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Bon plastic double ocarina flute - Red color

CODE: 20110862


Price: $38.00

In stock
10 days
This ocarina is mady by Bon, a famous ocarina maker in Korea.
Double plastic ocarina
Included ocarina bag, fingering chart and song book
 
 
 
 
 
The ocarina is an ancient flute-like wind instrument.  Variations do exist, but a typical ocarina is an enclosed 
space with four to twelve finger holes and a mouthpiece that projects from the body. It is offen ceramic, but 
other materials may also be used, such as plastic, wood, glass, clay and metal. 
 
How an ocarina works:
1. Air enters through the windway
2. Air strikes the labium, producing sound
3. Air vibrates throughout the inside of the ocarina
4. Covering and uncovering holes lowers and raises the pitch
 
Type
There are many different styles of ocarinas varying in shape and the number of holes.
 
  Transverse (Sweet potato) - This is the best known style of ocarina. It has a rounded shape and is held with 
  two hands horizontally. Depending on the number of holes, one just need to open one more hole than the 
  previous in order to ascend in pitch.  The two most common Transverse ocarina are the 10-holes(oringinated 
  by Giuseppe Donati in Italy) and the 12-holes. 
 
Pendants: There are two types:
English Pendant - These are usually very small and very portable, and use an English fingering system 
(4–6 holes).
Peruvian Pendant - Dating from the time of the Incas, used as instruments for festivals, rituals and 
ceremonies. They are (usually the area occupied by them) today with designs of animals or simply oval 
(8–9 holes).
 
Multi chambered ocarinas - Better known as "Double" and "Triple" ocarinas, this type exists within the three 
broad categories of ocarina. These ocarinas overcome the disadvantage of ocarinas of having a limited 
range of notes. A Transverse Double ocarina typically plays 2 octaves + 2 notes, and a Transverse Triple 
ocarina plays with a range about 2 octaves + 7 notes.