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Numbered Sheet Music for Kalimba. Traditional Rhythmic African Songs: for Absolute Beginners

  • Product Code: ISBN-13: 979-8363848353
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This book was written to help the absolute beginner, whether child or adult learn to play in a simple and easy way that requires no knowledge of reading music. If you are a beginner, playing by note can be difficult.
It is easier to follow number-coded circles with note numbers.

The modern kalimba usually has engraved letters and numbers representing the notes.
The dots above the numbers indicate the next octave.
Most of the songs in this songbook use 8 notes and are possible to play on a 10 or 17 key kalimba.

In Africa, singing always involves dancing, so the emphasis is placed more strongly on rhythms than on melody or harmony.
Due to their clear rhythmic patterns, African songs are an ideal material for any kind of musician.

Its main task is not to be reproduced, but to get everyone involved, since music, by definition, is the expression of emotional states with the help of sounds of a certain frequency and rhythm.

An indication of the country of origin of the song is an approximation because many traditional cultures cross current national borders. The language in which the song is sung is more important, and it can be used in various countries. Most songs have been simplified for beginners.

Since African music assumes improvisation and variation, we recommend using this sheet music only as a guide.
The most important thing is to listen and repeat the recordings linked to the QR code.


Do Do Ki Do
Plouf Tizen Tizen
Sansa Kroma
A Ram Sam Sam
Bebe Moke
Kumbaya, My Lord
Bele Mama
Stick Passing Song
Che Che Koolay
Funga Alafia

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