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mehgcap
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« on: February 05, 2017, 10:17:20 pm »

I feel pretty dumb, but I realized something obvious this morning. I've owned, but not actively played, an ocarina since 2009... This morning I realized I'm not locked to its default key of G. I can pick any key, and while I won't have a full octave of the key, I'm almost guaranteed a major scale, even if it starts and ends on a note that isn't the tonic. Wow, do I feel like an idiot. Smiley Are there any other technical aspects of the range I'm still not seeing?


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kypfer
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 11:31:43 pm »

Not only major scales, but various modes as well ... mixolydian for example, as used on Scottish bagpipes, which have an Amix (two sharps) scale with an extra low G, ideal for the G Mountain Ocarina if you can play the music "as written".


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