Hokema Kalimbas and Sansulas


HOKEMA has stood for high-quality musical instruments since 1985. The firm, based in the small town of Walsrode, Germany, develops and produces unique sound wonders: Kalimbas and Sansulas,  invented by Peter Hokema who founded HOKEMA Kalimbas in 2001.

The warm, soft and gently relaxing sounds of the Kalimbas are harmonious in and of themselves, as well as when accompanying other instruments. Anyone can immediately sit down and play the handy Kalimba. The pre-tuned scales create wonderful and enchanting melodies. 

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feeltoneusa  Hokema Kalimba Sansula instruction book

The Sansula Instruction Book

by Hokema Kalimbas
$33.00

The Sansula is a very special instrument.

Its unique resonance system and the outstanding workmanship makes it the perfect Kalimba, which through its floating and ell-like sound draws both the player and the listener into its world.

The Sasula's range of nine pitches is easy to comprehend, even for people with little musical experience. within a few minutes one gets into the flow, which awakens the drive to play and allows the player to surf on the safe of its own beautiful sound.

If one exhausts the tone combinations a particular tuning, you simply re-tune the Sansula.

With a new musical key, scale or range, a new musical key, scale or range, a new musical sound-cosmos opens up and the game begins a new.

This book covers a total of 14 different tunings for the Sansuls. Every tuning contains numerous musical possibilities.

The scope and Dynamic goes from dreamy slow, or bluesy-cool to powerful virtuosic. Genres from Folk , Singer/Songwriter to Celtic Pop and Bluegrass ar covered. 

In the 18 pieces presented in this book, the Sansula will not only be presented in tis role as accompanying instrument, but also where it functions as the lead melody.

In the audio section of this book, each piece is presented on the CD as a learn-version in a slow tempo, as well as a recording of a band version in the original tempo played solely by acoustic instruments.

Evert notated exercise is available as a MP3 file, on the MP3-CD as well as in the corresponding online-library. Numerous external video and audio examples, linked by QR codes, will give you a deeper insight into the presented material

 

The author:

Conny Sommer was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1963. He studied Musicology with an emphasis on Ethno-Musicology in Hamburg, and has lived in Leibzig since 2007. 

For nearly 30 years he has been a professional percussionist, and has played in many different musical formats. In the last few years his work as an educator has become fore of a mental focus. 

In addition to his artistic activities, Conny currently conducts workshop series for cajon, kalimba, elementary rhythmic, and mixes percussion. conny's interest in lamellophones pecan in the 1980 and depend during his studies in Hamburg. Since 1990 the kalimba has had a permanent place in Conny's live instrument set-up. His enthusiasm for the instrument can be heard on numerous CDs, on youtube and concert.

feeltoneusa Hokema Kalimbas   B5 Pocket Kalimba

Hokema - B5 Kalimba - Pocket Kalimba

by Hokema Kalimbas
$43.00
  • The kalimba B5 is ideal for those who do not want to be without an instrument as it fits into your pocket. aka Pocket Kalimba
  • Fitted with five stainless steel tines mounted on a solid American cherry block, produces a bright, clear F-minor triad
  • The sound of the instrument can be amplified by laying it on or sticking it onto a tabletop, drum or any other surface.
  • All the notes harmonize with each other - everyone can play
  • add a fitted Kalimba Softbag to protect your Kalimba while on the road.

 Kalimba B5, our smallest model, is fitted with five tines mounted on a solid American black cherry wood block. This compact size is perfect for the person who wants an instrument handy at all times.

Playing produces a bright, clear F-minor triad, creating a beautiful, harmonious sound for beginners and advanced players alike. And you can amplify the sound by placing the Kalimba on a flat surface, like a table or on top of a drum.

Tines are (generally) tuned: Ab, C, F, F, C

Solid American black cherry wood corpus
Measurements: 4 x 2.8 x 1.2 inch

add a fitted Bag to protect your Kalimba

  • Bag reinforced with fiberglass
  • Fully padded on the inside
  • Adjustable shoulder-strap
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Protect your Kalimba perfectly

 

feeltoneusa Hokema Kalimbas  B7 Kalimba with extra wide tines
  • The Kalimba B7 is the ‘sister’ of the B9 and is likewise a small and handy instrument
  • More resonance and vibration due to the deeper tones of the seven pentatonic C tuned tines
  • Solid resonance corpus of American Cherrywood, that transmit the vibrations strongly into the hands
  • For this reason, the B7 is especially favored by Therapists
  • add a fitted Kalimba Softbag to protect your Kalimba while on the road.



The Kalimba B7 is a small, handy instrument fitted with seven tines mounted on a solid American black cherry wood block.

The deep tones of the pentatonically tuned instrument emit vibrations that are felt particularly strongly in the hands. This is one reason the B7 is especially favored by music therapists. Always in harmony, it’s also an easy instrument for beginners to play.

The tuning of the Kalimba B7 is pentatonic C.

Tuning of tines is: E, G, D, E, C, A, A

You can amplify the sound by placing the Kalimba on a flat surface, like a table or on top of a drum.

Solid resonant body of American cherry wood.
Measurements: 4.8 x 3.6 x 1.6 inch

Add a Bag to protect your instrument:

  • Bag reinforced with fiberglass
  • Fully padded on the inside
  • Adjustable shoulder-strap
  • Protect your sensual perfectly
  • Lightweight and durable
feeltoneusa Hokema Kalimbas  B9 Kalimba Sansula tuning

Hokema - B9 Kalimba

by Hokema Kalimbas
$63.50
  • The tuning of the kalimba B9 is  A-minor, identical to that of the Sansula's
  • The Kalimba B9 is the ‘sister’ of the B7and is likewise a small and handy instrument
  • The vibrations of the nine tines can be easily felt in the hands
  • Because all the notes harmonize, beginners can easily pick it up and start playing.
  • Solid resonance corpus of American Cherrywood
  • Amplify the sound by placing the kalimba on a flat surface such as a table or on top of a drum.
  • add a fitted Kalimba Softbag to protect your Kalimba while on the road.



The B9, as we call it, is a small, handy kalimba with a solid resonant body of American cherry wood. It is the ‘sister’ of the B7 model.  The measurements of both instruments are the same but the tuning, number and breadth of the tines differ.

The tuning of the Kalimba B9 is identical to that of the Sansula. It is in A-minor with additional tines tuned to B and F. Because all the notes harmonize, beginners can easily pick it up and start playing.

Tuning (can be varied): A, C, C, A, A, F, E, E, H

Amplify the sound by placing the kalimba on a flat surface such as a table or on top of a drum.

Solid resonant body of American cherrywood.
Measurements: 4.8 x 3.6 x 1.6 inches

Add a Bag to protect your instrument:

  • Bag reinforced with fiberglass
  • Fully padded on the inside
  • Adjustable shoulder-strap
  • Protect your sensual perfectly
  • Lightweight and durable

 

 

 

 

 

The B9 has the same tuning than the Sansula if you would like to play with different tuning options you can add the Big Sansula Instruction Book to find and explore different tunings.

size 9x11.5

more info about the book

feeltoneusa Hokema Kalimbas   B11 Kalimba Meldody

Hokema - B11 Kalimba Melody

by Hokema Kalimbas
$81.00
  • 11 Tines precisely tuned to g-major suitable for playing countless popular tunes.
  • The B11 Melody is ideal for improvisation and intuitive playing.
  • Solid resonance corpus of American cherry wood
  • A large number of well know songs can be played
  • Ergonomically formed tines for easy playing with the thumb
  • add a fitted Kalimba Softbag to protect your Kalimba while on the road. 

Kalimbas are metal-tined instruments which originated in southern Africa and which can be found there in countless variations.

Our Kalimba B11 Melody is meticulously hand-crafted out of solid American black cherry wood. The surfaces is treated and polished with natural oils and waxes. The 11 tines are precisely tuned to the scale of G Major, suitable for playing countless popular tunes. The Melody is ideal for improvisation and intuitive playing.

Tablature

We positioned the long and short tines alternately to ensure ease of playing in accordance with acoustic criteria. The six shorter tines are bent -  with the ends raised above the longer tines - enabling easy reach by the thumbs.

The eleven tines are numbered from left to right. The even numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 represent the longer tines and the odd numbers represent the shorter. Generally – for single-voice melodies – the left thumb (L) plays tines 1-6 and the right thumb (R) plays 6-11.

 

Add a Bag to protect your instrument:

  • Bag reinforced with fiberglass
  • Fully padded on the inside
  • Adjustable shoulder-strap
  • Protect your sensual perfectly
  • Lightweight and durable
feeltoneusa Hokema Kalimbas , twin Kalimbas two B9 mounted together

Hokema - Twin Kalimba

by Hokema Kalimbas
$131.00
  • Two 9 note kalimbas mounted together onto one block
  • The Twin is 30cm (12”) long and is fitted with two identically tuned sets of tines so the instrument can be played by either one or two persons simultaneously.
  • Resonance of the tones is picked up by the wooden corpus and can be felt by both players
  • Interactive instruments for two persons
  • The advanced kalimba player can play a wide range of other scales simply by retuning individual tone
  • tuned to A-minor

 


Playing Solo


Hold the Twin in both hands so that each thumb can reach one of set of tines. Now you can play the nine tones on both sides of the instrument, creating a full sound reach in overtones thanks to the identical tuning on both sides. When one tine is plucked it resonates with its twin on the other side.

For the advanced kalimba player the Twin offers the potential of a wider range of scales by simply retuning individual tines. 

Playing Duo 

The driving motive for designing the Twin was our desire to create an instrument which could offer a shared experience of sound between therapist and patient, couples, family members, and friends.

As the wooden body resonates, it is physically felt by both partners, and the identical tuning of the two sets of tines guarantees harmonious tone sequences and sounds.

The kalimba stays in tune when being played but the tuning can be changed if desired. Tones on the two sides of the instrument which differ from but nevertheless harmonize with each other are thus also possible. 

Add a Bag to protect your instrument:

    • Bag reinforced with fiberglass
    • Fully padded on the inside
    • Adjustable shoulder-strap
    • Protect your sensual perfectly
    • Lightweight and durable

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feeltoneusa Hokema Kalimbas  Sansula Basic

Hokema - Sansula Basic

by Hokema Kalimbas
$132.00
  • Amazing sound
  • An impressive 'wah-wah' effect can be produced by holding the instrument against the body or a table top or the back of the sansula softbag which has a special designed resonator material.
  • Suitable for grown ups, delicate membrane
  • add a fitted Kalimba Softbag to protect your Kalimba while on the road.
  • The Tuning A minor with additional tines pitched at B and F., a´, c´´, c´, a´, a, f´, e´, e´´, b´
  • If you are looking for a sturdier model you can chose the Sansula Renaissance or the tunable Sansula Deluxe.
  • add a fitted Kalimba Softbag to protect your Kalimba while on the road. 


Rich Sound with a delicate membrane. For Adults If you are looking for a sturdier model you can chose the Sansula Renaissance or the tunable Sansula Deluxe.

The Sansula belongs to the family of the Kalimba and can be played just as easily. The instrument, with its patented suspended mounting of the resonating block, is an innovation entirely of our own design. Since its launching in 2001, the Sansula has quickly become a bestseller and found thousands of friends at home and abroad. The special feature of the Sansula is its unbelievable sound. Whereby the clear and aesthetic design is most appealing. The oval frame of laminated beechwood is fitted with a membrane which, together with the resonating block, produces a prolonged, soft tone. Furthermore, an impressive 'wah-wah' effect can be produced by holding the instrument against the body, on the thigh or laying it on a table and then alternately raising and lowering it while playing.

The Tuning A minor with additional tines pitched at B and F., a´, c´´, c´, a´, a, f´, e´, e´´, b´
allows even the beginner to create melodies as there is no wrong note, all notes work together harmonically.
size: 7.8 x 6,1 x 2,6 inch

High quality wood : Cherrywood for the Kalimba block and beech wood for the frame

Add a fitted Sansula Bag:

  • Bag reinforced with fiberglass
  • Fully padded on the inside



  • with resonator top for the wah-wah effect on the go
  • Adjustable shoulder-strap
  • Protect your sensual perfectly
  • Lightweight and durable

 

 

add the Big Sansula Instruction Book and a tuning tool to explore different tunings. 

book size 9x11.5 with codes for free mp3 downloads & CD.

 

more info about the book

feeltoneusa Hokema Kalimbas   Sansula Renaissance

Hokema - Sansula Renaissance

by Hokema Kalimbas
$208.00
  • Fitted with a robust and durable Remo (USA) drum skin
  • Resistant to moisture, your perfect travel companion
  • The vibrations of the nine tines can be easily felt in the hands
  • For children and adults, durable.
  • add a fitted fiberglass reinforced bag to protect your Sansula on the road ,with resonator top for the wah-wah effect on the go.
  • The Tuning A minor with additional tines pitched at B and F., a´, c´´, c´, a´, a, f´, e´, e´´, b´

While the basic Sansula has a relatively delicate exterior (membrane), the Renaissance is fitted with a robust synthetic REMO drum skin. The basic model has a black rubber tension string around the base, while the Renaissance has a raised wooden rim.

The Renaissance is moisture-resistant, and retains its tension under conditions of varying air humidity, thus also retaining its wonderful sound. Most importantly, the Sansula Renaissance has inherited the indescribable sounds of the Sansula Classic. 

The tuning of the instrument, in A-minor with B and F, allows beautiful melodies to be produced, almost by themselves. This is great instrument for all age groups.


Tuning ex-works (can be varied): a ́, c ́ ́, c ́, a ́, a, f ́, e ́, e ́ ́, h ́

Measurements: 7.8 x 6,1 x 2,6 inch

High quality wood : Cherrywood for the Kalimba block and beech wood for the frame

 

    Add a fitted Sansula Bag:

    • Bag reinforced with fiberglass
    • Fully padded on the inside



    • with resonator top for the wah-wah effect on the go
    • Adjustable shoulder-strap
    • Protect your sensual perfectly
    • Lightweight and durable

     

     

    add the Big Sansula Instruction Book and a tuning tool to explore different tunings. 

    book size 9x11.5 with codes for free mp3 downloads & CD

    .

    more info about the book

    feeltoneusa Hokema Kalimbas  Sansula Deluxe

    Hokema - Sansula Deluxe

    by Hokema Kalimbas
    $261.00
    • Fitted with a natural goat skin hide
    • Sansula frame with adjustable tension screws.
    • The Tuning A minor with additional tines pitched at B and F., a´, c´´, c´, a´, a, f´, e´, e´´, b´
    • For children and adults, durable.
    • add a fitted fiberglass reinforced bag to protect your Sansula on the road ,with resonator top for the wah-wah effect on the go.



    The Sansula Deluxe is a further development of our basic Sansula model. In response to the wishes expressed by many customers, we have fitted it with a robust membrane of genuine goatskin and an adjustable tension device. These modifications greatly increase the range of possibilities of the instrument.

    While the basic Sansula model is too delicate for use by small children, the Sansula Deluxe can be used in nurseries and music schools without fear of the instrument being easily damaged. The Sansula Deluxe must, however, be handled with the same care as all musical instruments. 

    The tuning – A-minor with additional tines pitched at B and F – allows wonderful melodies to be produced almost of their own accord, simply by plucking the tines with the thumbs. As all the notes harmonize with each other, beginners also enjoy immediate success with their instrument. 

    The natural materials used in crafting each of the Deluxe models engender an even richer and warmer sound, while also being more robust. A great instrument for all age groups.

    Measurements: 7.8 x 6,1 x 2,6 inch

    High quality wood : Cherrywood for the Kalimba block and beech wood for the frame

    Add a fitted Sansula Bag:

    • Bag reinforced with fiberglass
    • Fully padded on the inside



    • with resonator top for the wah-wah effect on the go
    • Adjustable shoulder-strap
    • Protect your sensual perfectly
    • Lightweight and durable

     

    add the Big Sansula Instruction Book and a tuning tool to explore different tunings. 

    book size 9x11.5 with codes for free mp3 downloads & CD

     

     

     

    more info about the book

    feeltoneusa Hokema Kalimbas Sansula Renaissance electro

    Hokema - Sansula Renaissance Electro

    by Hokema Kalimbas
    $347.00

     

    This Sansula Renaissance Electro boasts a piezo pickup, a microphone mounted inside the frame, and a sounding block so the “Wah Wah” effect can be optionally amplified. You will need an amplifier with phantom power and the necessary XLR cable with 3.5 mm jack, included with the purchase of the instrument.

    • Fitted with a robust and durable Remo (USA) drum skin
    • Resistant to moisture, your perfect travel companion
    • The vibrations of the nine tines can be easily felt in the hands
    • For children and adults, durable.
    • add a fitted fiberglass reinforced bag to protect your Sansula on the road ,with resonator top for the wah-wah effect on the go.
    • The Tuning A minor with additional tines pitched at B and F., a´, c´´, c´, a´, a, f´, e´, e´´, b´

    Tuning ex-works (can be varied): a ́, c ́ ́, c ́, a ́, a, f ́, e ́, e ́ ́, h ́
    Measurements: 8 x 6.4 x 3.2 inch


    We have developed the Sansula Renaissance to combine the best features of all our other models into one. 

    While the basic Sansula has a relatively delicate exterior (membrane), the Renaissance is fitted with a robust synthetic REMO drum skin. The basic model has a black rubber tension string around the base, while the Renaissance has a raised wooden rim.

    The Renaissance is moisture-resistant, and retains its tension under conditions of varying air humidity, thus also retaining its wonderful sound. Most importantly, the Sansula Renaissance has inherited the indescribable sounds of the Sansula Classic. 

    The tuning of the instrument, in A-minor with B and F, allows beautiful melodies to be produced, almost by themselves. This is great instrument for all age groups.

    Add a fitted Sansula Bag:

    • Bag reinforced with fiberglass
    • Fully padded on the inside



    • with resonator top for the wah-wah effect on the go
    • Adjustable shoulder-strap
    • Protect your sensual perfectly
    • Lightweight and durable

     

    add the Big Sansula Instruction Book and a tuning tool to explore different tunigns

      book size 9x11.5 with codes for free mp3 downloads & CD.

    more info about the book

    feeltoneusa Hokema Kalimbas fitted softbag for Kalimba

    Hokema - Sansula Softbag

    by Hokema Kalimbas
    $56.50

    We recommend our new Sansula softbag in order to adequately protect the vulnerable membrane of the Sansula when the instrument is stored or transported.

    • Bag reinforced with fiberglass
    • Fully padded on the inside
    • Adjustable shoulder-strap
    • Protect your sensual perfectly
    • Lightweight and durable
    • with resonator top for the wah-wah effect on the go

    If you wonder why you might need a Bag for the Sansula, this video shows it all:)

    feeltoneusa Hokema Kalimbas fitted softbag for the B5 pocket Kalimba
    feeltoneusa Hokema Kalimbas fitted softbag for Kalimba
    feeltoneusa Hokema Kalimbas   fitted softbag for the twin Kalimba
    feeltoneusa Hokema Kalimbas fitted softbag for the B7 or B9 Kalimba

    Hokema - B7/B9 Softbag

    by Hokema Kalimbas
    $27.50

    We recommend our new Kalimba B7/B9 softbag  which fits both models,in order to adequately protect the B5 when the instrument is stored or transported.

    • Bag reinforced with fiberglass
    • Fully padded on the inside
    • Adjustable shoulder-strap
    • Protect your sensual perfectly
    • Lightweight and durable
    feeltoneusa Hokema Kalimbas  B7 Kalimba electro with extra wide tines

    Hokema - B7 Kalimba Electro

    by Hokema Kalimbas
    $115.00

    Now also our Pocket Kalimbas are available in an electro version. We suggest you

    use a 6.3mm cabel and a right angle connector. Cable and connector not included.

    The Kalimba B7, a “sister” of the B9, is a small, handy instrument fitted with seven tines mounted on a solid American black cherry wood block.

    The deep tones of the pentatonically tuned instrument emit vibrations that are felt particularly strongly in the hands. This is one reason the B7 is especially favored by music therapists. Always in harmony, it’s also an easy instrument for beginners.

    The tuning of the Kalimba B7 is pentatonic C.

    Tuning of tines: E, G, D, E, C, A, A

    You can amplify the sound by placing the Kalimba on a flat surface, like a table or on top of a drum.
    Solid resonant body of American cherry wood.
    Measurements: 4.8 x 3.6 x 1.6 inch

    Add a Bag to protect your instrument:

    • Bag reinforced with fiberglass
    • Fully padded on the inside
    • Adjustable shoulder-strap
    • Protect your sensual perfectly
    • Lightweight and durable
    feeltoneusa Hokema Kalimbas  B9 Kalimba  electro Sansula tuning

    Hokema - B9 Kalimba Electro

    by Hokema Kalimbas
    $115.00

    Now also our Mini Kalimbas are available in an electro version. We suggest you use a 6.3 mm cable and a right angle connector. Cable and connector not included.

    • The tuning of the kalimba B9 is  A-minor, identical to that of the Sansula's
    • The Kalimba B9 is the ‘sister’ of the B7and is likewise a small and handy instrument
    • The vibrations of the nine tines can be easily felt in the hands
    • Because all the notes harmonize, beginners can easily pick it up and start playing.
    • Solid resonance corpus of American Cherrywood
    • Amplify the sound by placing the kalimba on a flat surface such as a table or on top of a drum.
    • add a fitted Kalimba Softbag to protect your Kalimba while on the road.

    The B9, as we call it, is a small, handy kalimba with a solid resonant body of American cherry wood. It is the ‘sister’ of the B7 model.  The measurements of both instruments are the same but the tuning, number and breadth of the tines differ.

    The deep tones of this pentatonically tuned instrument emit vibrations that are felt particularly strongly in the hands.

    The tuning of the Kalimba B9 is identical to that of the Sansula. It is in A-minor with additional tines tuned to B and F. Because all the notes harmonize, beginners can easily pick it up and start playing.

    Tuning (can be varied): A, C, C, A, A, F, E, E, H

    Amplify the sound by placing the kalimba on a flat surface such as a table or on top of a drum.

    Solid resonant body of American cherrywood.
    Measurements: 4.8 x 3.6 x 1.6 inch

    Add a Bag to protect your instrument:

    • Bag reinforced with fiberglass
    • Fully padded on the inside
    • Adjustable shoulder-strap
    • Protect your sensual perfectly
    • Lightweight and durable
    feeltoneusa Hokema Kalimbas  B11 Kalimba Meldody electro

    Hokema - B11 Kalimba Melody Electro

    by Hokema Kalimbas
    $143.00

    Plug in your Kalimba and amplify your music. The Melody Electro is the Kalimba B11 Melody plus electric receiver. We suggest you use a 6.3 mm cable and a right angle connector. Cable and connector not included.

    • 11 Tines precisely tuned to g-major suitable for playing countless popular tunes.
    • The B11 Melody is ideal for improvisation and intuitive playing.
    • Solid resonance corpus of American cherry wood
    • A large number of well know songs can be played
    • Ergonomically formed tines for easy playing with the thumb
    • add a fitted Kalimba Softbag to protect your Kalimba while on the road. 

    Kalimbas are metal-tined instruments which originated in southern Africa and which can be found there in countless variations.

    Our Kalimba B11 Melody was meticulously hand-crafted out of solid American black cherry wood. The surfaces were treated and polished with natural oils and waxes. The 11 tines were precisely tuned to the scale of G Major, suitable for playing countless popular tunes. The Melody is ideal for improvisation and intuitive playing.

    Tablature

    We positioned the long and short tines alternately to ensure ease of playing in accordance with acoustic criteria. The six shorter tines are bent -  with the ends raised above the longer tines - enabling easy reach by the thumbs.

    The eleven tines are numbered from left to right. The even numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 represent the longer tines and the odd numbers represent the shorter. Generally – for single-voice melodies – the left thumb (L) plays tines 1-6 and the right thumb (R) plays 6-11.

    Add a Bag to protect your instrument:

    • Bag reinforced with fiberglass
    • Fully padded on the inside
    • Adjustable shoulder-strap
    • Protect your sensual perfectly
    • Lightweight and durable
    feeltoneusa- Hokema Kalimbas tuning tool
    from $18.50

    Tuning Tool

    Tuning Tool

    by Hokema Kalimbas
    $18.50

    Use this tuning tool to retune your kalimba.

    This is a 13 cm long (approx. 5 ́ ́) peg of high-grade steel with an indentation at one end.  Hold  the tuning tool in place between the hammer and the tine to reduce the risk of the hammer damaging the instrument.

    Please watch the video which demonstrates its use and you can go to our tuning section to see different tunings.

     

    Hokema - Sansula Basic Melody

    Hokema - Sansula Basic Melody

    by Hokema Kalimbas
    $185.00

    Name: Sansula Basic Melody

    Simple Description:  The Sansula is an oval wooden frame covered with a drum skin that resonates to the tones of the Kalimba which is mounted in the center.   The Sansula Basic Melody creates beautiful, gentle sounds that combine the 'wah-wah' effect of the Sansula Basic, with the strong tones of the Kalimba B11 Melody

    Quality: Hand crafted in Germany

    Tuning and Sound

    • 11 tines precisely tuned to G-major 
    • Hold the instrument against the body, a table top, or the back of the Sansula softbag (made of specially designed resonator material) to create an impressive 'wah-wah' effect.

    Ergonomics: Long and short tines alternate to ensure ease of playing. The six shorter tines are bent -  with the ends raised above the longer tines - enabling easy reach by the thumbs.

    Dimensions: 8,4 x6.5 x 2.9 inch 

    Materials: High quality wood  Cherrywood for the Kalimba block and beech wood for the frame

    Additional:

    • Play countless tune
    • Enjoy improvising and intuitive play, solo or with other
    • Not intended for youngsters due to the delicate drum membrane.



    Also, the Sansula Basic Melody can be retuned to suite your needs. We suggest using our tuning tool for the retuning process.

     

     

     

    feeltoneusa Koshi chimes Save 3%

    Koshi Chimes - Set of 4

    by Koshi
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    $255.96
    $249.00

     

    IGNIS - Fire  TUNING - ♪♫ G B D G B D G A

    AQUA - Water TUNING - ♪♫ A D F G A D F A

    ARIA - Air TUNING - ♪♫ A C E A B C E B

    TERRA - Earth TUNING - ♪♫ G C E F G C E G

    The Koshi chime is an authentic musical instrument, an original creation of high quality. Hand made in our workshop at the foot of the Pyrenean mountains, each chime is the result of meticulous craftsmanship. Eight chords are welded with silver into the metal plate at the base of the resonance tube. Precise tuning creates a play of clear tones that is rich in overtones. The overtones of the shorter chords gradually dominate and become fundamentals, thus forming a circular tone range. Move the chime gently holding it by its cord: the crystalline relaxing sound may leave you in quiet wonder. Suspended, it will play with the wind and carry you away in an unexpected melody. The sound of the chimes is most wonderful for children. But for security reasons they should be kept out of reach of children under three years old. The Koshi chimes work best for outdoors use. Statue Size: 10.5" Tall x 7.5"