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Title: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: Stl. Ocarina on August 24, 2009, 06:16:06 PM

Legend of Zelda Rupee Tenor Ocarina
(http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-46117395216933_2069_6104030)

Size: 3 inches
Pitch: C5 to E6
Extra Features
   Instructional booklet
    Neck strap

PURCHASE LINKS
Blue (http://stlocarina.com/lrupee5.html) Purple (http://stlocarina.com/lrupee6.html) Green (http://stlocarina.com/lrupee4.html)

(http://i.imgur.com/44KPp.jpg)
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: Kalasinar on September 04, 2009, 05:56:22 AM
I got the two green ones i ordered yesterday, they're awesome little things! My nephew is going to be over the moon when i give him his ;D
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: Elharc on September 08, 2009, 02:58:31 PM
My purple one of these arrived yesterday, and one thing I can say is there's no likely way it will get damaged in transit (and I live in the UK, but we did use express shipping)- there was so much packaging and protection, Styrofoam Ss flew out at me when I opened the pizza-box parcel it came in, and I had to dig through mountains of the stuff to get to the actual ocarina box~

Anyway, the instrument itself is absolutely beautiful, 3 inches in length (so about the the distance from your thumb tip to your wrist) about 2 and 1/4 in width, and about 1 1/2 deep, and it's a good weight in your hand, pretty solid feeling. It has a lovely varnished finish that feels so smooth beneath your fingers, and [most of the] holes fit your fingers nicely, although the smallest one is hard to feel and find at times, but after practice you learn where abouts it is anyway. The neck strap is a nice addition (the string itself is awesome), and the ocarina's easy to hold as well. Some of the notes sound a little flat to me (probably due to its odd shape, but often it isn't too noticeable) but otherwise it sounds great too, and it has a decent range!

I've played the recorder for... at least 5 years now, and this was my first ocarina- and I much prefer the sound of it to the recorder! It sounds less reedy/whistle-y, ...more like a vibration or an echo than anything else, it's hard to describe, but I love the sound of it, and so does everyone else at my house~
I also found it really easy to pick up the fingerings, once I'd worked out the fingering chart it came with was mirrored xD
I could play a scale and a few basic Ocarina of Time warp songs after about, 10-15 minutes of practice- so even if you've never picked up an instrument before you could probably pick it up in less than an hour, youngish children could too!

So if your a Legend of Zelda fan of any age looking for an ocarina, but not so keen on buying an expensive 12 hole replica OoT, this is definitely the way to go! The Rupee Tenor Ocarina is a beautiful instrument, in sound and looks, and the fact it comes in so many colours in a bonus! I would definitely recommend it to any other fans- even if it wasn't a working instrument it would still be an awesome thing to have on a shelf, that's how great it is!

Already I love it to bits, so thank you so much STLOcarina, and anyone thinking about getting one of these definitely should go for one- I was extremely pleased with it anyway~  ;D
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: Dennis on September 09, 2009, 08:32:34 AM
Hi Elharc.

I am pleased to hear that you are enjoying your new ocarina. I hope to hear you playing the Rupee one day.
Title: Tenor Rupee videos
Post by: ocarevolutionary on September 18, 2009, 05:26:57 PM
Here are 2 videos I made for everyone to get a glimpse of the tenor rupees!  The camera mic wasn't spectacular, but here they are:

green rupee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGjz4bP-exQ

Link: Rupee ocarina : music from Zelda Ocarina of Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGjz4bP-exQ#)

tenor C orange rupee

Link: Rupee ocarina : Zelda Twilight Princess Title Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK2LCW377I8#)
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: zombiefewd1 on October 09, 2009, 03:38:02 PM
Here are 2 videos I made for everyone to get a glimpse of the tenor rupees!  The camera mic wasn't spectacular, but here they are:

green rupee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGjz4bP-exQ

Link: Rupee ocarina : music from Zelda Ocarina of Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGjz4bP-exQ#)

tenor C orange rupee

Link: Rupee ocarina : Zelda Twilight Princess Title Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK2LCW377I8#)

Nice sound samples!
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: melie on November 11, 2009, 07:59:56 PM
Hola, soy nueva en esto de la ocarina. Mi novio me regal? la tenor rupee, me encanta!
I want to know if you have more songs, but not zeldas songs... :P
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: Jack on November 11, 2009, 08:02:14 PM
Hi!

You can find 6 hole tabs here:

http://stlocarinaforum.com/index.php?board=41.0 (http://stlocarinaforum.com/index.php?board=41.0)

and if you have any requests for tabs - you can post them here

http://stlocarinaforum.com/index.php?board=35.0 (http://stlocarinaforum.com/index.php?board=35.0)

Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: newberrys on November 12, 2009, 05:08:16 AM
 :) ive ordered one of these, cant wait till it gets here.
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: SMS on December 07, 2009, 05:35:07 PM
I love this ocarina! ;D  Thank you STL. It has such a nice sound. It's very easy to travel. It's a perfect size. Though it's hard to get used to. I play the clarinet too and I'm so use to blow more air when I play the high notes but when I do that the sound gets airy.  :-\ Great ocarina for beginners and for ALL TLoZ fans. ;D
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: zombiefewd1 on December 12, 2009, 04:42:09 PM
:) ive ordered one of these, cant wait till it gets here.
You will be VERY happy with it the tone is marvelous on the tenor rupee's.
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: FlawedLegacy on December 12, 2009, 08:24:54 PM
I have been toying with the idea of getting one of these... look sweet for sure!
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: battle_lolita on January 13, 2011, 11:17:08 AM
Dude, it's awesome! I got my soprano and tenor ones yesterday!
 ;D
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: Phobos on January 13, 2011, 12:30:49 PM
I can't decide between the standard tenor or the rupee tenor version. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: Echoingocarina on January 13, 2011, 01:01:28 PM
I can't decide between the standard tenor or the rupee tenor version. Any suggestions?

I don't have either of them, but I like the looks of the rupee tenor better. (I have the zelda shield tenor and I really enjoy that one.) My brother has the plastic 6 hole tenor, it's pretty nice for a plastic ocarina.
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: Phobos on January 13, 2011, 02:02:17 PM
I was going for just the ceramics. I like the looks of the rupee better though, my nephew might feel left out because his mother prefers purple to the current blue and green standard 6 holes. I really don't have a problem with getting either.
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: Bernice on August 15, 2011, 10:02:27 AM
got this coming as well ik its going to be good
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: TheZelda on August 19, 2011, 06:12:49 AM
I can't seem to find a page for the 6 hole Zelda shield. :'(
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: JazTheSpaz on December 03, 2011, 05:34:27 PM
I've heard that one of the thumb holes are placed awkwardly and uncomfortable to play for long periods of time. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: TheZelda on December 03, 2011, 05:43:24 PM
Yes, the left thumb hole is placed on the side at an angle. Here is a video review. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHtpSaNxEWw
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: Kausa on February 09, 2012, 12:20:26 AM
My boyfriend ordered the blue one for me for our anniversary! X3 I cant wait for it to get here.
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: QueenWolfe on March 25, 2012, 08:10:18 PM
How come some of the colors were taken off of the site? Are they no longer in stock?  :'(
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: carboncopymusic on March 25, 2012, 11:51:00 PM
Yes, but usually colors come back when another shipment comes in.  Be patient and all should be well.  You could email them too - just to let them know what you want. 
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: Zeratul on March 26, 2012, 05:21:04 AM
Some new colours would be great as well. I always thought that the other colours except blue are to pale / bright.

- Zeratul
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: QueenWolfe on March 26, 2012, 08:42:08 PM
I was thinking something along the same lines, though I feel that ones like the orange could have a different shade of orange, since it looks more reddish than I feel it should, then again, that could be me.   :-\
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: TheZelda on March 30, 2012, 09:46:42 AM
Queen, do you own the orange? (I do) I would call it anything but red-orange. The shade is a lot brighter than depicted on the site.
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: QueenWolfe on April 01, 2012, 03:15:03 PM
I don't. Is it brighter? I suppose it must be a trick of the light in the photograph if it is. My bad. ^^;
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: Sarah on April 04, 2012, 12:46:17 PM
Hello everyone!

The rupee colors are now as follows: yellow, orange, green, blue, and purple. Red will no longer be available.

We did just update our website, new pictures and all. Sometimes computer screens can slightly change the color of the picture you are looking at online.

-Sarah
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: Wolfskindred on November 08, 2012, 02:34:48 PM
I just got the Tenor Rupee and the 6 Hole Legend of Zelda Potion Ocarina. The tenor Rupee is not at the same pitch as the 6 Hole Legend of Zelda Potion Ocarina. The 6 Hole Legend of Zelda Potion Ocarina goes from C5 to E6. The Tenor Rupee starts off a half a pitch to a pitch higher than the C5. You can get the C5 if you barely blow into the ocarina. But, overall, I found the entire ocarina to be slightly higher pitched than the Potion Pendant. The thumb hole fingering "feels" awkward, to me, in the Rupee, as well. The Rupee is a nice looking ocarina, but I'm just not pleased with the sound, though it does have more volume than the 6 Hole Legend of Zelda Potion Ocarina. I also noted the fingering for the B note is different than most standard 6 hole pendant ocarinas. On the plus side, the flat design is nice as it lies closer to the body when worn.
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: TheZelda on November 08, 2012, 03:10:38 PM
If the ocarina plays sharp, as you described, try making the cavity of your mouth larger. Open up your throat more. Are you sure about the B?

Edit: You're correct. The B is different than other pendant ocarinas. It is played with right-index rather than left-middle.
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: Npfox on May 21, 2013, 07:13:29 PM
This is one of my first ocarina I have and it's a perfect ocarina for beginners..the notes are easy to play songs.
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: margravine on June 06, 2013, 08:51:05 PM
I just got a green tenor rupee ocarina tody. So far I love it! Although I do have one grip I did not get a fingering chart :'(. Could any one post one that they got with theres i would much appreciate it!
Thanks
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: TheZelda on June 06, 2013, 11:22:02 PM
If you don't mind waiting until tomorrow evening, I can scan my copy. I'm on vacation; perhaps someone else could post theirs, if they have it handy.
--
My scanner is down, so I had to make one; it took me longer than expected. Here is the fingering chart.
(http://i.imgur.com/WIkkTpL.png?1)
You will notice the B is different than the standard 6 hole pendant.
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: Jbrocarina on June 10, 2013, 07:58:34 AM
So I just order my green 6 hole tenor ocarina two days ago and I can't wait to get it. I was wonder though what it's made out of, the product information doesn't say and I looked online and nobody mentions it. I'm fine with it being clay or plastic. Also I heard that its tune as C sharp or D is this true, not that I mind that much if it is?
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: TheZelda on June 10, 2013, 09:05:33 AM
This ocarina is made from clay and is in the key of C, however, if you are not careful with your breath pressure(how hard or soft you blow), it may play out of tune.
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: Jbrocarina on June 10, 2013, 12:16:10 PM
Is that why C and D have the same fingering?
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: TheZelda on June 10, 2013, 01:19:19 PM
Oh... they don't. I'm terribly sorry. That was a mistake on my half. I will fix that. D should be fingered as following:
X O
X X

X= covered
O= open
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: Jbrocarina on June 10, 2013, 02:12:46 PM
Does the fingering chart only have the ten natural notes? If so, does anyone have a complete fingering chart that includes the sharps/flats?
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: TheZelda on June 10, 2013, 02:47:06 PM
The chart has been fixed.
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: RaptorOFire on November 29, 2013, 01:48:40 PM
i got my blue one today and it looks great, i cant wait to start practicing with it!
now to complete my Zelda collection i need the shield ocarina haha
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
Post by: navy83girl on June 24, 2017, 02:32:37 PM
I recently purchased the 6-hole purple tenor rupee ocarina, and I absolutely love it! It has a great sound to it, and I love that it came with a string so I can wear it around my neck, however, it did not come with a fingering chart. I saw in one of the replies on this thread that this particular ocarina has a different fingering for B natural. The fingering on this one for B natural is both thumbs and the right index finger, rather than both thumbs and the right middle finger, which is how it is on most 6-hole ocarinas I guess. However, according to the fingering chart on this website, the fingering for a 6-hole ocarina B-flat is the same as the fingering for the tenor rupee ocarina's fingering for B natural - both thumbs and the right index finger.

I guess what I'm asking is - could someone please post a correct fingering chart for the tenor rupee ocarina? I'm just wondering if B natural and B-flat are the only 2 notes that are different, and I'd like a complete fingering chart since I've been unable to find one for this specific ocarina, and it has different fingerings than a regular 6-hole ocarina. Thank you all so much for the help. :)
Title: Re: Tenor Legend of Zelda Rupee Ocarina
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