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 Post subject: Re: Please introduce yourself in this thread
PostPosted: 17 Aug 2013, 15:26 

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Hi Esther, welcome!
I hope you'll find all the ocarina information you are looking for here. Don't hesitate to ask any questions!
If I may ask, which ocarinas do you own from Focalink and Pacchioni? I'm just curious :D .


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 Post subject: Re: Please introduce yourself in this thread
PostPosted: 18 Aug 2013, 01:10 

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Hi Bas,
The ocarinas that I have :

Focalink Tear drop shape AC.

Focalink 12 holes straw fire :
SC, SG, SF, AC.

Focalink straw fire :
Dolce double AC, Dolce Triple AC

Focalink forte Triple AC

Pacchioni Triple-P AC3 and TG4

You would have think that I have too many for a beginner.
The reason why I bought so many, is because I am searching for suitable ocarina. I find difficult to hold 12 holes effortlessly when playing the last 3 high notes. As for multi chamber, I need to learn chamber switching.

I still can't play vibrato at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Please introduce yourself in this thread
PostPosted: 18 Aug 2013, 01:22 

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That's quite a collection you've got going there! But don't worry. You can never have too many ocarinas, especially when figuring out where your preferences lie :D .
I'm sure as you keep practicing gripping the ocarina on the higher notes will become absolutely natural. The same goes for chamber switching on your multichambered ocarinas of course.
You might want to check out this and this topic as a start. If you have any questions make sure to post them!


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 Post subject: Re: Please introduce yourself in this thread
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Thank you, Bas


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 Post subject: Re: Please introduce yourself in this thread
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Hi;
I thought I had said hello, but apparently I didn't push submit. I bought an old broken pottery ocarina about 30 some years ago, didn't know what it was, but did the research, then later a niece gave me a very nice new artist made pendant. I didn't get serious about learning how to play until four years ago, I enjoy practicing just about everyday.


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Hello, my name is Todd but I use the name Ubizmo on YouTube and elsewhere. I'm originally from Cranston, Rhode Island, in the northeastern USA, but I've been living in Philadelphia for a long time now. I started playing the ocarina about five years ago. I mostly play Mountain ocarinas, but I do own and play a few others. As a musician, I'm strictly a hobbyist. I've played one instrument or another (saxophone, recorder, flute, tin whistle) all my life, but always for my own personal enjoyment.

I wish I had the training and skills to be a jazz musician, but I don't, so I settle for trying to incorporate jazz-like touches into my music. I'd love to play the ocarina the way Tom Horn plays the recorder. That's my musical ocarina goal.


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 Post subject: Re: Please introduce yourself in this thread
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Hi Ubizmo and welcome to the forum. It is very nice to meet you again!


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Hello - My name is Kristi. I live in North America. More specifically, I live in Northern Utah. It's really fun to see from what areas in the world ocarina enthusiasts reside. I am brand spanking new to ocarinas! I am involved in various ceramic projects currently and thought I would like to try to make an ocarina from clay. I am attempting my first ocarina today. I'll enjoy learning from others in this forum. Thanks to all for this wonderful tool! Kristi


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Heloo! I've been messing around with the ocarina for a few months, but I've just begun to get serious about it, so I'm sure to ask a lot of questions about everything.

And the rest may or may not be known as time passes by.., nice to meet you guys :)


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 Post subject: Re: Please introduce yourself in this thread
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Hi Kristi and Hotei, welcome to the forum! :)


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Hi everyone! My name is Matt, and I live in Southern IL in the US. I am a long time music enthusiast. My formal education was in Percussion, and I played semi professionally since I was in High School and into College. I play all percussion instruments, recorders, harmonicas, ukulele, Mountain dulcimer, Highland bagpipes, and ocarinas. I have played 12 and 10 hole ocarinas, as well as some doubles. I have recently decided that I really prefer 10 hole single chamber ocarinas of the Italian flavor the most. I mostly play instruments by Hans Rotter. I like a wide variety of music, too much to list here! My main work is in Christian Broadcasting. I work for Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN).


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 Post subject: Re: Please introduce yourself in this thread
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Hola Little geese. Mi nombre es Sergio García, vivo en mi país, Chile. Desde mi juventud amo el arte y entre mis actividades he visitado museos. Entre ellos, los espléndidos museos en Perú y Ecuador y por supuesto los de Chile. he visto en sus salas los magníficos instrumentos precolombinos de arcilla, flautas globulares y trompetas, sonajas , tambores, flautas de pan, quenas, etc. No imaginé nunca que después de no continuar estudiando Diseño Industrial, me dedicaría a aprender Cerámica para ganarme la vida; estando en ello, llegó a mis manos un libro de organología del folklor chileno donde aparecía una ocarina, instrumento musical lamentablemente extinto del norte chileno. Esto me inspiró para que comenzara un largo camino que no ha terminado aún. Soy constructor autodidacta de ocarinas desde 1975. Mi marca es arcoíris.
Les saludo a todos y espero aportar , dentro de mis posibilidades, pues aún estoy aprendiendo.


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 Post subject: Re: Please introduce yourself in this thread
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Those look like a quality product.

What is the fingering system for the 10-holes? The left hand little finger hole looks too small for either the Budrio or Oriental systems. I don't see any fingering charts or tutorial materials on your site. ( http://www.ocarinas.cl/index/Bienvenida_.html )


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 Post subject: Re: Please introduce yourself in this thread
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Gracias Jack .
La digitación depende del modelo. Pero no uso ni la digitación de Budrio ni la oriental, uso mi propio sistema. En la parte delantera ( 8 hoyos ) de las ocarinas transversales uso un orden correlativo de digitación. Se destapan los orificios de derecha a izquierda. En la parte de atrás ( 2 hoyos + ventana ) generalmente destapo primero el pulgar izquierdo seguido del pulgar derecho, o viceversa en otros modelos.
Explico porqué:
Cuando comencé a trabajar habían dos ejemplares de ocarinas. Uno aparecía en la fotografía del libro ( una Meissen que se mostraba como precolombina, craso error del autor, por cuanto después de muchos años supe que era de factura europea ) y a la cual nunca tuve acceso.
Y otro modelo ( que aún no he sabido quien la construyó y me gustaría saberlo algún día ) que también tenía la misma digitación de Budrio (hoyo para meñique izquierdo muy grande ) y estaba rota y que fue el modelo inicial para comenzar a trabajar.
En ambos casos nunca tuve información de su digitación. Estábamos sin contacto de internet ni nada parecido en esa época.
Para poder continuar mi proyecto de " rescate " recurrí a los músicos conocidos, museos, etc. Estaba comenzando a aprender el manejo de la arcilla. Los músicos nunca imaginaron que ese hoyo tan desproporcionado en tamaño para el meñique izquierdo fuera el penúltimo; yo menos, no tocaba ningún instrumento musical.
Así es que el orden para destapar los hoyos quedó en forma correlativa, de derecha a izquierda.
Cuando llegué a saberlo ( y también el origen del modelo y su nombre " ocarina " ) no quise modificar el sistema. Los músicos acá en América del Sur que tocan nuestras ocarinas están muy cómodos utilizando este orden y lo encuentran " más lógico " .


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 Post subject: Just saying, hello
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Hello, all
I am Alan. I am new at making ocarina. I wish ti advance in the art of it and find it fascinating.


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 Post subject: Re: Please introduce yourself in this thread
PostPosted: 06 Feb 2015, 19:10 

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Hi Alan, you can find a lot of info about making by searching through the ocarina making threads, but if you need any answers that can't be found in the existing threads, feel free to ask.


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I believe there is also somebody in Argentina who makes ocarinas with that linear fingering?

I've met with something similar in the extended-range fingerings used on the balaban and duduk (you shift your lower hand down a notch so the upper-hand little finger does what the lower-hand forefinger would normally do). Give me the normal fingerings any day.

It would be interesting to see some music that works better with linear fingering. I can't really imagine what it might be.


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 Post subject: Re: Please introduce yourself in this thread
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Spirit, Thank you. That is a great warm welcome. I am on my tenth trial making and I think I have progressed quite well for my limited trials. I have read a lot and can get what I think is a strong soundp the whole range, I recently moved to using a mold made from a dud but need to make another because they all come out in d#. But overall tuning is my main delima at this moment. If you have any advice on best tuning practices those would be great. Thanks very much :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Please introduce yourself in this thread
PostPosted: 09 Feb 2015, 02:05 

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Just start a thread in the ocarina making section and ask as specific questions as you can. Others may be willing to help with this subject as well. Also be sure to post some pictures of your ocarinas sometime. I love to see what new makers are up to.

Moderator edit: Here is the new thread into which the posts regarding Alan's ocarinas have been split: http://www.littlegeese.com/viewtopic.php?p=3481


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 Post subject: Re: Please introduce yourself in this thread
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Hi, my name's Jess and I'm 23 years old. I bought a pendant ocarina from Songbird Ocarinas and it got here last week, I'm so excited to learn how to play it!
As far as music history goes - I learned the basics of the recorder in fifth grade, then after the class was complete I continued by myself and eventually taught myself how to play bass recorder. I also played the clarinet in school for 5 years.
Hoping to make some new friends here, if there's anything else you'd like to know about me just ask!


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