Printed book: US-Letter format, 84 pages
Online: MP3- Sounds of the songs, div. various downloads
Skills: basic Kalimba skills
Due to the structure and the tone assignment of the kalimba with 17 tines, the instrument is ideally suited as an accompanying instrument for the singing voice or melody instruments. In this book the common and possible accompanying chords are explained, different accompaniment patterns including alternating bass and much more are presented and applied to well-known songs.
Content: The Kalimba with 17 tines / The tablature / The first two chords – C and F / Tom Dooley – Verison 1 / Hush, little baby – Version 1 / The first two chords plus root / Tom Dooley – Verison 2 / Hush, little baby – Version 2 / Chords and “alternating bass” / Tom Dooley – Version 3 / The G chord / Row, row, row your boat – Version 1 / Merrily We Roll Along – Version 1 / Merrily We Roll Along – Version 2 / Merrily We Roll Along – Version 3 / Different accompanying variants / Old MacDonald had a farm – Version 1 / Twinkle, twinkle, little star – Version 1 / Row, row, row your boat – Version 2 / Old MacDonald had a farm – Version 2 / Twinkle, twinkle, little star – Version 2 / Au claire de la lune / Chord splits / Tom Dooley – chord split / Twinkle, twinkle, little star – Version 3 / In meinem kleinen Apfel / Hush, little baby – Version 3 / The first minor chord – Am / Drunken sailor – Version 1 / Drunken sailor – Version 2 / Drunken sailor – Version 3 / Old Folks at Home – Version 1 / Old Folks at Home – Version 2 / Hush, little baby – Version 4 / The chord in E minor – Em / Down by the Sally Gardens – Version 1 / Kumbaya my Lord / The D minor chord – Dm / John Brown’s body / Down by the Sally Gardens – Version 2 / Michael row the boat ashore / The G7 chord – the first four-note chord / Whiskey in the Jar / Oh Susanna / Banks of the Ohio / New chords: D7 and E7 – “shortened and divided” / Sometimes I feel like a motherless child / Go, tell it on the Mountain / Aura Lee (Love me tender) / Ode an die Freude / Happy birthday to you – Version 1 / Happy birthday to you – Version 2 / My Bonnie lies over the ocean – Version 1 / My Bonnie lies over the ocean – Version 2 / Scarborough Fair / Dixie / Overview of all used chords / Other possible and common chords / Tips and recommendations / Glossar