We know some of you can’t do without your video tutorials so we’ve compiled some of our favourite tutorials we found! Keep checking because we will keep updating and changing them. Occasionally we will also be putting up some exclusive tutorials that you won’t find elsewhere. As there are different types of mbira in Zimbabwe the tutorials here are also a reflection of that.
How To Tune A Mbira
Many people sometimes get a mbira and don’t have the slightest idea of how to tune one. Here is a great video to help you on that…
Get started on your mbira by learning this timeless classic that most mbira players started off with.You don’t have to learn everything that is on the video at once and at the same speed. Play real slow, precision more important than speed.
Online Mbira Lessons by Joel Laviolette
Joel Laviolette offers online mbira tutorial videos at $20 per song.
Each lesson contains:
- A high quality video to clearly see what’s going on.
- Transcriptions in many common formats and Western Notation.
- Discussion of the history and and stories behind the pieces.
- Personal Comment form so you can communicate directly with Joel if you have any questions.
Nyunga Nyunga Tutorial
Introductory nyunga nyunga tutorial by the late Taku Mafika