Hokema - B9 Kalimba
default Tuning A-minor: 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.
The B9( nine tines) is the ‘sister’ model of the B7 (seven tines) Kalimba. Both have the same sized wooden block, but the tines of the B9 are slimmer than the B7. This gives the B9 a more overtone rich sound compared with the B7, which has more vibration instead.
Solid resonant body of American cherrywood.
Measurements: 4.8 x 3.6 x 1.4 inches
- Bag reinforced with fiberglass
- Fully padded on the inside
- Adjustable shoulder strap
- Protect your Kalimba perfectly
- Lightweight and durable
Tunning, Books & Tunning Tools
There is a Book for it:
The Sansula book covers a total of 14 different tunings and can be used for the Sansula and the B9.
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.
The 18 pieces presented in this book, will give you examples both on how to use the Kalimba to accompany other instruments and to play the Kalimba as the lead melody instrument.
In the audio section of this book, each piece is presented on the CD as a play-along -version in a slow tempo, as well as a recording of a band version in the original tempo played solely by acoustic instruments.
Every 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
Watch Videos and Listen to the different tunings and use our Tunning Tool
We have compiled a couple of videos showing you different tuning flavors and how to tune steps, for your B9 or Sansulas.
The tuning tool has an indention on the top so you can securely place it at the end of the tine. Then it won't slide when you use a hammer to tap the tuning tool and push the tines in or out.
We show you how its done in the videos plus you get to hear the different tuning suggestions.
Create your own Tuning :
Download our Tuning PDF that will show you the possible notes and position of the different tines.