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The benefits of playing the thumb piano

Is it useful to learn scales by playing the Kalimba? Yes, it does!

Scales are the foundation of any musical instrument. The more solid the foundation, the faster and easier it will be to learn.

What are scales?

A scale is a way of arranging sounds.

For example: Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Xi, Do (1234567) is a scale called the C major scale.

Do you find it difficult to read piano scales? It feels like you'll never learn to play the Kalimba for the rest of your life!

Hey, don't worry my friend, the Kalimba scales are much easier than the piano scales!

Let's take a look at Figure 1 (17-key kalimba and thumb piano scale in the key of C)


After looking at the scale chart, do you still not feel the usefulness of the scale chart?

That's okay, it's because you

You're not using it with your kalimba (music)


Now you have a feeling of enlightenment!

Yes, learning to fingerpick and sing on the Kalimba is as simple as that!

To sum up: you know the meaning of each key of the kalimba (scale diagram) + a short score (123456 kind of diagram) = you can fingerpick and sing easily

To put it more plainly: you have a 17-note kalimba, then you look at the scale diagram and practise it a few times, and then you play the numbers directly from the chart (the numbers on the chart correspond to the numbers on the scale diagram) and you can play the kalimba easily.Is it useful to learn scales by playing the Kalimba? Yes, it does!

Scales are the foundation of any musical instrument. The more solid the foundation, the faster and easier it will be to learn.

What are scales?

A scale is a way of arranging sounds.

For example: Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Xi, Do (1234567) is a scale called the C major scale.

Do you find it difficult to read piano scales? It feels like you'll never learn to play the Kalimba for the rest of your life!

Hey, don't worry my friend, the Kalimba scales are much easier than the piano scales!

Let's take a look at Figure 1 (17-key kalimba and thumb piano scale in the key of C)


After looking at the scale chart, do you still not feel the usefulness of the scale chart?

That's okay, it's because you

You're not using it with your kalimba (music)


Now you have a feeling of enlightenment!

Yes, learning to fingerpick and sing on the Kalimba is as simple as that!

To sum up: you know the meaning of each key of the kalimba (scale diagram) + a short score (123456 kind of diagram) = you can fingerpick and sing easily

To put it more plainly: you have a 17-note kalimba, then you look at the scale diagram and practise it a few times, and then you play the numbers directly from the chart (the numbers on the chart correspond to the numbers on the scale diagram) and you can play the kalimba easily.
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