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Date: 11/08/12 03:51 PM

18 Responses to The Kalimba Or `Thumb Piano`

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    November 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    Link: The Kalimba Or `Thumb Piano` - Might just be the coolest instrument you`ve probably never heard of.
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    marcus2 Male 13-17
    677 posts
    November 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    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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    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    November 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm
    I had one of these as a kid. Not new to me.
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm
    impressive. Also probably going to buy one for the music room (corner lol)
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I bet he can text really fast, too.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    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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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
    1048 posts
    November 8, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    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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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    November 8, 2012 at 7:52 pm
    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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    blargendarg Male 30-39
    376 posts
    November 8, 2012 at 8:24 pm
    yeah, one that you can reliably tune is a catch, for sure.. and they`re pretty simple to play.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    November 8, 2012 at 8:25 pm
    That was beautiful! By the time you got that good your arms would probably have thumb muscles like cucumbers.
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm
    had one, beautiful little things, too bad about the tuning though :/

    this is really well played!
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    November 8, 2012 at 10:11 pm
    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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    kathismee Female 30-39
    32 posts
    November 8, 2012 at 11:17 pm
    Never seen? HA! Two words...Reading Rainbow!
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    November 9, 2012 at 3:13 am
    I would imagine that the musically-oriented, proficient game-boy user could create some pretty good tunes with this thing.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    November 9, 2012 at 4:03 am
    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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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7749 posts
    November 9, 2012 at 4:49 am
    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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    simbha Male 30-39
    412 posts
    November 9, 2012 at 5:41 am
    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 , which was developed very recently (2000) by a Swiss company. Here`s an example:

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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3347 posts
    November 9, 2012 at 6:53 am
    thats how music boxes work

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