The Kalimba is an African musical instrument consisting of a wooden board (often fitted with a resonator) with attached staggered metal tines, played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs. The mbira is usually classified as part of the lamellaphone family and part of the idiophone family of musical instruments.

Members of this broad family of instruments are known by a wide variety of names. The kalimba is also known as marímbula and mbria in the Caribbean Islands.

4 Kalimba Simulator (Thumb piano/ an African musical instrument) with real audio, with #, b, adjustable UI:
- Three Treble: 17 keys
- One Alto: 15 keys

More offline and online songs (Kalimba Tabs) for practice

Play simulator or Connect to real Kalimba (play multi-pitch) with mode:
- Melody & Chord
- Melody Only
- Melody (Treble, Treble 1, Treble 2, Alto, Piano Chord)
- Real Time
- Autoplay

Two view mode for beginner and professional

Build my own tabs and export pdf (similar KTabS): build, pre-play and save, open Kalimba tabs

Import & export midi file. Use this app for creating Standard Midi File (SMF)

Share your tabs to world. Download tabs from world

Record feature: record, play back and share

Export .wav file for better sound quality than recording by microphone. You can use it as ringtone or share it to your friends

Kalimba Tabs with songs:
- Yesterday once more
- Heart and Soul
- Heal the World
- When you believe
- My love
- You are my sunshine
- Happy birthday
- Kiss the rain
- ...
** Kalimba Tabs is updated regularly

What’s New

Version 2.6.1

[2.6.1] NEW features: Learning Kalimba, retune, reverb, background music feature
- New Time-Painting-Scheme
- Improve and Optimize UI, sound, gameplay, memory, record, connect Real Kalimba feature

* Fix bugs:
- No show video
- Small bugs

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
510 Ratings

510 Ratings

justmejodi ,

Excellent app!

In anticipation of my Kalimba, I have been using this app to practice. I am addicted! Had a question and the developer responded quickly, thank you! I just wish there was an option to save frequently played tabs instead of scrolling or searching for them. And a big thank you to the individuals that share their tabs in PDF format! Never played any instrument or knowing how to read notes, with this app I am able to play music!!!

Foot-la ,

Excellent music trainer

The sound is pleasant and accurate to my physical Kalimba, and being able to display notes on the keys is a great teaching aid. I’m just touching on the tabs function now, but can tell it’s going to be fun and educational. The song tutorials are valuable as a way of teaching chord combinations and how they can be used.

In short, I’m very happy with this app and will continue to use it daily.

No real Functionalty ,

Not easy to use, sound quality, intrusive ads

I think the technology here assembled in the right way could actually be a pretty decent app but the attention to detail in different places just makes it not work.

I understand ads if people have to make money - but they’re so disruptive so often here it doesn’t give you a chance to get into the flow

The quality of the Keylimba sound is not great, doesn’t sound like real life, even for an app it doesn’t sound as good as the other unity-based app in the App Store, though that has less functionality. The samples should be redone with care.

Using all the features is not very intuitive, I don’t think a UX professional helped at all or gave input here.

It looks like most of the development work has been done here, some attention to detail could make this a perfectly fine or even excellent app.


Son Truong Ngoc
100.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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