Hardbopjazz

How to tune a kalimba to different keys.

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Anyone here have a kalimba? Is it possible to tune it to different keys?

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Can you adjust the length of the key?

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The keys are Helden with a little screwed. I'm assuming you would just slide it up or down to change the key. The keys are Helden with a little screwed. I use my regular Piano to make sure that I am tuning it probably.

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That is correct. You can also file the tines if you want to get into at that level, A kalimba is more like a Rhodes than you might think!

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Congrats on your new instrument, Tom! :) Maybe you can record something later? I'd love to hear you play it. I have been looking into the autoharp for some time, but they are rather expensive and I won't be able to play that many jazz chords. Still, I might pursue it any way if I'll get the chance.

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The keys are Helden with a little screwed. I'm assuming you would just slide it up or down to change the key. The keys are Helden with a little screwed. I use my regular Piano to make sure that I am tuning it probably.

change the length to change the pitch. :tup

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On 6/20/2015 at 11:20 AM, Hardbopjazz said:

The keys are Helden with a little screwed.

The keys are held in with a little screw?  

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21 hours ago, mjzee said:

The keys are held in with a little screw?  

The keys are held in with a little screw. Typo. 

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27 minutes ago, Hardbopjazz said:

The keys are held in with a little screw. Typo. 

Good.  I didn’t know what a Helden was!

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