For Well-Known Songs and Improvising - with Amplifier Connection
The Kalimba B11 "Melody" is carefully handcrafted from solid American cherry tree. The surfaces are treated with vegetable oils and waxes and polished. The eleven sound reeds are precisely tuned in the G major scale, allowing a variety of familiar songs to be played. Equally, however, the "Melody" is also suitable for improvisation and intuitive playing.
The "Electric" version makes it possible to make the sound accessible to a larger audience by connecting an amplifier. The connection socket fits 6.3 mm jack plugs - we recommend using a cable with an angled plug (not included).
In the arrangement of the sound reeds, long and shorter reeds were mounted alternately for reasons of playing technique and sound. The six shorter reeds were bent so that their ends are higher than those of the long reeds, so that the thumbs can easily reach them. Starting with the low notes, the five long tongues are plucked first, alternating from the center outward with both thumbs - the right thumb starts on tongue #6 - then the six short tongues, also from the center outward.
The eleven tongues are numbered from left to right. The even numbers 2,4,6,8,10 are the long, lower tones, the odd numbers are the shorter, bent tongues. In monophonic melodies, the left thumb operates tongues 1- 6 and the right thumb 6 -11.
Pitch and Tuning
The kalimbas are available in 440 Hz and 432 Hz pitch. Since the 432 Hz kalimbas are only ordered on demand, please calculate a delivery time of 1 - 2 weeks.
- Tuning: G Major Diatonic
- 11 tones: g , a , e , d , c , g , d , g , fis, b, a
- Massive wood block of American cherry tree
|Shipping weight:||0,35 kg|
|Dimensions:||140 x 105 x 35 mm|
|Note on Delivery:||* Applies to deliveries to Germany. For delivery times for other countries and information on calculating the delivery date, see here.|