Please note: You can edit and audition all scores, but you need to sign up in order to save your changes.
Using this website
Notations: Mbira dzavadzimu
Notations: Mbira dzavadzimu (with extra keys)
Notations: Matepe / Madhebhe / Hera
Notations: 15-key Karimba 'Nyunga Nyunga'
- How to sample Mbiras
- How to slice up recordings
About this website
Name of the piece
Optional name suffix to distinguish this version from other pieces with the same name, e.g. 'old' or '2'
Alternative names of the piece.
Type of Piece
Adapted to the Mbira
Unknown / Other
Who created this database entry?
Who created the transcription?
Recording / Video
Unknown / Other
How was the information obtained?
Who taught, performed or composed the piece?
Physical location or URL
Details about the source. Who were former sources of the piece? When and were was it obtained by them?
This score plays all Matepe keys from lowest to highest pitch, regardless of their position on the soundboard. Select an instruments from the dropdown box next to the Play button, and press Play again to hear its sound. Adjust the tempo to your liking.
Comments. E.g. Meaning of the piece's name, according to the source?
Mbira dzavadzimu (with extra keys)
Matepe / Madhebhe / Hera
15-key Karimba 'Nyunga Nyunga'
Nyonganyonga / Malimba
Which type of instrument is this piece for?
Chaka Chawasarira's numbering
James Kamwaza's numbering
Rattletree forum numbering
Notation used in the scores below
---- Other Notations
Pitch.4 --> Pitch+Octaves.4
Pitch.4 --> Pitch.1
Pitch.4 --> James Kamwaza's numbering
Pitch.4 --> Rattletree forum numbering
Pitch.4 --> Chaka Chawasarira's numbering
---- Other Instruments
Pitch.4 --> Mbira dzavadzimu: Pitch
Pitch.4 --> Nyonganyonga / Malimba: Pitch.1
Shift Down 1
Shift Down 2
Shift Down 3
Shift Up 1
Shift Up 2
Shift Up 3
Cycle Down 1
Cycle Down 2
Cycle Down 3
Cycle Up 1
Cycle Up 2
Cycle Up 3
60...900 Pulses Per Minute. Leave empty to use the default tempo for the instrument class
Text size measurement DIV