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.
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
- Protect your sensual perfectly
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January 13, 2017
I've used kalimbas for many years, primarily for relaxation and also as a percussive background and trance-focusing tool when telling stories to groups. I lead many workshops and trainings in a variety of topics, mostly related to building and maintaining relationships, and repairing them where there has been conflict or harm. I bought this instrument to evaluate for its potential as a communication tool. It has beautiful tone and is tuned to a very pleasing scale.
So far I've used it in the office to bring our staff into harmony before meetings. Here how that works: two people, facing each other, each hold a side of the kalimba. One person plays a single note. The other answers with a single note. repeat a few times. When ready expand to two notes each, listening and interacting without playing simultaneously. Expand to three note riffs. Then one person can just play a simple, continuous rhythmic pattern while the other plays in response. this is all done without pauses or discussion, just sink into the experience, stay with it for at least three minutes
Here is what one of our customers has to say about the Twin Kalimba