Make A Thumb Piano Or Kalimba
Make a thumb piano or kalimba is article about For Fun bookmarked by alberto with ID 12276857477 was uploaded on 02-03-2019 and has been viewed 46,698 times.
A few weeks ago I picked up a book from the library all about folk instruments from around the world.That's what gave me the idea to make this little thumb piano.There are all different types and styles of these instruments, but they are all native to Africa.
Here's a Zimbabwean mbira dza vadzimu.(Wikipedia)I would absolutely love to hear what it sounds like.Better yet, hear someone who can play it well.In absence of that, here is my simpler version made out of red cedar, dowels, and coping saw blades.
It is tunable and actually produces a pretty good sound.It's really easy to make.You could make it in any shape or size imaginable.Here's the video:...