🛠️Kalimba Tuning Hack (WIP) - (2,312 Views)

Simple method on how to easily tune your kalimba to any scale/notes (A Major, BMajor, C Major, D Major, E Major, G Major, F Major, Sharp notes c# d# f# g# a#…)
3/13/2022 – experimenting on adding more magnets to make the notes go lower


Step #1: Buy Neodymium Magnets

You need 8pcs of “5mm x 1mm” and 8pcs of “3mm x 1mm” neodymium magnets.

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Step #2: Tune your Kalimba to C Major. After tuning your kalimba to C Major, change all C to C# , D to D#, F to F#, G to G# and A to A# ). Use gString app for tuning.

Step #3: Add magnets to C,D,F,G,A keys/tines only. 1 pc of 5mm magnet per tine and 2pcs of 3mm magnets per tine . Make sure to place the big and small magnets alternately so it wont magnetize each other.

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Step # 4: Slide the magnets to tune to your desired scale/note. Use gString app for tuning.

C Major – C D E F G A B

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D Major- C# D E F# G A B

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E Major – C# D# E F# G# A B

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F Major – C D E F G B A# B

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G Major- C D E F# G A B

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