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Cedar Board Kalimba

By Mountain Melodies

$29.95
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Details

The Mountain Melodies thumb-harp is elegantly designed and crafted in the United States from polished cedar. With the included songbook and its intuitive design, you will be playing and experimenting with your own music in no time.

  • Made in the USA: Georgia
  • Materials: Cedar, metal
  • Care: Wipe with damp cloth
  • Sturdy enough for children and simple to play—great for experimentation with music
  • Following the 8 note play by number system makes it easy to learn to play
  • Each piece is handcrafted with the highest standard of quality and care
  • Played by plucking the tines (keys) with thumbs or fingers
  • "Kalimba" means "little music"
  • Marimba-like sound
  • Comes with a songbook appropriate for fun at all ages
  • Scale: High diatonic
  • Dimensions: 6" x 3" x 1"
  • Weight: 0.44 lb.

132 Reviews (4.8 out of 5 Grommets)

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10

1/2/2016 by Kara

Gift for grandson. He's having fun with it.

5

so fun!

12/31/2015 by amy

my 11yo twin daughters have not put this thumb-harp down since it was opened Christmas morning. they've mastered their favorites from the songbook and are having fun playing out any song that pops in their heads. such a lovely gift!More > < Less

5

Small but lovely

12/21/2015 by Robin

Smaller than I thought it would be - I have another that is twice the size, but beautifully made.

5

making music

12/10/2015 by Margo

My grandkids fill my home with music. Love it...

5

Beautiful

12/4/2015 by Gayle

Beautiful construction and lovely hand feel.
It will make a wonderful gift for my granddaughter.

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Mountain Melodies - Kalimba

About Mountain Melodies

Handcrafted Music

Mountain Melodies gives the gift of music to everyone—without the need to read notes. Crafted by husband and wife team Paul and Sue Bergstrom, each Mountain Melodies thumb harp is handmade in North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains out of beautifully polished cedar. Paul and Sue have a vision to provide "music made simple for all ages," and the thumb harp does just that.

The thumb harp, or "kalimba," originated in Africa, but its unique sound and easy-to-play design have made it loved worldwide. Eight numbered keys let you play the entire C scale simply by alternating your thumbs. The sound is reminiscent of an understated xylophone, giving off a clear, sweet chime that is pleasantly soft.

An included songbook guides you to playing traditional melodies by the numbers found on the kalimba. It’s simple and fun, allowing anyone to pick up this elegantly designed instrument and make music.