DYI Kalimba Finish it Yourself Thumb Piano, a wonderful art/music project for children

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           The DYI Kalimba

* Finish it Yourself Thumb Piano

* A wonderful art/music project for children and adults alike.

* Kalimba Mbira Thumb Piano 10 polished steel keys perfect for beginners and experienced alike.
* Made from Light Weight Bass Wood ready to paint. *(paint markers NOT included)

* The 10 Polished Steel thumb keys are imprinted with notes and easily tuned.

* Aluminum Bridge
* Diatonic scale in the key of C
* Includes Instructions/Songs Booklet

* Optional padded Display Stand.

* Kalimba measures: 5" X 7 1/4" X 1 3/8"

*** Paint Markers not included ***


Optional Display Stand

* An attractive, safe, and durable holder for your new Kalimba
* Made from durable laminated MDF birch hardwood
* The stand is padded on all sides
** Save 25% on a kalimba Stand when purchased along with a Kalimba


The Story of the Thumb Piano

The kalimba thumb piano originated in Africa.
It is also known as the mbira or likembe.
The metal keys are mounted on a wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber.
Longer keys have lower pitches and shorter keys have higher pitches.
The keys can be adjusted by tapping them in or out to adjust their pitch.
Many different tunings are acceptable, according to personal preference.
Similar tuning is only an issue when two instruments are played together;
then they should generally agree in tuning.

inRhythm

Grants Pass, OR

Meet the Maker

Dance to the Beat of a Different Drum

I became interested in the art of Drum making in 1996 and began making drums and various percussion instruments after a trip to Belize. While there I studied drumming and drum making under Emmeth Young located in Gales Point/Manatee. Emmeth is the village's Griot (a term used to depict the Keeper of Traditions through dance and music) and Master Drum Maker/performer. After a month of study in Gales Point/Manatee I helped arrange a trip to the Ozarks for Emmeth, where I was living at the time. There we spent three months making drums and drumming/performing in the region. I learned that the drum is composed of three spirits united. One the tree, two the animal (hide) and three the drum maker. Through the blending of the three spirits each drum has a unique song when played. I learned traditional drum making through Emmeth and through the years I developed my own drum making art style and skill. This initial experience has served to influence my art work as I expand through other artistic expression. The products I offer are hand crafted and infused with devotion to a peaceful, loving existence. Having gathered experience and inspiration from a somewhat bohemian lifestyle, I make my home now amidst the gentle nature of southwestern Oregon. It is my hope to share some inspiration with you through my expressions in art form.

inRhythm,
David

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How it’s Made

The kalimba is constructed of ready to paint basswood and comes assembled with 10 note stamped polished stainless steel keys.

Shop Policies

    Return Policy

You can return the product within 14 days of purchase if you are not satisfied with it. Items can be exchanged, or refunded to the original payment method All returned products must be unused, undamaged and in the original packaging or packaging of like kind. If the returned items do not satisfy these requirements, your return will not be accepted. Keep in mind that if you choose to return the items via post you will need to cover the shipping costs.

To return a purchased item, follow the steps below: 

 1. Send us an email with your order number and product description and state which items you would like to return.

2. Ensure the items you’re returning have not been used, and are in original condition.

3. Pack the products into their original packaging or provide for like-kind package. 

We commit to processing your return within 3 days of receiving the returned package.

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