TKSST is taking a short summer break. Become a member to support our August return
The Kid Should See This

Instrumental songs played on the kalimba. (Plus, a dog named Maple.)

Watch more with these video collections:

AcousticTrench is a popular YouTube channel featuring a guitarist named Trench and his dog Maple. Most of the videos are songs played on guitar, but a few feature harp and kalimba instrumentals. A kalimba or mbira is an African instrument that is played with the thumbs. In the video above, Trench plays Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love on the music box-like instrument before Maple comes to say hello.

Below, a more contemporary song choice: All The Small Things by blink-182.

Learn how to play the kalimba with this 10-key beginners’ version, a great starter instrument. They also come in 17-key versions.

Related watching: How does a music box work?

Plus, explore more unusual instruments: The waterphone, the glass armonica, and a homemade Emphatic Chromatic Callioforte.

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.

The makers of the SAVE plug-in are no longer supporting it. For site speed and security, I've chosen to discontinue its use. If you have saved videos, please back them up with browser bookmarks, Pinterest, or another page saving tool, before they disappear in May 2021. Thank you.
 
This video was posted 3 years ago.

Watch more videos about...