Kalimba. 31 Easy-to-Play African Songs: SongBook for Beginners (Paperback)

Kalimba. 31 Easy-to-Play African Songs: SongBook for Beginners By Helen Winter Cover Image
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The kalimba or mbira is a traditional and typical African instrument. It consists of metal keys attached by a wooden support structure. Normally, the African mbira has 4-20 keys, but there also exist mbiras with 45 keys. One of the ethnic groups of people of Zimbabwe, the Rosvi, are called "Mbira people".

Any folk song presupposes dance, but in Africa, dance is impossible to separate from a song. Music and dance accompany African birth, growing up, initiation, marriage, the birth of children, death, as well as most social activity, such as hunting, planting and gathering.
Music is often associated in Africa with magic. As the African proverb says: "the spirit cannot ascend to heaven without a song".

This educational book will help you begin to play music simply and easily. If you are a beginner, playing by notes can be difficult. It is easier to play the finger piano by following numbers. Learn how to play music in a quick and easy way, without knowledge of reading sheet music. Our sheet music is universal and suitable for any 8-, 10- or 17- note kalimbas and mbiras.
Follow the numbers and begin to play

Some melodies might have been changed and simplified to be played in the diatonic range. If your thumb piano has flat keys, it is recommended that you use classic sheet music for the piano. Also, we added a QR code to all songs. You can follow the link and listen to the rhythm before beginning to play.

List of 31 African songs for kalimba:
  1. Achta ta ta ta ta. Song from Morocco
  2. Askari Eee. Song from Tanzania
  3. Atadwe. Song from Ghana
  4. Banaha. Song from Congo
  5. Banuwa. Song from Liberia
  6. Bebe Moke. Song from Congo
  7. Before Dinner. Song from Congo
  8. Che Che Koolay. Song from Ghana
  9. Coco Laye-Laye. Song from Congo
  10. Do Do Ki Do. Song from Cameroon
  11. Eh Soom Boo Kawaya. Song from Nigeria
  12. Funga Alafia. Song from Ghana
  13. Kanzenzenze. Song from Congo
  14. Kotiko. Song from Congo
  15. L'abe Igi Orombo. Song from Nigeria
  16. Manamolela. Song from South Africa
  17. Mayo Nafwa. Song from Zambia
  18. Obwisana. Song from Ghana
  19. Plouf Tizen Tizen. Song from Algeria
  20. Sansa Kroma. Song from Ghana
  21. S linguenia. Song from Kenya
  22. Shosholoza. Song from South Africa
  23. Sindi. Song from Burkina Faso
  24. Siyahamba. Song from South Africa
  25. Siyanibingelela. Song from South Africa
  26. Stick Passing Song. Song from Uganda
  27. Umele. Song from South Africa
  28. Wa Wa Wa. Song from Congo
  29. Welcome Song. Song from Uganda
  30. Zimbole. Song from South Africa
  31. Zomina. Song from Togo
Product Details
ISBN: 9798706357269
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: February 8th, 2021
Pages: 42
Language: English