Thumb Piano (Mbira) – natural, coconut – Video

A natural version of our painted thumb piano, showing the natural grain of the Teak or Bono wood used for the sound board. It has the same construction as the painted thumb piano and similarly easy to play.

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A lovely, quiet sound and more challenging to play than some of the other instruments for very young children, this is a great addition to your collection.

To play the Mbira, hold it in both hands with your fingers wrapped underneath the instrument and your thumbs freed up to play the metal notes which are facing with the long ends towards you.

Don’t try to flick the metal spokes up or tweak them, just brush your thumbs in a downwards stroking motion and the notes will resound.