The "Four Winds" tuning of the B11 kalimba plays equally well in:
Bb Major (East Wind)
Eb Lydian (North Wind)
F Mixolydian (West Wind)
G Minor (South Wind)
Playing in each of these four modes brings a different ethnic flavor to your music. Like having a four-scoop ice cream cone, each scoop a different flavor.
You have several options for enjoying The Four Winds B11 tuning: you could retune your own B11 and then purchase the Four Winds' beautiful 58-page instructional download. You could send your B11 kalimba in standard tuning to the Kalimba Doctor, and we'll retune it for you and send it back. Or you could purchase a new B11 or B11 Elektra kalimba in the Four Winds exotic tuning, and we'll include the instructional download as a gift.
And if (or when) you get tired of playing the "Four Winds" B11 kalimba? You can easily switch to another exotic tuning and be on a brand-new journey through the new tuning's novel and captivating lands.
The "Four Winds" B11 download is an intermediate level, 58 page PDF, instructing via graphic kalimba tablature, words and advice, and with 55 MP3 files, all linked-to and easily clickable within the PDF. The music, in tablature, comes in 4-8 measure chunks which form bite-sized cycles that fit on one page. The cycles are repeated to create a song. Longer songs are built up by introducing variations into the cycles, or by switching to a complimentary cycle.
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