Kalimba 2


Practicing more on the kalimba today. I’m trying to play double notes.  This is an improvisation. You start a rhythm and then make up variations on the spot as you go. I played this in the den and recorded it using a Blue Snowflake USB mic connected to my new MacBook Air. I used Audacity to record, edit, and save as an MP3 file.


Classical Kalimba

This is my first try at playing a melody on the kalimba. It’s the Bach Cantata 147, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.”

I’m playing this with my thumbs. It’s hard to play with consistant volume on each note and even more difficult to play with feeling.

I also used the Tempo app on the iPad to increase the tempo.