Clean lines and solid construction distinguish the Zither Heaven thumb piano from the multitude of other varieties created around the world. The keys on the 8 note thumb piano form a diatonic scale. To play the thumb piano (also known as the mbira or kalimba), the musician pushes down on a key with a thumb or finger. When the key is released, the vibration resonates in the wooden body. Anyone who picks up one of these instruments can make a great sound right away. With little effort, familiar tunes can be played.
A thumb piano is sturdy and easy to carry, making it the perfect choice for the smallest of children.
Material: Made from sustainable native North American solid black walnut with a Baltic birch back
Dimensions: 6 x 3 7/8 x 1 5/8
Box Dimensions: 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/2
Ages: 6 years and up
8-Note Thumb Piano Instructions and Music