Cam levers to hold down each different tuning set.
Diane in Chicago said:Cam levers to hold down each different tuning set.
Diane, go to http://ktabs.theirhouse.org/ktabsMain.php and download a copy of a program called KTabs. There's a free version that won't let you save or print; I bought the full-featured one. This is a nifty little program that allows you to learn tablature for the kalimba. There's dozens of "standard" tunings available, or you can cook up your own. If it doesn't have the pentatonic key you're looking for, you can roll your own.
This is a cool little learning program -- you can play at a slower tempo while you're learning. You should hear me play "Mbube" (a South African song known in this country an "Wimoweh" or "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), with me on the melody and Ktabls playing a three-part harmony! The story behind the song is a sad one, full of cheatin' record deals and duplicity. Here's the original Solomon Linda's version -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrrQT4WkbNE
Miriam Makeba has a nice version as well -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fEHguhykD8&feature=related
Mark Holdaway has TONS of free instruction available on his Kalimba Magic page -- http://www.kalimbamagic.com/ -- that runs under KTabs.
P.S. Lions DON'T sleep in the jungle, and not at night anyway.
BR>Have you ever worked with wood, and does the type make any difference? Or is a hardwood a hardwood - in this case?