Playing the patterns

These are melodic patterns whose parts are complementary and create a polyrhythm.
These patterns are not derived directly from a traditional repertoire and does not pretend to replace traditional kalimba learning.
It is advisable to use the basics outlined here as a canvas and use his intuition (wether you feel being a musician or not! ) to develop his own melodies and to make the kalimba sing.

In each series, each pattern is developed in two differents tempi:
A: slow tempo, in order to well detailed.
B: normal tempo (basic).

Serie 1

Motif 1 Slow tempo

Motif 1 Tempo normal


Motif 2 Slow tempo

Motif 2 Tempo normal


Motif 3 Slow tempo

Motif 3 Tempo normal


Motif 4 Slow tempo

Motif 4 Normal tempo

Série 1, four sequences played together :

4 B units are played one after the other and are superimposed to create a polyrhythm. We hope that these patterns motivate you in the practice of the kalimba.

Every month a new tutorial / motif to play on your kalimba

Juillet 2019 - Motif : 02

Août 2019 - Motif : 03

A video that addresses electro-acoustic kalimbas at the same time as a tutorial. The first loop is motif n ° 4 (already detailed in slow tempo and normal tempo just before the 4 motif video).
After the loop of the second motif which is superimposed on the first, it is the improvisation where we can hear motif n ° 2 (see also "4 motifs") and the inspiration of the moment. You can, of course, rather than using a looper or recording, playing 2 or more and ringing different patterns, which it is recommended to find by yourself!

Septembre 2019 - Motif : 04

A video on countermeasures:
firstly, it is motif n ° 1 which is exposed first, then further on it is motif n ° 4 (detailed in slow tempo and normal tempo just before the very first video: 4 motifs.) < br /> On each of these 2 motifs, there are successive counter-improvisations and then improvisations. The tuning is as usual the pentatonic E Major (see page "tunings").
The countermeasures can be made at the fifth, the third, the fourth or another interval that sounds, the main thing is to let act the intuition and creativity!

Octobre 2019 - Motif : 05

A second video on countermeasures (with looper).
It is motif 2 first of all (see sanza video, 4 motifs and just before) and then an original motif in the second part. For each of the two reasons is played a contrechant. For the solos that overlap next, it's the inspiration of the moment that works!

Novembre 2019 - Motif : 06

A tutorial on ternary rhythms (also called 6/8). First of all, a simple motif which we will call "Ternary motif n ° 1", then a second motif which I then develop, with a right thumb / left thumb independence interesting to integrate.
We will name this motif "Ternary motif n ° 2" for the beginning, from 0:25 until 0:44, then "Ternary motif n ° 2 bis" from 0:59 until the end of the video.

December 2019 - Motif : 07

Here are variations on the ternary patterns from the previous video. First on the ternary motif n ° 1, then on the 2 bis.

January 2020 - Motif : 08

Again, a 6/8 (or ternary) pattern, with the bass on each beat, alternately on the right then on the left. Variant notes are suggested below.

February 2020 - Motif : 09

4 notes chosen a little at random which also correspond to an arpeggio of guitar (for those who want to test it, the left hand index is in the 4th box from the nut). To develop by yourself!

March 2020 - Motif : 10

Une version de "Au clair de la lune" à la kalimba.

April 2020 - Motif : 11

Reprise d'un motif ternaire déjà abordé (n° 6 , Novembre 2019 à 0:25) qui débouche sur un rythme reggae dédoublé..

May 2020 - Motif : 12

Chords that can be made with the kalimba on the pentatonic E Major scale.

GOOD MUSIC !

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