Hugh Tracey Hugh Tracey Celeste Alto This kalimba's notes are just like the 15-note ALTO Kalimba, but the tines are mounted on a flat kia.. Product #: CELALTO Regular price: $100.00 $100.00

Hugh Tracey Celeste Alto

Brand: Hugh Tracey
Product Code: CELALTO

Price: $100.00

Available Options

Tine Color:

Choose the color of the painted tines, or take "Soonest Available" or "Unpainted."

Alto Tuning:

Most people (90%) want the Standard G Tuning (Alto books presume this tuning). You can check out the alternative Alto tunings.

Add Kalimba Bag:

While the regular Alto kalimba is not recommended for small hands, this board-mounted Alto kalimba is! Highly capable.

This instrument is played just like the 15-note alto Kalimba, but it lacks the resonant box. Consequently, it sounds even more like an antique music box than does the alto kalimba. The small sound board is well-suited for small hands or children. The small board also permits using the right index finger up-stroke method typically used in mbira playing. A nice trick to increase the volume is to hold it against a window or a table as a sounding board.

Listen to these sound clips:

Celeste Alto, G Major

Celeste Alto, G minor

You can find information about the Alto on the"How to Play" the Alto Kalimba Page.