This instructable is on the first picture in the Introduction, it is the easiest to make and was my first Mbira ever.
piano thumb Making a
It is best done hands separately at a slow to moderate tempo — C major to begin with and then any other diatonic, whole tone or chromatic scale. Decorator tins come in different shapes and styles. I am afraid I cannot really play these yet, only make them so I cannot tell you how to do that, but you will have loads of fun just playing random notes! Many thanks — happy memories of performing the Goldberg Variations at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in and giving a masterclass there!
Step 2: The Box/resonator
Drill through the faceplate and the wooden front face at the same time, so that the holes match up well. Decorator tins come in different shapes and styles.