The Thumb piano is an African national musical instrument with national characteristics. In different African countries, the thumb piano has different names. For example, Kalimba is the name of this instrument in Kenya, while in Zimbabwe it is called Mbira, the Congolese call it Likembe, and it also has names such as Sanza and Thumb Piano. It gets its name mainly from the fact that the thumb is used to pluck the thin sheets on the body (mainly wooden, bamboo, and, in modern development, metal). The traditional Thumb Piano uses a gourd to make a resonator.
The Kalimba was a very ancient instrument before Father Dos Santos recorded it in 1586. Gerhard Kubik mentions in his 1988 book "Kalimba, Nsansi, Mbira: The Thumb of Africa" that the Kalimba was invented twice in Africa: the original Kalimba was born about 3000 years ago in what is now Cameroon In nearby West Africa, Kalimba was made entirely of plant materials at that time, such as those made of bamboo. Then, around 1,300 years ago, in the Zambezi Valley in southeastern Africa, the Iron Age ushered in, and some people brainstormed and made Kalimba keys out of metals.
In addition different to the many changes in shape design and sound, Kalimba is also used in different social situations and is a personalized instrument choice. In some places, it is a musical instrument for wedding celebrations. It is widely used as an accompaniment to the music.
We've finally made this amazing piano a palm-sized oval version so you can take it with you and play it anytime, anywhere, ready to create musical improvisations. A keychain punch is included so you can wear it as a keychain accessory or as a pendant. Handcrafted with high-quality mahogany, the texture is more delicate, the sustain is better, and the tone is softer and more delicate. Plus, it's durable and has a wonderful vibe. The spring teeth are made of refined spring steel, which is durable and acts on the elastically deformed part. You don't play a song with dozens of keys or complex chords because it's made up of 8 keys (tines).
Just flick your fingers to create great ringtones that even kids can master in minutes! This is very helpful in cultivating children's musical cells, bringing them richer sensory development, and at the same time training hand-eye coordination in a fun and easy-to-learn way, which is very suitable for children!