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The Kalimba Or `Thumb Piano`

Might just be the coolest instrument you`ve probably never heard of.

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The Kalimba Or `Thumb Piano`. Might just be the coolest instrument you`ve probably never heard of.
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dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3171 Posts
Friday, November 9, 2012 6:53:20 AM
thats how music boxes work

simbha
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 412 Posts
Friday, November 9, 2012 5:41:54 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 [drum], which was developed very recently (2000) by a Swiss company. Here`s an example:

http://goo.gl/71Hg

Enjoy!

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 6724 Posts
Friday, November 9, 2012 4:49:28 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.

Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2930 Posts
Friday, November 9, 2012 4:03:53 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.

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 5721 Posts
Friday, November 9, 2012 3:13:55 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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