UNOKKI Mahogany Kalimba 17-Key Thumb Piano with Instruction Book and Tuning Hammer – Portable Personal Musical Instrument for Kids and Adults, Beginners to Professionals – Color: Light Brown
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Get ready to fall in love with the beautiful, soothing sounds of the kalimba. This instrument is also sometimes known as a mbira, likembe, sanza, thumb piano, finger piano, hand piano or pocket piano. This lovely mahogany kalimba from UNOKKI features 17 keys and notes: 1(D), 2(B), 3(G), 4(E), 5(C5), 6(A), 7(F), 8(D), 9(C4), 10(E), 1(G), 12(B), 13(D), 14(F), 15(A), 16(C6), and 17(E). The tone is the same as that of a piano: International C tune.
The kalimba is an ideal personal instrument that’s portable enough to take anywhere. It’s smaller than a 13-inch computer and a little bigger than a cell phone – great for performance, recording, family time, outdoor use, parties or school music classes.
To make this instrument even easier to play, simply block off the upper 7 notes – leaving the 10 centered notes (from E to D) – and use the instructional book for the 10-key kalimba.
How to Tune?
You can use a portable tuner, tuned piano, cellphone or tuning hammer.
There are many free apps available for both Android and iOS devices. Just search for “Tuner.”
Pluck the middle tine of the kalimba.Use the tuning hammer to tune the tine, until the note in the tuner matches the default note and the pointer points to the center position.
Learn & Play
The kalimba is extremely easy to learn and to play. You simply press the keys or tines with your thumbs.
Every UNOKKI kalimba is tuned and tested before it’s shipped. The tone is the same as a piano: International C tune.
The solid wood body of UNOKKI’s 17-key kalimba creates a deeply resonant quality of sound.
Plucking the steel keys produces delightfully clear, bright tones.
The keys are curved downward, to protect your thumbs while you play.
Some users prefer additional thumb protection while playing the kalimba – we include thumb covers in every package, for that purpose.
UNOKKI Kalimba 17-Key Thumb Piano
UNOKKI kalimbas are constructed of solid mahogany wood from the okoume tree. This type of wood varies in color from medium chocolate brown to reddish brown and is often glossy in appearance.
Beautiful Sound & Curved Notes
The kalimba is suitable for many types of music: pop, folk, rock, African, classical and even holiday carols. The keys are curved in shape, for comfortable playing, and engraved with their notes, for ease of identification.
International C Tune
17 keys/notes: 1(D), 2(B), 3(G), 4(E), 5(C5), 6(A), 7(F), 8(D), 9(C4), 10(E), 1(G), 12(B), 13(D), 14(F), 15(A),16(C6), and 17(E)
Kalimba Thumb Piano
This handmade, high-quality mahogany kalimba with 17 keys has ore steel bars. It’s available in 2 colors: Chocolate Brown and Light Brown.
Solid Mahogany Wood & Tine Metal
Solid Mahogany Wood & Tine Metal
The UNOKKI kalimba is smaller than a 13-inch computer and a little bigger than a cellphone. It’s lightweight, portable and easy to take along for performances, recording sessions, family time, outdoor play, parties or school music classes.
Suitable for kids, beginners, advanced players and professional musicians.
For beginners to professionals: UNOKKI’s 17-key kalimba comes with instructions that are simple enough for novices to begin playing right away. The sound quality and workmanship make this a suitable instrument for pros as well
Portable and versatile: At 7.4” tall x 5.2” wide, the kalimba is a small, hand-held instrument that travels well. It’s sturdy enough for outdoor use. Perfect for picnics and camping
Premium materials: The instrument’s body is constructed of fine, solid mahogany wood. The 17 keys are made from first-quality ore steel
Thoughtful design: The names of the notes are engraved on the keys, for ease of mastery. The keys themselves curve downward, so they don’t hurt your thumbs while you play. For added protection, we include a pair of thumb covers, as well as other accessories