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Enigma Bass Ocarina
« on: August 08, 2009, 10:03:57 PM »
Enigma Bass Ocarina

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Pitch: A3 to F5 including sharps and flats
Size: 10 inches or 25.4 cm long

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Re: C Major Bass Ocarina
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2009, 08:34:01 PM »
How heavy is this ocarina?Is it easy too play?

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Re: C Major Bass Ocarina
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 07:29:26 AM »
Is this actually the only 12-hole Bass on the whole site?
I'd like to see some other colors, ya know.

Furthermore, I love the sound of it.
I'd definitly think of getting one, just for the sound.
But I''m kinda broke right now. :P

But I could imagine that an ocarina as big as this could hurt
your wrists when playing it to long. That thing looks heavy.
And if you have smaller finger, will you be able to properly
cover all the holes. I'd guess the thumbholes are massive.

Somebody can tell me more about it please?

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Re: C Major Bass Ocarina
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010, 12:06:20 PM »
Is this actually the only 12-hole Bass on the whole site?

There is this bass : http://stlocarina.com/sbassc.html

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Re: C Major Bass Ocarina
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010, 04:09:44 PM »


Somebody can tell me more about it please?


Sure! I have the Enigma bass and its one of the ocarinas I play the most. Its totally worth the price. I have played it for long periods of time maybe about 35 minutes. And my wrists didn't hurt at all. And actually it isn't that much more heavy than a standard tenor ocarina. The thumbholes quite large but I still don't have a problem covering/using them. (I'll post a picture later on) Here are a few videos I have of it. (I am currently working on a new one and an updated review.) 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxk-kveq8MM 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZPKcOKdv7M
 
 
If you have any more questions about this ocarina just ask :D

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Re: C Major Bass Ocarina
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2010, 05:17:15 PM »
The sounds of a bass-ocarina are lovely but although the enigma is much lower priced than the porcelain, 225 dollar is still out of my price range (and with the dropping euro, I won't see it comming much closer soon :( ).
I don't think Heather and Ocarinadiva have very large fingers so I suppose you'll do fine on covering them.
Good luck with buying anything.

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Re: C Major Bass Ocarina
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 06:28:58 PM »
I'm trying to decide between this or a double ocarina, and I'm leaning towards this one, but can somebody please tell me more about it? Is it in C, G, or F? Is there a fingering chart? How easy is it to play? What about breath control? Does anybody have a picture of close-ups with the thumb-holes and the other holes as well?
Sorry I'm asking so many questions >.< I just want to be able to make an educated decision.
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Re: C Major Bass Ocarina
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2011, 09:46:56 PM »
I'll try to answer some of your questions.

This ocarina is tuned to C.  It plays from A3-F5. 

If you look at the fingering chart below, the notes listed are the actual notes (concert pitch) for the ocarina.  The fingerings are the same.

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Bass ocarinas take more breath than tenor and soprano ocarinas.  I think they are more difficult because of the breath requirements.  Other than that, I imaged they're comparable to other ocs.

If you have more questions about this specific ocarina, message zombiefewd1.  He owns the Enigma bass and may be able to help you.

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Re: C Major Bass Ocarina
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2011, 10:24:42 AM »
Thanks for the fingering chart :) it's good to know that I wouldn't have to learn any new fingerings (just need to learn how to read bass >.<)
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Re: C Major Bass Ocarina
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2011, 04:44:44 PM »
Thanks for the fingering chart :) it's good to know that I wouldn't have to learn any new fingerings (just need to learn how to read bass >.<)

You shouldn't need to learn to read bass.  The bass ocarinas still use treble clef: anything you can play on a tenor or a soprano you can play on a bass.  The main difference is that sopranos play two octaves higher than written, tenor plays one octave higher than written, and bass plays as written.

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Re: C Major Bass Ocarina
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2011, 06:11:52 PM »
Doesn't bass read bass clef? I mean, that's what I learned in music class. Or do you mean the number thingy, cause I don't use that
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Re: C Major Bass Ocarina
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2011, 02:41:11 AM »
Traditionally, the ocarina is a transposing instrument.  All ocarinas read in the treble clef and all read transposed music except for the bass C ocarina, which reads in concert pitch.

I am working on writing a guide on this very subject, but other projects have been distracting me.  It is on my list of things to do and I (or one of my good friends) will eventually get it written.

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Re: C Major Bass Ocarina
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2011, 12:46:19 AM »
Doesn't bass read bass clef? I mean, that's what I learned in music class. Or do you mean the number thingy, cause I don't use that

For most instruments, this is true.  But the bass ocarina doesn't have a range that would be appropriate for the bass clef.  It's only "bass" in relation to other ocarinas.  Tenor and soprano ocarinas are "transposed" instruments: they don't play what's written, they play one or two octaves higher, respectively.  Bass ocarinas play as written on treble clef, so they are "bass" compared to the octave higher tenor or the two octave higher soprano.

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Re: C Major Bass Ocarina
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2011, 05:54:01 AM »
oh ok, I understand, thank you both very much
there's so much I don't know >.<
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Re: Enigma Bass Ocarina
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2012, 06:44:29 AM »
I'm anticipating the release of the new bass ocarina!! Can't wait; so siked!!