Originating in Africa, the thumb piano has made its way thoughout the world. This handheld instrument, known also by its traditional name, kalimba, is played by plucking its tines, or keys, with the thumbs or fingers.
Kalimba is a Bantu word meaning "little music." In addition to being a delightful instrument, the kalimba is sturdy, making it perfect for lighthearted playing and experimentation, no matter the musician's age.
High diatonic tuning