Best Ever Book of 8-Note Kalimba Music

Catalog: BK8NOTE

Price: $12.00


Mark Holdaway wrote this book in 2006, but updated it in 2021 – meaning for each song in the book, you can download the MP3 files to hear how the songs go.

This is a great introductory book for the 8-Note kalimba in C or the 10-Note kalimba in C. If you have a kalimba with its eight central notes tuned to: “Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Ti-Do”, then you can use this book.

50 kalimba tunes, ranging from simple nursery rhymes to classical music, some TV music, folk songs, Latin grooves, and a traditional African melody recorded by Hugh Tracey in 1952.

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Table of Contents:
  • Which Kalimbas Can Use This Book?
  • Setting Up Your Kalimba
  • Important Things to Know About Your Kalimba
  • Reading Kalimba Tablature
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb
  • The Major Scale
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • On Top of Spaghetti
  • Finding Your Way Around the Kalimba
  • An Easy Duet
  • London Bridge is Falling Down
  • A Tisket, A Tasket
  • Where is Thumbkin?
  • When the Saints Go Marching In
  • The Alphabet Song
  • A Rasta Song
  • Over the River and Through the Woods
  • Left-Hand Exercise
  • Four Easy Exercises in 3/4 Time
  • Kum Ba Ya
  • Michael Row Your Boat Ashore
  • Little Liza Jane
  • Do Re Mi
  • Happy Birthday
  • Jingle Bells
  • An English Song
  • She'll be Comin Round the Mountain
  • Three Blind Mice
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Billy Boy
  • The Hokey Pokey
  • The Banana Boat Song
  • A Mexican Duet
  • A Mexican Solo
  • Bach's Minuet
  • Brahms' Lullaby
  • Kalimba Chords
  • Two Pattern Exercises
  • Amazing Grace
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Theme to Masterpiece Theatre
  • Look for patterns in music
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, with harmony
  • Tingalayo
  • Tingalayo, with harmony
  • Going Home by Dvorak
  • Doubling Song
  • A Latin I-IV-V-IV Progression
  • Pretty Happy Together
  • El Manisero
  • African Riff
Publisher: Hugh Tracey
Catalog Number: BK8NOTE