Ocarinas are a truly beautiful instrument that dates back thousands of years. In this Instructable, I will be giving tips and advice for those choosing their first ocarina.

Step 1: Ocarinas I Do Not Recommend

Peruvian Pendants are a very common type of ocarina, and usually have 6-8 holes. they are also known for having unique designs on them.

However, i do not recommend these ocarinas for a couple of reasons:
-The are made out of cheap clay that doesn't resonate well.
-They have little or no tuning.

however if this is the only ocarina available to you, any Ocarina is better than none at all.

This is a great ible! But for the record, the Chinese were the first to make an ocarina, but a European guy was the first to turn it into a transverse and give it 9 - 12 holes. Nice ocarina collection!
Oh wait..I meant to post that somewhere else...
<p>lol, i see what you did there :D</p>
Add a link for the zelda ocarinas!!!
<p>go to thinkgeek.com</p>
Do you have a fingering chart for an Alto C ocarina... It's the $3 type<br>Such as this <br>http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=sweet+potato+ocarina&amp;oe=utf-8&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;channel=np&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;tbm=shop&amp;cid=13784847405838144909&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=GKllTr_1GaXhsQKLldTECg&amp;ved=0CG4Q8wIwAw<br><br><br>Any suggestion will appreciated ... Thanks!
I remember my first ocarina. A peruvian pendant I got in New Orleans. ah, memories.
I wondered what the painted sharks teeth had to do with ocarinas...wonderful information on the different types, that's a lovely and varied collection you have, thank you for sharing.
Wow, that collection runs the whole gambit of ocarina types...<br>OOH! Is that a multi-chambered ocarina I see?
Wow. Ocarina's - I had forgotten these even existed, remember playing these at school when I was a kid. I have never seen nor heard of one since.
only problem is that all the good looking ones are really expensive<br>
Do you have any....fingering charts (i guess) for a 9-hole ocarina. I don't play mine much except from ear. Thanks.
What kind is it?<br>is it one of the following?<br><br>http://www.stlocarina.com/r3.html<br>http://www.stlocarina.com/e3dis.html<br>http://www.stlocarina.com/ocarina-by-type-9-hole.html<br>http://www.mountainsocarina.com/ocarinas1b.htm#polycarbonateg
its is the <br>http://www.stlocarina.com/e3dis.html<br>one, only I didn't order it from there so I didn't get the song book.
How's this? <br>http://blog.stlocarina.com/storage/fingering-charts/9HoleE.PDF
That's great! Thank you, now to decode some music. That much the band nerd part of me Can do ^_^.
Do you recommend an alto(c) or soprano(c) sweet potato ocarina? Or a key besides c?
Well, Alto's are larger than sopranos, so they are usually better for people with large hands, however it really depends on how high you want it to sound, the sopranos is higher than the alto, so the alto may be better for those with sensitive hearing.
Ok, cool thanks.<br>
Thats an amazing ocarina collection! Where did you get the really small necklace ones?
You sure like your ocarinas!<br>Thanks for the 'ible<br>

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