If you’ve ever wanted to Play a Musical Instrument but...
Didn’t have the Time, Patience and/or Money to spend on:
- YEARS of Expensive Music Lessons...
- Learning How to Read Music...
- Hours and Hours of tedious practice
- Disturbing the family with loud sounding wrong notes
… then Keep Reading.
I am going to tell you how...
You Can Create Beautiful, Original Songs with Chords.
And you can do it Within 10 minutes of playing this magical
African Musical Instrument for the very First Time!
Sounds like a dream, doesn't it?
YOU Making Beautiful Music Immediately!
Well, because of what Dr. Hugh Tracey has developed...
It is now a Dream come True!
Hugh Tracey is the inventor of the "Kalimba"
The term "Kalimba" has become part of our vernacular through
common use... but "Kalimba(TM)" is actually a registered
trademark name (Patent Nos. 22,565, 60/3777, 900,796, 68/7040).
Wikipedia - Kalimba... African Musical Instrument that originated from South Africa.
While Hugh Tracey was working with the Shona tribe of Zimbabwe, South Africa,
Hugh Tracey became fascinated with an instrument commonly known as the...
Mbira or "thumb piano." It is an instrument found nowhere else in the world.
Hugh Tracey created an adaptation of the mbira which he called - Kalimba.
Due to the unique configuration of the Hugh Tracey Kalimba...
Every adjacent 2, 3 or 4 note combination makes a melodic sounding chord.
No other instrument on the planet has this unique configuration.
You Can Sound Good The First Time You Pick Up the Instrument!
Now Anyone Can be Making Beautiful Music
...In only 10 minutes!
The Hugh Tracey Kalimba is shaped like a small wooden box
with a circular hole in the middle (resonant box models).
It has thin metal strips or tongues which are the notes (called tines),
that are of varying lengths. The tines are plucked downward with
your thumbs using your thumbnails.
The longer the length of the tine...
The lower the pitch of the note.
The longest tine, and therefore the lowest note is always in the middle.
Unlike other keyboard instruments with the lowest note on the far left,
the Hugh Tracey Kalimba notes are tuned in an alternating left-right manner
starting from center.
The benefit of this alternate left-right note arrangement on the Hugh Tracey
Kalimba is that every 2 adjacent notes are melodically harmonized so...
You Can Start Sounding Good - Right Away!
Due to the unique configuration on a Hugh Tracey Kalimba...
Any 2 adjacent notes make a melodic sounding chord that harmonizes.
What this means in English, is that...
Any 2 adjacent-note combination you pluck will sound good.
As a matter of fact, if you swipe your thumb across any adjacent 2, 3, 4
or more note combination, you create pleasing, pretty sounding chords
that are harmonized.
No other instrument has this unique configuration!
If you try playing 2 adjacent notes on a piano, guitar, or any other instrument...
You get harsh sounding, discordant notes.
It just doesn't sound good. That's one of the major reasons that people don't stick
with learning to play a musical instrument. It sounds like noise, not music.
You Can Sound Good When You're Just Starting.
The Hugh Tracey Kalimba doesn't have those discordant chord patterns
on adjacent notes so it...
Always Makes Chords That are Harmonized and Blend Together.
Adjacent note chords blend well and sound sweet so...
You Start Sounding Good Right from the Start.
Now anyone, even YOU or your young children can...
Play a Musical Instrument and Make Beautiful Music...
- Even if you Can't Read Music
- Even if you Don't Want to learn to read music.
- Even if you are tone deaf and can't sing a lick
- Even if you have 2 left thumbs and no rhythm
- Even if you have no previous musical experience...
Beginners Can Start Making Beautiful Sounding Tones
To create a piece of music or a song, all you need to do is...
Start plucking any 2 adjacent notes with your thumbs,
anywhere on the face of the Kalimba. That's it... Easy!
There is only 1 exception - the bottom note.
But just pluck the bottom note by itself, and it..
Harmonizes with all the other 2-note chords!
That's All You Need To Know To Start Making Sweet Music!
1) Pluck any 2-adjacent notes
2) Pluck the bottom note by itself
3) End your song on the bottom or top right note.
So simple, even...
A 6 year old child can pick it up and start playing.
Give the Gift of Music to a child. Watch their face light up.
All You have to do to start Making Music in 10 minutes is...
Move your thumbs around the instrument, plucking any
adjacent 2 note combinations.
Vary your rhythm. These 2 note combinations create melodic
chords that harmonize and create mellow, soothing, pretty
sounding music to anyone's ears.
You will be amazed at how good you sound!
Finish off your composition by plucking the root note
(either the top right or the Bottom Note, or both if you like).
In less than 10 minutes you have just created your first song!
And You Start Sounding Good Right Away - Hooray for YOU!
Hugh Tracey created the Kalimba so that it's melodies and harmonies,
would be more suited for Western traditions of music outside of Africa,
by using a 7-tone diatonic scale.
The major diatonic (seven-note) scale, in key of C:
C D E F G A B C.
Expressed in Italian syllables, that is:
do re mi fa sol la ti do.
By using a diatonic scale, his brilliant design of the Kalimba makes
playing simple tunes easy and satisfying and is the secret weapon
that allows you to... Start playing beautiful music Immediately.
Anyone can learn to play the Hugh Tracey Kalimba:
- No musical training is required.
- You Don't Have To Read Music.
- You Don't have to spend Years taking expensive music lessons.
- You don't have to practice long hours everyday
doing boring doe, ray, me... scales.
- Your household members won't have to listen to loud, noisy
practice sessions full of sour, discordant notes.
- You can play while other family members are watching TV
or sleeping without disturbing them (just stroke the keys softly).
- You can carry one in your pocketbook or backpack.
(A Hugh Tracey Kalimba is lightweight and portable.
It's one of the easiest musical instruments to carry around).
The Hugh Tracey Kalimba Makes a Perfect Gift
The Kalimba tones are soothing and...
Helps People Relax and Reduce their Stress.
The natural beauty of the kiaat wood gives the instrument an
exotic elegance - beauty that is rich, handsome with natural lustre.
Attract Someone Special!
You'll look Cool, Confident and Sexy, holding this fine hand-crafted,
African Musical Instrument and making beautiful, sweet-sounding music.
Harmonies and vibrato can be added simultaneously giving your music
a vibrant quality.
Adds a "Soulful element" to Your Music or Band!
By waving your fingers in and out of the vibrato holes on the botton,
You can add A unique "wa-wa" Sound that no other instrument can duplicate.
The Hugh Tracey Kalimba has a unique, signature sound.
- A signature, syncopated Kalimba "Wa-Wa" sound!
You can accompany any instrument...
piano, guitar, horns, bass - even singing...
You can tune your Kalimba to any signature key!
You can play any style music on this Kalimba including:
Jazz, Classical, Blues, Pop, Hip hop, Rock and Roll...
Quite frankly, there is nothing else in the entire world that will
give you the instant status as playing your Original Hugh Tracey
Kalimba Music on stage.
The Hugh Tracey Kalimba will give you a Unique Original Sound.
"Fall in Love" all over again with beautiful music.
The Hugh Tracey Kalimba has a "sweet" tone and is made from
the finest of a rare, indigenous African hardwood...
- An exotic, resonant African hardwood called... Kiaat
After experimenting with several woods, Hugh Tracey finally found
one wood that surpassed all others for tone...
The wood best-suited for Kalimba instruments is Kiaat.
* Kiaat wood gives the Hugh Tracey Kalimba a deep, rich,
handsome organic beauty.
* Kiaat wood gives the Hugh Tracey Kalimba a soothing, pleasant tonality
and gives the instrument a full and natural, resonant acoutic sound.
Other brand Kalimbas are made from rosewood or gourds.
(These will not give you the same tone or resonance).
The Hugh Tracey Kalimba is the only Kalimba made from kiaat wood.
The Kiaat wood gives the Hugh Tracey Kalimba a Clarity and Uniformity of Tone
- Unmatched by any other brand of Kalimba.
Every Hugh Tracey Kalimba is Hand-Crafted
by a Master-Craftsman in Grahamstown, South Africa.
Painstaking care is devoted to the selection of woods and even
the texture of the finishing varnishes.
When preparing the kiaat wood to create the Hugh Tracey Kalimbas,
...literally thousands of wood samples are searched for acoustical soundness
and to be visually pleasing.
This is no assembly line operation.
While the body of The Hugh Tracey Kalimba is made from kiaat wood...
The notes (tines) are made from a precision spring steel.
The spring steel tines have been designed to yield the exact amount of tension
required for maximum volume without being too stiff.
- This design yields maximum volume, tone and sustain.
The quality engineering of the bridge mechanism allows this finely-crafted
instrument to stay in tune, even when 'jamming' hard-core with a band.
AMI - (African Musical Instruments)...
AMI is the maker of the original Hugh Tracey Kalimba.
AMI was founded in 1955 by Dr Hugh Tracey.
Today there are many imitators, but AMI continues to be acclaimed as
setting the standard for making this uniquely African Musical Instrument.
AMI is dedicated to quality and manufacturing excellence.
History has judged the Hugh Tracey Kalimba to be the very best.
The quality of every Hugh Tracey Kalimba is still...
Unsurpassed in Excellence.
Hugh Tracey passed away in 1977 and his ashes were scattered
on his farm in Africa.
Hugh Tracey has 2 sons Andrew and Paul.
Together they continue the Hugh Tracey legacy and with AMI...
For 50 years... have been crafting...
The Finest Kalimbas World-wide...
- The Hugh Tracey Kalimba -
My name is Kalimba Karl...
I have been playing the Hugh Tracey Kalimba for over 20 years.
From this site, you can purchase an
Original Hugh Tracey Kalimba
The Hugh Tracey ALTO Kalimba is an original Kalimba made by
African Musical Instruments (AMI) in Grahamstown, South Africa.
I specialize in absolutely nothing but...
The Hugh Tracey Original Kalimba
A finely-crafted Hugh Tracey Kalimba should last you Forever!
The instrument requires almost no maintenance.
The Hugh Tracey Kalimba you play today...
could be played by your grandchildren.
The ALTO is a favorite of the Hugh Tracey Kalimbas.
It comes perfectly pre-tuned in the scale of G-Major and can be
tuned to any scale simply by sliding some of the tines up or down.
It is a deep toned Kalimba and can be used to accompany...
piano, guitar, bass, singing...
played as a solo instrument or even played with a band.
Do something Fun, Musical and Educational...
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...Now for the BEST PART - The Price...
The meticulous hand-craftsmanship which creates these amazing
African Musical Instruments has been compared to the craftsmanship of...
Antonio Stradivari - one of the most famous violin makers of all time.
The workmanship--the delicate corners, the perfect smoothness.
Musicians have marveled at the sweet sound and delicate features.
A Stradivarius sold in auction for $1.78 million in 1990.
To put things into today's perspective for you,
I just checked some professional instrument prices on eBay.
A baby grand Steinway - $39,000
Fender Limited Edition "Mustang" Guitar - $25,000
The price for a Yahama YSS-675S Professional,
Silver Plated, Straight Neck Saxaphone - $6,085.00
This is a Hugh Tracey ALTO Kalimba
You can purchase a Hugh Tracey ALTO Kalimba from this site
at a price so reasonable it will take away your breath.
These instruments are hand-crafted in South Africa.
You can purchase the Hugh Tracey ALTO Kalimba today for:
You can get the ALTO Kalimba w/Pickup
(The pickup allows you to plug into an amp)
This is a Hugh Tracey ALTO Kalimba w/Pickup
Extra volume allows you to really 'Crank out the sound'
You can purchase a Hugh Tracey ALTO Kalimba w/Pickup
from this site at a price so reasonable it will take away your breath.
These instruments are hand-crafted in South Africa.
You can purchase the Hugh Tracey ALTO Kalimba w/Pickup today for...
These instruments are hand-crafted in South Africa.
AND.. I'll make this a real no-brainer for you.
If for any reason you are not satisfied...
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And get Your Money Back - No hassles!
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- Or Your Money Back!
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
You have a whole year to play it and make music with it...
You and your loved ones can Make Beautiful Music Together!
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