The Kalimba is such a lovely small instrument, with a soft, relaxing and peaceful sound.
This is why I feel that the kalimba is an instrument everybody should get, and learn how to play, including you! =)
These are my top 3 favorite things about this great instrument:
1. The Magical Sound
The kalimba is an instrument that can almost immediately take you into a world of dreams and fantasy, to a place of relaxation and meditation. Anything you play on the kalimba will sound soft and sweet. And the long ringing sustain of each note is what makes it sound so dreamy and beautiful. In fact, many people describe the kalimba as the most relaxing, peaceful and sweet sounding instrument in the world.
2. The Ease of Use
This is an instrument that is incredibly easy to learn how to play, for anyone, even people who never picked up an instrument before. This is because playing notes and producing a good sound is easy, you simply pluck the metal tines with your fingers. And since the kalimba is already tuned in a specific key, you can literally not play a bad note on it. It also holds the tuning much better than a string instrument.
3. The Portability
Have you ever heard the expression, the best camera in the world is the one you have with you? This is why smartphone cameras have become the number one camera, because you have it with you all the time. It’s the same with music instruments, if it’s small, light and compact, it’s so much easier to bring with you anywhere you go. You can put it in a bag or backpack and take it with you on vacations, on your walks in nature, or anywhere really.
The Sound in Action
Let’s listen to the kalimba in action, so you can hear its sweet, soft and relaxing sound.