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

January 13, 2017

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