ZETONG Legend of Zelda Ocarina 12 Hole Alto C with Textbook and Protective Bag, Perfect for Beginners and Professional Performance
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Alright, I think I get the idea. Sounds strange to me, to have 2 A's and being able to identify both as different A's somehow.
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A multichamber ocarina takes a single chambered ocarina of a given pitch range, such as bass, alto, or soprano, and adds additional chambers which extend the range of the high end. Multichambers are available in pitch ranges from bass to soprano. A bass double starts an octave lower than an alto in the same key, and finishes an octave lower at the top. The Xun, pronounced 'shoon', is a Chinese ocarina like instrument that features a flute-like blowhole instead of a ducted voicing as found on the other designs listed here. I don't have much to say about them regarding serious playing as they are functionally a different instrument, with their own playing tradition. They have two or three globular chambers either arranged side by side, or in a triangle, and wind-ways combined into one for the player to blow. On most of them I have seen, the base pitches of the chambers are tuned in unison.
Also, I don't want to give you too much information, but having the reference note A4 = 440Hz is just a convention. You will find people that play old concert music and new agers that will use another reference (the first for historical accuracy, the others on self-proclaimed health benefits). While playing any wind instrument it is important to sit or stand straight, as it increases the volume of your chest and allows you to play longer between breaths. Give it a try, breathe in as much as you can while slouched, then straighten up, and try to inhale. The extended range of a 12 hole ocarina puts far more constraints on their design, and due to this there is much less variation between them:
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Most multichambered ocarinas only have one thumb hole, allowing the right thumb to just support the instrument. Pitch range essentially tells you what pitches you can play on the ocarina. Like many wind instruments, there is a finite number of pitches that any given ocarina can play. And, these pitches are directly related to how many holes the instrument has.For anyone interested in playing the ocarina as a serious instrument I strongly recommend avoiding zalda and other media inspired ocarinas entirely. Xuns Harmony ocarinas are multichambers that are tuned to play in harmony with themselves. They differ from multichamber transverse ocarinas, as those are instead designed to extend range. Physical constraints mean that the designs, as well as playing styles of the two differ considerably. The transverse ocarina is a 19th century Italian instrument. They are held across the body similar to a transverse flute, but are much shorter and more globular in shape.
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Adversi, Aldo (1963). L'ocarina di Budrio: Pubblicato in occasione del 1 centenario ed a cura del comitato per le manifestazioni budriesi (in Italian). Bongiovanni. If you find yourself doing that, just pay attention to your thumb while playing and hold the joint straight. It will become automatic after a few days. The 12 hole ocarina exists right on the limit of what is physically attainable, and making it work largely dictates the design of the entire instrument, and leaves a maker with little freedom.
Maintaining a straight posture is easiest to do while standing, but If you do have to sit its best to sit on a rolled up towel or the edge of a chair. This allows the pelvis to tilt forwards and chest to open. The ocarina is fully chromatic, and thus can play in any key that fits within the available range of notes. In general music terminology the term 'base pitch' is more appropriate, but people often use the word 'key' to mean both things. If one scales up an inline to make a bass or contrabass ocarina, the centre of mass moves much further forward from the player than a comparable transverse. This makes the instrument harder to handle.