, Music has an enormously positive impact on the human brain. It works on the nerve cells in such a way as to invigorate them and thus contains real therapeutic virtues. The Finger Piano , for its part, generates charming and crystalline sounds which amplifies its ability to soothe its user. With such a Musical Instrument in your hands, you will inevitably benefit from all the benefits provided by Music.
Easy to use that suits everyone
The really nice thing about the Thumb Piano is that it requires very little experience to achieve promising results. To tell the truth, this Musical Instrument presents itself as accessible, because it is quite simply impossible to achieve false notes as with, for example, a double bass. Also, the Instrument is small in size, which guarantees that you can carry it anywhere with you in a bag in order to practice it as frequently as possible during your breaks of the day. As a result, you will evolve very easily in learning music.
Opt for a Kalimba in untreated wood species for incredible quality
Some poor quality Kalimbas are sometimes made from reconstituted wood. It is, in fact, to crush shavings to group them with toxic synthetic glues for health. At Instruments du Monde, all of our wooden Sanzas are made from raw components. Musical Instruments are therefore more attractive visually, but above all, they do not include toxic products in the manufacturing process.
Discover a new facet of African culture
Did you know that all the archaeological traces of the Kalimba provide proof that this Musical Instrument was created in Africa? This small object turned out to be then used especially in the country of Zimbabwe for village festivals or to connect with missing persons. When you have a Kalimba in your hands, it is certain that you will be linked to Africa with this small Instrument full of historical narratives.
Similar to a Xylophone with its multiple steel blades, treat yourself to a Kalimba!
Technical characteristics of the Kalimba type Xylophone
- Type of instrument: Percussion – Idiophone – Lamellophone
- Number of Blades, Keys or Notes: 17
- Resonance box: No
- Materials: Solid mahogany body, high quality steel slats
- Weight: 400 grams
- Key: C major
Do you want to favor a more classic Instrument? As a result, the Kalimba in Green color which perfectly matches nature as well as the Kalimba Traditional genre will be perfect, as they offer a neutral design which is ideal for musicians who prefer a more minimalist style.