The Kalimba Or `Thumb Piano`

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago Entertainment

Might just be the coolest instrument you"ve probably never heard of.
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Male 3,578
thats how music boxes work
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Male 412
The kalimba is, indeed, one of the coolest and simplest instruments around. I own two, one of which is a Hugh Tracey - which is specifically tuned to Western scales.

However, I think the "coolest instrument you`ve probably never heard of" is the hang [drum], which was developed very recently (2000) by a Swiss company. Here`s an example:

http://goo.gl/71Hg

Enjoy!
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Male 7,775
Gonna get me one of those and throw it straight on the pile in the corner with the electric guitar, the acoustic guitar, the drums, the violin, the piano, the flute, the trumpet and the stylophone.
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Male 3,081
I`ve listened to this a few times now... It was good the first time around, but it has grown on me even more since.

It`s the kind of music that I love to here in Amsterdam coffee shops, that you can just chill out to.
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Male 5,874
I would imagine that the musically-oriented, proficient game-boy user could create some pretty good tunes with this thing.
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Female 32
Never seen? HA! Two words...Reading Rainbow!
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Female 2,549
I have seen these in Indonesia music concerts.
He is playing extreamly well.

Sa re ga ma are basic scale note of Indian classical music.
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Male 2,418
had one, beautiful little things, too bad about the tuning though :/

this is really well played!
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Female 6,381
That was beautiful! By the time you got that good your arms would probably have thumb muscles like cucumbers.
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Male 376
yeah, one that you can reliably tune is a catch, for sure.. and they`re pretty simple to play.
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Male 2,675
Perfect instruments for texters.

That`s actually pretty impressive. Wonder how much they cost. Wouldn`t think they could be too much.
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Male 1,048
I`ve been seeing these increasingly in all the indie music videos I`ve watched. Never knew the name so thanks IAB. Now I`m gonna get a drating Kalimba
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Male 3,445
Every thumb piano I`ve tried has had wrong notes all over the place. I think they must get damaged in shipping a lot.

This is impressive, though!
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Male 37,910

I bet he can text really fast, too.
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Male 1,252
impressive. Also probably going to buy one for the music room (corner lol)
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Female 1,589
I had one of these as a kid. Not new to me.
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Male 677
I have one of these, never managed to master it. This guy makes it look too easy, he`s very talented.
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Female 8,044
Link: The Kalimba Or `Thumb Piano` [Rate Link] - Might just be the coolest instrument you`ve probably never heard of.
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