Free Download・Composing For Mbira・Book + Audio

New to composing? Looking for fresh licks and juicy chord progression ideas? Or just fancy picking up a handful of free tunes to learn? This short, refreshing and fun guide will open up new creative directions for you on your mbira journey (suitable for players of all abilities).

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Highlights  

・Compose and improvise your own music

・Get inside the structure behind 100s of Western 'pop' songs (video on this page)

・13 audio tracks

・Blank Tab for your own compositions

・Suitable for Nyamaropa and Gandanga/Mavembe tuned instruments

Composing for Mbira is part of our FREE Mbira Bundle (along with our popular 'Mbira Chord Tab' and 'Kuridza Mbira Tab' packs). Click the image and select this item to start your free download.

Composing for Mbira is part of our FREE Mbira Bundle (along with our popular 'Mbira Chord Tab' and 'Kuridza Mbira Tab' packs). Click the image and select this item to start your free download.

100s of Pop songs use the same 4 Chords! Check out this super fun video for inspiration and learn to play along using the ideas in 'Composing for Mbira'. Bad Language Alert - once at 5.20

Learn how to inject fun 'Pop' motifs like this widespread musical phrase into your mbira compositions.

Thanks to Rodrigo Laje (Argentina) for the beautiful mbira used in nearly all the accompanying recordings (pictured centre - G Nyamaropa tuning - close to C Major). Sebastian Pott (Germany) made the Gandanga/Mavembe tuned mbira played on the final track. This 'Village' tuning was developed in partnership with Chartwell Dutiro to match early recordings of musicians in his family/village.

Thanks to Rodrigo Laje (Argentina) for the beautiful mbira used in nearly all the accompanying recordings (pictured centre - G Nyamaropa tuning - close to C Major).

Sebastian Pott (Germany) made the Gandanga/Mavembe tuned mbira played on the final track. This 'Village' tuning was developed in partnership with Chartwell Dutiro to match early recordings of musicians in his family/village.