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Step 20: Making the fourth hole

Like before you can tune this hole 1 of 2 ways you can cover the #1 hole and tune for a D
or leave all the holes open and tune for an E just like it shows in the finger chart you made.

<p>If you want to it yourself just look for woodprix website. There is all you need to make it :)</p>
<p>Going to give this one a try, look like you could have fun with the kids.</p>
<p>Hi... This is a great project but the final product cannot possibly work. Unfortunately you have transposed incorrectly. The sequence C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C is a major scale and is thus, (where W represent a whole tone step and H a half tone step) W-W-H-W-W-W-H. So, If you want to start at E (which is fine) and put the same division between notes, (ie. play a major scale), the sequence needs to be E-(F#/Gb)-(G#/Ab)-A-B-(C#/Db)-(D#/Eb)-E and you need to tune the open holes accordingly. The reason yours will not work is that although you have tuned to real notes, the tonal spacing between them is not the same because of your mistake, as a normal English pendant 4-hole ocarina and so when you start making notes by lifting multiple fingers and adding together the area of the holes you will not end up with the right notes at all... you may even end up with micro tonal notes which are not part of Western music - notes between notes as it were. If your ocarina DOES work then you have not done what you have described here. Please understand that I am not saying this to be nasty. I really admire the information you have shared here and have found it helpful in giving me clues as to how to go about making an oc of my own. I just want to help you and anyone else who might be struggling getting their instrument to play properly. All the best. Napier. :-)</p>
<p>Man, this thing is frustrating. On the fipple section - your &quot;window&quot; looks like a rectangle. No where in the directions do you mention a rectangle. Heck, you dont even tell us to cut out the square and how big that hole should be. You only say to make a square behind the window 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch. No wonder this didn't win any awards.</p>
<p>Man, this thing is frustrating. On the fipple section - your &quot;window&quot; looks like a rectangle. No where in the directions do you mention a rectangle. Heck, you dont even tell us to cut out the square and how big that hole should be. You only say to make a square behind the window 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch. No wonder this didn't win any awards.</p>
<p>Trying to build this but there isn't enough detail when cutting out the 1/2 inch section for the mouth piece. Should that just be a flat recess or should it be angled at all? Also, the pics could have been a bit better and closer up. IN the step where you attach the front, one would think that the piece was too short. You should modify the instructions to be a bit more clear about gluing it towards the bottom and that a small space on top will remain for the mouthpiece.</p>
<p>Also, what in the world does this mean::</p><p>make a mark 3/4&quot; on the airway. Does that mean make a mark 3/4 of the way on the air way? I knew I'd hit a step that wouldn't be clear and all the work up until this point is wasted :-(</p>
<p>Trying to build this but there isn't enough detail when cutting out the 1/2 inch section for the mouth piece. Should that just be a flat recess or should it be angled at all? Also, the pics could have been a bit better and closer up. IN the step where you attach the front, one would think that the piece was too short. You should modify the instructions to be a bit more clear about gluing it towards the bottom and that a small space on top will remain for the mouthpiece.</p>
I'm pretty sure this isn't how a ocarina is tuned. I have made a wood sweet potato ocarina (http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Ocarina-made-of-Walnut/) , the notes are played by removing multiple fingers, it looks like you made it play different notes by only removing one finger, which makes the holes end up really big. On a sweet potato ocarina it's the sum of all the open holes that makes the notes, not just one big hole for each not. I have never made or played an inline ocarina though, they may be different. Anyway, pretty good instructable overall! I will try making one more or less like this sometime.
Also, I offset the holes to allow my big fingers to fit, and hold #4 is as small as it looks. Notes involving that hole are off key a bit, bigger holes would be problematic for the tiny fingers of my toddler.
I am getting my daughters some Ocarinas, though, I have to wait for them to be shipped... I have a 1 year old... who will eventually be playing as well. Tomorrow is her birthday, I wanted to see if I could find a way to make a decent, simple ocarina for her to make noise on. I have some wood left over from the Doll House I made for them a year or so ago, so... last night, and into the morning I made one of these... Though the fipple had to be filed down further and an improvised reed added due to bad job on the first fipple attempt (reed made from the same wood). Not cherry, but standard 3mm ply wood followed up with a oak stain. It sounds great. Spent a hour or so on the holes alone... tuning is interesting. Thank you for your outstanding instructable.
Very awesome. You could a two more holes easily and then it could play an octave plus two notes higher.Making one now will tell you how it turns out.<br>
Kind of a bummer you didn't win anything for this, it's awesome! i Will make this at some point, it is just to awesome to pass up!
Cool design. Im trying to make this. I do have one question: What did you use to cut the wood?
That design on your ocarina, i think its a tree branch? anyways it looks great! what did you use to make it? dremel (i hope so, i want to make that design to XD)?
Thanks 10$man. <br>Yea it's a tree bush type thing. The top one I made with a V carving tool and the side one was made with a wood burner, the kind that look like soldering irons. <br>Unfortunately I didn't even make one of the finalist but thanks for the well wishes. :)
I hope you win!, Your Ocarina tutorials are the best i have ever seen! tell us if you win!<br><br>(once you get on your way with that buisness i might think about buying a ocarina or 2 :) )
Thanks! Here is the sound sample. <br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSjJhQeexv8
Very cool! But can we hear the sound aswell as the other ones?

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