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PJB
10-25-2010, 04:36 PM
There it is. Discuss.

the52blues
10-25-2010, 06:14 PM
Well....I think ocarinas really blow....

Uke Republic
10-25-2010, 08:19 PM
I think they fit in with the uke. Compact easy to carry and play.

Kitsune
10-25-2010, 10:24 PM
I love ocarinas! They just make me want to put on a pointed green hat and dance around Hyrule
(I hope people get that reference, or I'm going to sound very strange)

shrink9
10-26-2010, 04:26 AM
Here is a link to one of my favorite Youtube videos of an ocarina player. Check it out and see what you think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITGas0eHE5I

Uncle-Taco
10-26-2010, 05:51 PM
I've managed to keep myself talked out of one for a while, but now and again I really want one of the WarmStone Mountain Ocarinas.

casarole45
10-26-2010, 11:10 PM
I really got into them for a while but tbh found them kind of high pitched and ear jarring. How bout harmonica =D

UkuEroll
10-27-2010, 01:55 AM
I was given one years ago but never really got to grips with it. They do sound nice when played well but I never felt they fitted in with other instruments and couldn't be bothered to learn to play it. IMHO I think they are more of a solo instrument.

Bill1
11-15-2010, 09:47 PM
Ocarinas have similar ranges of notes to ukulele and are easy to play. A second advantage of this type of instrument is that you continually control pitch with your breathing, so it is very good to help you learn to play by ear.
A link to an American maker

http://www.mountainsocarina.com/

A link to an English maker

http://www.ocarina.co.uk

nobby8126
11-17-2010, 02:48 AM
I'm not a fan they rank right up there with recorders and crying babies. there is one advantage to them tho, they break if you drop them. Each to thier own tho and if you enjoy them keep on a blowin

casarole45
11-17-2010, 04:46 AM
I'm not a fan they rank right up there with recorders and crying babies. there is one advantage to them tho, they break id you drop them. Each to thier own tho and if you enjoy them keep on a blowin

lol, agreed on that one.

... but like you say if you enjoy it great we weren't all born to ride the same track.

wheelgunner
11-19-2010, 11:18 AM
I was going to learn to play a mountain ocarina once upon a time but the cats didn't like it. Since the cats rule the house I had to quit. The cats do like the ukulele though, especially when I play "I'm looking over my dead dog Rover".

Ocarina Sensei
11-23-2010, 05:16 AM
If you guys like ocarinas, you should check out the ocarina network. It is a forum like this one. I became interested in the uke because i saw many of my ocarinist buddies playing with uke as accompaniment in their videos.

ItsMrPitchy
12-04-2010, 03:16 AM
I'm getting my first ocarina soon. Check out this guy on youtube he does songs with a ocarina and ukulele:
http://www.youtube.com/user/kissing88

KevinV
12-25-2010, 12:10 AM
I'm sure I made a post to this thread last night...must not have hit the submit button.

I got a Mountain ocarina in June to take with me to the North Georgia mountains so I'd have something musical with me while hiking around the woods. I learned the first couple simple songs on the accompanying tutorial that came with it but never played again after I returned to Florida. I got it back out yesterday and am really going to put some time into this instrument. My band plays a lot of Caribbean and folk music and the ocarina would fit in nicely with a couple of the Irish tunes we do. I'm sure I could find other places to squeeze it in as well.

I'm very happy with my Mountain ocarina...it's a well built and good sounding instrument.

Ocarina Sensei
12-27-2010, 09:41 AM
I am a huge fan. I own 5. Go to the ocarina network's website for a sweet forum like this one.

gnordenstam
12-27-2010, 09:54 AM
Never really got into that whole "Hey Ocarina" dance thing. ;-)
--G

mandrew
02-20-2011, 04:03 PM
I love ocarinas, which are now enjoying a world wide resurgence like the uke. I have several Focalink ocarinas and they are great to take anywhere. IN fact a lot of ocarina players are also now playing ukes, so there is some crossover.

tuvpnserver
03-15-2011, 05:12 PM
Ocarinas have similar ranges of notes to ukulele and are easy to play

Coleton33Music
06-04-2011, 05:42 AM
Some of you guys (and girls) have to have some respect for the ocarina. I own two, and I love the fact that they are portable, just like the uke, and ok, yes some break when dropped, but that's only clay ocarinas. I say about 80% of other ocarinas are made of a material that is hard to break when dropped. Ocarinas and Ukuleles go great together, and I love that Kissing88 tries his best to include the uke in his ocarina videos.

Also, if anyone is forgetting, Octalk!net (Created By David Ramos [Docjazz4]) is a great ocarina forum, although severely un-active, maybe 50 people on at a time. But still a great place!

Here's the link, http://octalk.net/


-Coleton

kissing
07-04-2011, 05:24 AM
I'm flattered to be mentioned here *blush* I love ocarinas and ukuleles. I think they are great instruments with an affinity for each other.
The most resourceful ocarina forum is The Ocarina Network though :)

www.theocarinanetwork.com

It's not as big as Ukulele Underground, but it still is the most active international ocarina forum that covers a broad range of topics.

Strangely enough, there's a growing interest in ukuleles over at that forum (I had nothing to do with it, i swear! )

sherb
07-04-2011, 05:58 AM
Hi :3
I'm Sherb, another ocarinist in our community.

You can find my youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/ocarinsherb

I am also a moderator over at theocarinanetwork (which kissing mentioned) and I too discovered the ukulele at TON.

kissing
07-04-2011, 06:15 AM
I'm not a fan they rank right up there with recorders and crying babies. there is one advantage to them tho, they break if you drop them. Each to thier own tho and if you enjoy them keep on a blowin

By the same token, many people say the same about the ukulele.
It depends on the instrument and the player. The uke is widely thought of as a toy instrument (and they can be), but everyone at this forum knows what kind of complex magic can be played in the right hands. In skilled hands, they find themselves in concert halls.

The same is true with the ocarina. They too can be highly sophisticated instruments under the simple looking appearance...
They too find their way into concert halls in various genres of music..

Examples..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLxMZNewB2c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLxMZNewB2c


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBXlTTkoKVY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBXlTTkoKVY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wilmHR3DiQo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wilmHR3DiQo