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Purple Clay Soprano C
« on: August 13, 2009, 10:08:59 AM »
Purple Clay Soprano C

Review by OcarinaDiva
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Size: 5 inches / 12.7 cm long
Pitch: A5 to F7 including sharps and flats

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Re: Purple Clay Soprano C
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2009, 11:49:35 PM »
This is the instrument I use most in STL's ocarina quartet.  It has a great sound and really projects!!

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Re: Purple Clay Soprano C
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2009, 01:04:46 PM »
Phew!! I love my PC SC!!!  Its loud but not as loud as the Plastic SC!  Has high back pressure which makes it good for vibrato! 

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Re: Purple Clay Soprano C
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2009, 02:49:20 AM »
I love to play Celtic and Renaissance music on this ocarina.  The tone is very responsive, so lively upbeat tunes sound awesome!  Also, the angle of the mouthpiece makes it very comfortable in the hands, plus I like the earthy look of the purple clay ocarinas.

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Re: Purple Clay Soprano C
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2009, 10:55:57 AM »
Yeah, anything you would play on a tin whistle sounds great on this one.  I think much better than a tin whistle!!  For rennaissance, it's great in an ocarina quartet as the top voice.  We did some French four part chanson type stuff and it was pretty cool.
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Re: Purple Clay Soprano C
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2009, 03:36:31 PM »
So how comfortable is it to play?I have the standard alto ocarina in comparison would the purple clay soprano be more comfortable?Because soprano ocarinas can be very small and I have large hands...

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Re: Purple Clay Soprano C
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010, 06:08:18 PM »
i've decided when i'm richer i'm buying this (: it's the only good looking soprano on the site these days! and for the price its great

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Re: Purple Clay Soprano C
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2010, 01:11:29 AM »
This is my first ocarina and the one that I'm learning on from scratch. I find it very expressive and I think I made a good choice. Can you tell me the name of that tune you play at the end of your review, above? I want to learn it. Is there sheet music available (standard musical notation preferred)?

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Re: Purple Clay Soprano C
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2010, 02:12:07 AM »
It's the Swallow Tail Jig. We have tabs of them here

At this moment we don't have sheet music of this.

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Re: Purple Clay Soprano C
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2010, 02:29:40 AM »
Thanks so much, tussengas! That was fast. Some Googling reveals some sheet music, like this one:

http://www.jaybuckey.com/PDF/Free%20Tablature/Swallow%20Tail%20Jig%20%28Fiddle,%20Mandolin%29.pdf.

In this one the range fits the C soprano except for that high F#, but the whole thing can be transposed down a whole tone to D dorian and it will actually be easier to play. I'll start practicing tomorrow.

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Re: Purple Clay Soprano C
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2010, 02:44:56 AM »
Regarding this ocarina, I would also like to discuss alternate fingerings. Is this the best place to post? I have found that by using alternate fingerings I can hit the pitch more spot on for quite a few notes, particularly sharps and flats. To me this is much preferable to having to over-blow particular notes to raise the pitch, for example with the high b flat for which I am using one of two alternate fingerings I found. Since this is my first ocarina, I assume this is an inherent issue with any ocarina. I would like to discuss my alternate fingerings with anyone else who plays this purple clay soprano.

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Re: Purple Clay Soprano C
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2010, 03:34:12 AM »
I think you can post your alternate fingerings at the Techniques section.
If it works for this Soprano then it will probably also work on other soprano's

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Re: Purple Clay Soprano C
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2010, 12:53:31 PM »
OK, I'll try posting there. BTW, I find I can play Swallow Tail Jig as written in the original key by using extra breath pressure to get that high F#.

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Re: Purple Clay Soprano C
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2011, 11:22:29 PM »
I am 'in-love' as you could say, with these ocarinas, they are amazing.

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Re: Purple Clay Soprano C
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2011, 08:14:45 PM »
OMG! I just got this delivered today. The purple clay is so beautiful. Clear  tone. I am working on learning all the fingering now. It's a little smaller than I imagined. I think it's because I have bigger hands than Cris in the demo. But I am not having any trouble covering the holes properly that I notice. I love it!