The best songs to learn bends and vibratos at the similar time on the kalimba

The kalimba is an extremely versatile and interesting musical instrument to play. It is also extremely responsive to technique and lends itself well to a variety of styles and techniques. Popular techniques include bends (pushing and pulling on the rods) and vibratos (oscillation of the rods). But it can be difficult to find songs that combine these two sounds. Luckily, there are several songs that do, and this article is designed to help you find them.

Niles Leroy's Blues

The first piece we are going to look at is Niles Leroy's Blues by Niles Leroy. This piece is one of the best for learning bends and vibratos because it combines the two techniques in a cohesive way. It unfolds at a relatively slow pace and is based on a simple grid, making it the perfect ground for learning to play with bends and vibratos. Mixing these two techniques creates interesting and varied sounds, making it a great piece to master for the kalimba.

Octopus Garden

The second track we're going to look at is Octopus Garden by The Beatles. This is one of the earliest songs to combine these techniques, and is easily identifiable by its simple melodies and fun arrangements. The piece is based on a recurring grid that offers constant variety and interest with each repetition. The bends and vibratos improve with each passage, so they're very easy for beginners to integrate with the kalimba.

Miraculous fishing

Another popular piece for learning bends and vibratos on the kalimba is Miraculous Catch by The Plastic Axe. This piece offers a rich melody that demonstrates variety and sophistication in the use of these two complementary techniques. The bends and vibratos are fully integrated into the melody and rhythm, and the result is both memorable and harmonious. Beginners can work on this piece to develop their kalimba skills while enjoying the music itself.

I want a pony

The final track we'll be looking at is Dave Konstant's I Wanna Horse. This track is essentially designed for beginners and combines bend and vibrato techniques in a lighter way than the previous tracks. The track moves at a relatively slow pace and sings evenly between instrumental passages, allowing beginners to take their time in understanding how these techniques should be combined. What's more, the piece is a lot of fun to play and listen to, which makes it great fun with the kalimba.

With these four pieces, kalimba players have a wide range of possibilities to explore and master bending and vibrato. Although all pieces offer different challenges and progression in difficulty, all offer a variety of interesting and challenging uses. Each track is a different musical experience and can offer a wide variety of interesting sounds and sounds that can be achieved with the kalimba.