Details: The origin of Kalimba Kalimba, also known as thumb piano, is an African musical instrument, a plucked type of body sounding instrument, which is quite common in sub-Saharan Africa. Kalimba, Mbira, Kaffir piano, etc. are individual body sounding instruments, specifically a kind of percussion instrument. It is also called the thumb piano mainly because the thin slices on the piano body (mainly made of wood, bamboo, and metal in modern development) are moved with the thumb. Kalimba’s materials and production Kalimba is made by fixing metal sheets of different lengths to wooden boards. Adjusting the metal pieces of different lengths can tune the tone of the instrument. The sounding body of the thumb piano is composed of elastic metal strips of different lengths on the top, and wood or gourd melon is used as the resonance box on the bottom. In the past, the raw materials for these metal bars were only metals melted in ore, but now they are made of higher quality steel. Thumb pianos come in many different shapes and the number of steel bars is also different. Kalimba usage scenarios Kalimba is a body-sounding instrument in the types of musical instruments-stringed instruments, wind-sounding instruments, skin-sounding instruments, and body-singing instruments. The main use of Kalimba is to accompany singing, and the thumb piano is usually played in social events. The Benefits of Using Kalimba Listening to the wonderful performance is a pleasure. It can reduce your stress and take you into another beautiful world.
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