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Author Topic: What ocarina(s) do you recommend I start with?  (Read 4353 times)
Cliff
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« on: October 18, 2008, 01:19:09 am »

Originally written by Karl Ahrens, posted in this forum by Cliff:

If possible, we recommend starting with both a C and a G polycarbonate ocarina. Why? Well, I feel best when clients order both instruments because, even though the two differ in character and tonal range, you play the two in the same way, in other words the two instrument differ in character and tonal range. Most people will enjoy having both, often more than they initially realize.

If you have to choose one key to get started, a key of G may be your best choice. From talking with teachers who use our instruments in music education co-ops, we feel that the G ocarina might be slightly easier at first, though all our ocarinas are easy to learn to play relative to most other instruments. Also, the key of G works best with our Learning to Play Mountain Ocarinas® music curriculum because songs on the companion CDs are recorded on a G ocarina.


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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009, 06:26:16 pm »

Cliff,

Can you explain the values of the tonal range for each note as they are listed. That is why are they called B4 F6 etc?

I have been doing some research and cant seem to find the answer.

Thanks

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009, 05:44:09 am »

Twist,

The tone, pitch, range for the MOs are:

MO C - C5 to E6
MO G - F sharp 5 to B6

The notation B4 F6 is called the scientific pitches.
C4 is middle C which on a piano is the C in the
middle of the keyboard. C5 is then one octave
above C4.

I hope that clears it up for you.

Tom


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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009, 01:41:37 pm »

Tom,

Thanks for the answer. Now I undersand.

Twist


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