Natural Wood Thumb Piano
Welcome to Mountain Melodies. Hand Made Thumb Pianos.
One can find a new talent or hobby within these instruments using the keys and correlating numbers found in the song books. You will be playing your first song in no time!
Each piece is unique and made with love! No musical experience is needed to learn with our simple follow by number system.
Weight: 10 oz
Dimensions: 0.5 x 0.333 x 0.167 in
Material: wooden/ metal
Tuning: High Diatonic (standard), Low Diatonic, Pentatonic
Instructional songbook included.
Ages 6+ years
Every thumb piano is relatively small, portable and lightweight. Dr. Seuss would say you can play it in the rain, in the dark, on a train, in a car, in a tree, in a house, in a box, with a mouse, with a fox.
Originating in Africa, the thumbdrum has made its way throughout the world. Known also as a sansa, kalimba, and thumb piano, it is being used in ritualistic music and in recording studios world wide. Closely related to the mbira, another traditional African instrument, it is played by plucking the tines, or keys, with thumbs or fingers.
The name kalimba is a Bantu word which means “little music”, and is similar to the word karimba, a type of mbira. In addition to being a serious musical instrument, the Thumbdrum, or kalimba, is perfect for play and experimentation. Sturdy enough for children, it is a welcome addition to the standard percussion instruments normally available.
About Mountain Melodies:
Mountain Melodies Manufacturing is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. Our goal is to teach that making music can be as easy as 1-2-3. We believe that anyone can learn to play a thumb piano in a matter of minutes. With its unique history and simplified number system, we know that our thumb pianos will bring joy and intrigue to any setting. Our products are both fun and beautiful and we strive to put quality and care into each thumb piano.
Handcrafted thumb-pianos proudly made with love in the Appalachian Mountains, USA.