Buying Ocarinas Top 10 Questions To Ask

Buying Ocarinas Top 10 Questions To Ask

Buying Ocarinas: Top 10 Questions To Ask
After you decide that you're going to​ buy an​ ocarina, you'll have to​ determine which one is​ your best choice .​
With so many choices, in​ different sizes and shapes, some with five holes and others with thirteen, made of​ wood or​ clay or​ plastic.. .​
with so many options picking the right one is​ difficult .​
Ask the following questions .​
When you can answer them confidently, you are ready to​ choose your new ocarina.
1 .​
How far musically speaking do you want to​ go with your ocarina? Do you mainly want something to​ entertain you for a​ week or​ two? Or do you want a​ serious instrument that will let you grow to​ advanced levels? If aspire to​ go far musically and are willing to​ put in​ the practice necessary to​ there, get an​ instrument that you will not grow out of.. .​
one which will let you grow to​ virtuosity.
2 .​
What type of​ music will you play with your ocarina? If you will be playing simple, slow melodies then most ocarinas will work just fine .​
However, if​ you want to​ play technically difficult music, fast tempo, perhaps with ornamentation or​ decoration for flair, most will not work .​
Make sure you hear sound samples of​ the ocarinas you're considering, and make sure that they can play the type of​ music that you want to​ play.
3 .​
Do you like the way it​ sounds? Have you heard this ocarina in​ a​ live performance? Probably not.. .​
but do you at​ least have you recordings to​ give you an​ idea of​ their sound?
4 .​
Where would you like to​ play your ocarina? Do you expect to​ play for others? Will you perform publicly? Do you wish to​ be able to​ play with other musicians without needing microphone amplification? The majority of​ ocarinas are quiet and subdued .​
a​ few ocarinas have good playing volume and could readily be played in​ public without needing amplification .​

5 .​
How do you like the way it​ looks? If you think your instrument is​ beautiful, you will probably carry it​ more, show it​ to​ friends and family more, play it​ more, progress faster and farther, and enjoy it​ more.
6 .​
What style of​ ocarina do I​ want, transverse or​ inline? Ocarinas come in​ two basic styles, inline and transverse .​
Transverse ocarinas (like the sweet potato) are played like a​ Boehm flute where the flute is​ held at​ a​ perpendicular angle to​ the head .​
Inline ocarinas are played like a​ recorder or​ clarinet where you would blow into the length of​ the flute .​
I​ find that the inline style is​ more comfortable when playing for extended periods of​ time.
7 .​
Do you want a​ wood, clay, plastic or​ metal ocarina? Some thoughts .​
Clay is​ can crack or​ shatter if​ dropped .​
a​ nice hardwoodwood ocarina are beautiful .​
Metal ocarinas are uncommon, but some are noticeably stunning .​
There are many cheap plastic ocarinas.. .​
toys .​
Some plastic ocarinas, however, are top quality instruments made of​ high tech plastics like polycarbonate.
8 .​
Are you a​ big time fan of​ the video game Zelda The Ocarina of​ Time? If so, then maybe you want an​ ocarina just like the one Link plays.
9 .​
Where will you take your ocarina? would it​ be nice if​ your ocarina could fit in​ your purse or​ pocket? Will you hang it​ around your neck? Will you want to​ take it​ rock climbing or​ caving? Will you be careful when carrying your ocarina? As far as​ portability, not every ocarina was created equal .​
Clay ocarinas can crack or​ break .​
You can't put bulky ocarinas in​ your pocket .​
Without a​ neck cord, you can't wear it​ around your neck.
10 .​
How much ancillary materials (self-study materials, inspirational music, music books, etc.) are available for the ocarina you are thinking of​ buying? How much help will you want in​ learning to​ play? Remember that ocarinas have limited tonal range .​
Sheet music and music books must fit into the tonal range of​ the particular ocarina that you play .​
If you want options and variety in​ your music, choose an​ ocarina that has companion products to​ support your progress.

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