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Zelda Double Ocarina
« on: July 09, 2012, 05:19:55 PM »
Zelda Double Ocarina with Range of Two Octaves

Size: about 5"
Range: A4-C7

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Zelda Double


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Re: Zelda Double Ocarina
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2012, 10:55:02 PM »
Hi ! I'm a total begginer and I'd like to know which Ocarina is better for playing the game songs: this one or the 12 hole tenor ocarina ?

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Re: Zelda Double Ocarina
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 02:39:10 AM »
I recommend starting with a 12 hole for two simple reasons.
1. Maybe you dont like the ocarina and you will feel that you spend so much money in a double one.
2. Fingering on a 12 hole can be difficult for some people, and its better domain the 12 hole one before starting with the second chamber. Anywho, you can always master first the first chamber and then continue with the other one.
These are my advices but the decision is up to you ;)

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Re: Zelda Double Ocarina
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 04:19:30 AM »
When you say video game music, I'm assuming you mean LoZ:OoT. With that established, you can play all the warp songs on the 12 hole ocarina, but for the songs like the title theme and LoZ theme, you'd need this ocarina.

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Re: Zelda Double Ocarina
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 06:26:15 AM »
Hehe im waiting for a sale to grah it :D

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Re: Zelda Double Ocarina
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2012, 03:49:18 PM »
I'd recommend just getting the 12-hole. Honestly, I love my ocarina, but it simply sounds out of tune when switching from the lower range chamber to the higher range chamber. It just isn't flowtastic. I've seen videos where it works but those are advertised by Stl Ocarinas so I don't really know if I just haven't fooled around on the extra chamber enough. Don't get me wrong, I love my ocarina. I just don't think the extra chamber is worth the extra 60 something dollars except if you want your ocarina in a C major.

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Re: Zelda Double Ocarina
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2012, 03:56:44 PM »
Are you using the same breath pressure one the 2nd? The 2nd chamber will require greater pressure than the 1st.

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Re: Zelda Double Ocarina
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2012, 04:06:51 PM »
Yes sir, I did. I fool around on it alot just can't make it sound right.

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Re: Zelda Double Ocarina
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2012, 05:03:47 PM »
Hmmm... Have you checked it w/ a tuner? What prior musical knowledge do you have?

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Re: Zelda Double Ocarina
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2012, 07:54:21 PM »
No, I didn't. When I said "in tune" I just ment that it doesn't sound right, sorry. I've played guitar but not seriously and I play drums but I doubt those have anything to do with chords.

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Re: Zelda Double Ocarina
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2012, 08:22:36 PM »
Ah, you're talking about chamber balance? You're attempting to play chords with it?

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Re: Zelda Double Ocarina
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2012, 09:59:13 PM »
I think he means that he doesn't have much experience with intonation.
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Re: Zelda Double Ocarina
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2013, 10:57:10 PM »
Hi,
I have ordered the tenor 12 hole plastic Zelda OC from STL and it is on its way to me now. Right now I own 2 inline ocs of another brand that are not as easy to play as advertised. I also own 2 tenor 6 hole pendant ocs, the plastic one I ordered from STL and sounds almost as good as the other brand ceramic oc. I've had pretty good luck with the pendants ocs.

My question is this, if I get good at the 12 hole oc, how hard would it be to move up to a double chamber oc?

Roy

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Re: Zelda Double Ocarina
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2013, 04:48:25 AM »
Playing a double ocarina isn't that hard, if you know what you're doing. You can ignore the second chamber and play it as an 11 hole until you're ready to move up.

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Re: Zelda Double Ocarina
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2013, 02:47:07 AM »
This is my first ocarina.  I got it partly because of the design, but also I wanted a fuller range than the others of that particular design could offer.  My experience with it thus far is mostly what you might expect of someone with no previous experience with a wind instrument (i.e. hand position, air control, learning how to use that right thumb hole, etc).  I haven't yet gotten used to the 2nd chamber, but that just means more practice.

It is a little weighty, so for those with weaker hands, you should probably wear that strap that comes attached to it if you don't want to worry about accidentally dropping it due to hand fatigue. 

I'd give it a recommendation, even if you're a beginner.