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Old 08-06-2005, 01:23 PM
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Hi, I want to know if it is easy to play with a ocarina and if it worth the price? Because I plan to buy one .

If there was a thread like this who already exist please excuse me and show me the link
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Old 08-06-2005, 01:37 PM
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Re: Ocarina (instrument) question

It's worth it only for the novelty factor. Or if you like flutes and that type of instrument.

If you plan on learning an instrument, learn one that you can actually show off. You aren't going to be performing at local parties with an Ocarina.
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Old 08-06-2005, 01:40 PM
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Re: Ocarina (instrument) question

I have one. It's okay but I can only play three notes!
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Old 08-06-2005, 01:41 PM
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Re: Ocarina (instrument) question

How many holes does a real Ocarina have?
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Old 08-06-2005, 01:48 PM
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Re: Ocarina (instrument) question

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How many holes does a real Ocarina have?
Depends on the model.

I've seen ads in Nintendo Power... some have 4, others have more.
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Old 08-06-2005, 01:59 PM
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Re: Ocarina (instrument) question

Sweat potatoe 4 and the extended one 6.
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Old 08-06-2005, 02:15 PM
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Re: Ocarina (instrument) question

the ones sold by big corporations are equivalent to a plastic recorder. if you want a nice one and your really into it, the ocarinas from peru and chile are more like the ones in LoZ
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Old 08-06-2005, 02:15 PM
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Hi, I want to know if it is easy to play with a ocarina and if it worth the price? Because I plan to buy one
The 4 holed one is pretty easy, but it dosent look like the ones in Oot. The 6 holed one is hard, but it looks exactly like they do in Oot.
P.S. If you want a really good one, get it from Songbird!!!
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Old 08-06-2005, 04:13 PM
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Re: Ocarina (instrument) question

Eh, it all depends on how much of an ear for music you have. The ocarina is probably the easiest instrument I've ever played. A half hour after I opened the box, I could play all the Zelda Temple songs.
Like someone said, buy it from Songbirdocarinas. Go for the Extended Sweet Potato I say, but take your pick. I have one, and my only complaint against it is the range.
At first, it'll be strictly novelty - something that isn't that impressive - like someone else above said.

However, if you're skilled with some woodwind instruments or you have a knack for the thing, the Ocarina could be a performance instrument and beyond. Good vibrato and pitch control is definately impressive to show off... even at big parties.

Myself? I love it. It's been a while, and I don't play it much anymore, but I can play a multitude of songs, from simple Zelda melodies to Ave Maria and Celtic traditional music. From slow songs like Amazing Grace to Clock Town Second Day and way beyond.

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Old 08-06-2005, 07:46 PM
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Re: Ocarina (instrument) question

So what should I do? ocarina or extended one?
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Old 08-06-2005, 08:03 PM
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Re: Ocarina (instrument) question

Well, you could do more with an extended range ocarina. I suppose this isn't unlike deciding between an average car and an awesome car.

Both will be fine in the easy tests (simple songs; most zelda themes), but only the awesome one will perform well in harder tests (Actual performance; tonal range of the instrument).

The only difference in beginning is that the Extended has more holes (one more in the back).
But unless you play in the higher ranges, you'll just be keeping your thumbs on the hole without moving them. So it's not that much harder to play compared to the normal ocarina.

I suggest going with Extended. In the end, you can do more and play more with it. The only setback would be it's harder to play. But read: only slightly harder to play in the beginning. By the time you'll be ready to tackle full high range songs, this shouldn't be an issue anymore.
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Old 08-06-2005, 08:43 PM
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Re: Ocarina (instrument) question

I have a question too, has anyone actually ordered one from nintendo power? oh, and I think the extended is $40 (US) from nintendo power, is this a good price?
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Old 08-06-2005, 09:01 PM
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Re: Ocarina (instrument) question

You dont order them from NP. You go to the website and order. And yes, i have a regular sweet potatoe from there. Actually its $49.95 US + MSRP
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Old 08-06-2005, 09:04 PM
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Re: Ocarina (instrument) question

The website is songbirdocarina.com I will think about wich one to take
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Old 08-07-2005, 05:55 PM
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Re: Ocarina (instrument) question

I have another question, do you think I should get the normal size one or an XL one. Which one would better suit a kid?
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Old 08-07-2005, 08:11 PM
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Re: Ocarina (instrument) question

Kid=Normal
Teen=XL
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Old 08-08-2005, 09:14 AM
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Re: Ocarina (instrument) question

So now I have to put $US into $CND , it will cost me lots of money if I take a XL but it is better....

And 2 last questions
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From songbirdocarina.com:The XL model "Sweet Potato Ocarina" is a replica of the actual Ocarina of Time from the Legend of Zelda series from Nintendo, and is LARGER and DEEPER SOUNDING than the other Sweet Potato Ocarinas.
Is it very deeper? Is it the one he use in the video?
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Old 08-08-2005, 01:47 PM
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Re: Ocarina (instrument) question

For the people who have an orcarina i was wondering where i could find LOZ songs for it besides the songbird site.
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Old 08-08-2005, 02:01 PM
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Re: Ocarina (instrument) question

I have yet another question, for those of you who ordered from www.songbirdocarina.com , did you get the normal or the XL? Oh and like Hylian Ranger said, is the XL a lot deeper, or just slightly deeper?
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Old 08-08-2005, 02:23 PM
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Re: Ocarina (instrument) question

I got the normal.
I'm not sure, but i think it is the one in the video.
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