Easy songs for the 8 Note Kalimba

There are not many songs these days that are easily available for people who love to play the cute 8 note kalimba which is why we have compiled the best easy songs for this instrument and will continue to build upon our library. This resource is perfectly suited to our pocket sized kalimbas. 

Most songs use other octaves that are not readily available on this instrument but a lot of them can be simplified to be suitable. As 8 note kalimbas are typically tuned to C-major they can be tuned differently which is why in this blog we will be using the letter notes and not number notation as it is universal to everyone!

1. You Raise Me Up

G A B C°

B B A G F G E

G C° C° C°

B B A G F G

G B C°

B B A G F G C°

C G F E

E E D C D C

2. River flows in you 

C° B C° B C° G C° F

C E C° B C° B C G C° F

C E C° B C°

C° B C° C° B C°

C F C (C E) F G E D

D C D C C D E

E F G F E D

C E C° B C°

C° B C° C° B C°

C F C (C E) F G (A C) B G

C° C° B C°

C D E C E F G

E F E D C

3. Happy Birthday

C D C F E

C C D C G F

C C C. A

F F E D

C° C° B G A (C E G)

4. Somewhere over the rainbow

C C. B G A B C°

C A (C E G)

D F E 

C D E F D

C C D E C

5. Titanic theme song (My heart will go on)

C D

C G F E D

E F E

D C C D

D C C  

C D

C G F E D

E F E D C C D 

C C D 

D E D C

6. Faded 

C G G E G E G A (G B)

G G D (G B) B

G G G (D F) 

F F E G

C G G E G E G A (G B)

G G C. B B 

G G A

B B B (E G B)

G G B C° C° C°

B B (E G B)

B B B (D F) F F

B B B (E G B) 

G G B C° C° C°

B B B (E G B) 

B B B (D F) F F

B B B (E G B)

E G E D

G C° C° B

G C° C° B A

B B B (E G B) 

E G G E C° C

B A B A B AB A G C° E C° (G B)

7. Country Roads

C D E D C D

E D C E G A

A G G E

D C D E

D C C C D C

8. Hallelujah

E (G C) G G 

G (A E) A A

E (G C) G G

G G (A E) A A

A (A C) A A A

(A D G) G F (G C) G D

E (G C) G G

G (A C) A (B D)

G (A E) A A

A A (A D) A B

B (B E) B B

B (C° G) C°

C° B (B C) A C°

E G (F A) A E

A G (C E) E C

E G (F A) A E

A G (C E) F E D C C D

9. You are my sunshine

C D E F F

F E F C C

C D E F A 

A G F E G C

C D E F A

A G F E C

C D E

F D D E C G C

10. Twinkle Twinkle little star

C C G G (F A) A G

F F E E (C D) D C

G G F F (C E) E D

G G F F (C E) E D

C C G G (F A) A G

F F E E (C D) D C

11. Fly Me to the Moon

C. B A G F G A 

C. B A G F E

A G F E D

E F A G F E D C

C D A A C. B G

C D F F A G F E

C° B A G F G A 

C° B A G F E

A G F E D

E F A G F E D C

C D A A C° B G

G A C C B B C° C

12. Concerning hobbits 

C D E G E D C

E G A C. B G E F E D

C D E G E D C E C

E A B C° B G E F E D

C D E G E D C

13. Sound of silence

C C C C E D C

C C C C C D C C

C C C E E G G A A (E G)

C C C E E G G A A (E G)

C C A A 

A B C° C°

B A (E G)

A G (C E)

C C C G

C C C

14. Four Seasons spring

C E E E D C G

G F E E E D C G

G F E

A G A E D

C E E E D C G

G F E E E D C G

G F E F G F E D

C G F E F G A G

C G F E F G A G

C A G F E D C D C C

C G F E F G A G

C G F E F G A G

C A G F E D C D C C

15. Avatar the Last Airbender

G G F E

G G F E

D E E E D C

E E E D C

G G G F E

G G F E 

E E E D C

E E D C

G G F E 

G G F E 

D E E E D C

E E E D C

G G G  F E

G G  F E 

E E E D C

E E D C

16. Minuet Bach

(C E G) C D E F (G C) C C

(F A) F G A B (C° C) C C

(D F) G F E D (C E) F E D C D

E D C D E D 

(C E G) C D E F (G C) C C

(F A) F G A B (C° C) C C

(D F) G F E D (C E) F E D C D

E D C D E D 

17. Ode to Joy

E E F G G F E D

C D E E D D 

E E F G G F E D

C C D E D C C

D D E C D E F E C

D E F E D C D D

E E F G G F E D

C C D E D C C

18. Pirates of the caribbean

D D D E F F

F G E E D C C D 

C C D D D E

F F F G E E D C D

C C D D D F G G

G A A A A G A D

D E F F G A D

D F E E F D E

19. Bohemian Rhapsody

C E A G

C E A G

(C E) E C E A G

C D E E

E (F D) G F E D

D E (F D) G F E D 

(C E) E E G B A A

A (C° C) C° C° C° C° A F E D

20. Jingle Bells 

E E E E E E 

E G C D E

F F F F F E E 

E E E D D E D G

E E E E E E

E G C D E

F F F F F E E E

E E G G F D C

21. Angels we have heard on high

E E E E G G F E

E D E G E D C

E E E G G F E

E D E G E D C

E E E G G F E

E D E G E D C

E E E G G F E

E D E G E D C

G A G F E F

G F E D E

F E D C D

G G

C D E F E D

G A G F E F

G F E D E

F E D C D G G

C D E F E D C

22. Santa Claus is Coming to Town

G E F G G

G A B C° C°

E F G G G A G F F

E G C E D F B C°

G E F G G

G A B C° C°

E F G G G A G F F

E G C E D F B C°

23. Never gonna give you up

C D F D A A G

C D F D G G F

C D F D F G E D C G F

C D F D A A G

C D F D C° E F E D

C D F D F G E D C G F

24. Death bed

E G G E E A E

E G G D

D G E D D D C

C D E

D G E D D D D

G G E D C

G A G E

E A G E D C

G A G E

E A G E G D D

C D E G E G D D

C D E G E G D D

E D E D

C D E G E G D D

C D E G E G D D

E D E D

E D E D

25. Killing me softly

C° C° C° C° A E G F

B B B B G D E

E E E E A C° B A

C° C° A C° B G B A

A A C° A G C G F

F F F E D D D E

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