In this instruructable you will learn how to make a PVC ocarina!
From wikipedia;
The ocarina ( /RkY�rument.[1] Variations do exist, but a typical ocarina is an enclosed space with four to twelve finger holes and a mouthpiece that projects from the body. It is often ceramic, but other materials may also be used, such as plastic, wood, glass, clay, and metal.

I have searched high and low across the Internet and found no instructions on how to make an ocarina other than clay.
So as far as I know this is a first so bear with me.

here is a vid of how it sounds.

Step 1: tools and materials

(1) 6" piece of sch 40 1 1/4" PVC
(2) 1 1/4" plugs (I had to use a reducer and a plug)
Possibly CA glue ( crazy glue) , I didn't need it

Sand paper 100 and 220
steel rule
various files
1/2" & 1/4" chisel
unibit or drill bits
<p>My grade is doing a project on building recycled instruments. Thank you for saving me from being forced to make a banjo out of a pizza box. Ah, Zelda, I will play your lullaby.....</p>
where did you get the parts from? and could you tell what the exact measurements of the pieces are?
Roughly, what are the diameters of the finger holes?
can you make it more holes? how will it affect the sound? what if it longer or shorter?
A longer or wider ocarina will have a deeper sound, for one, which means a shorter or smaller one will have a higher pitch. As far as the holes go, you can put in as many as you want as long as you have a tuner and know what fingering layout you want. The notes are even affected by how hard you blow into it, as I learned while testing my tuner program on a clay ocarina I had laying around.
Added wav files to all the ocarina instructables <br>Thanks again Rimar.
Good work!<br><br>Can you add a MP3?
the u tube link has a sound sample, I don't know how to play just yet. <br>
Sorry, I had not seen the link to Youtube. <br><br>Here I attach a wav (very poor) I did with the Windows Sound Recorder. I think it must function here. I tried to convert your Youtube to MP3 but something went wrong. <br><br>MP3 or WAV are easy to build today, you can do it using a notebook or desktop PC, digital camera, digital recorder, a digital player / recorder, tablet PC, etc,etc.<br>
How do you attach a wav file? That would be better than posting a youtube link. :)
Using &quot;Upload Image&quot;. As simple as this!
Wish I had known that sooner, that was easy! ;P <br>Thanks Rimar.
Gosh, how did I miss this when you published it?<br><br>Well done!

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