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What is this instrument called? here's the link and the picture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppE4XzWbIg8    
Look at the picture first please

This instrument is actually an electronic Kalimba, also known as the thumb piano. The user plucks the metal prongs to create various sounds. The electric side of this one just allows it to be plugged into a computer or amp when needed.

The Kalimba originated in Africa and was actually invented twice. About 3,000 years ago, on the west coast of Africa, a wood/bamboo version was invented. Then, about 1300 years ago in the Zambezi Valley, versions with metal prongs were invented.

I hope this answered your question! Thanks for a great challenge!

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Chelsey Moudry


I can identify specific instruments in a piece of music, or in a video. I can provide information on how an instrument is used and the history behind it. This includes a large variety of instruments from all over the world. Asian instruments are my strong area, but I have a wide variety of knowledge on instruments in many other countries.


I collect music from around the world. Part of my interest is a research into what gives that area's music such a unique sound, and in order to find that out, I have to be familiar with what instruments are used and the history behind them, so I have spent many hours doing research on my own time and learning about a large variety of musical instruments around the world.

1 year of music history classes (no degree), 3rd year of college for nursing.

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