Learn ocarina – Shapes

The ocarina is a globular wind musical instrument. What does it means? In simple words it's round, closed like a bottle and you blow into it from a mouthpiece.
There are two versions which are the most common types of ocarina: pendant and transverse.
Which is the difference between the two? First of all is the shape.
A pendant ocarina is usually round and more tiny if you compare the same key.
a bunch of pendant shaped ocarine
While a transverse ocarina has a long shape.
a bunch of ocarine showing the tranverse shape
Another difference is that the pendant ocarina has less holes and uses a cross finger combination to play the musical notes. This is why the size is smaller than a transverse ocarina.
The transverse ocarina has many holes and a linear finger progression to play the musical notes.
Another kind of ocarina shape which is becoming more popular now is the inline ocarina.
inline
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Inline ocarina is more similar to the transverse ocarina because it has a long shape and a linear finger progression but the ocarina body shape is usually cylindrical or rectangular with the mouthpiece in the same line of the finger holes.
They are very easy to hold so they can be a good first ocarina for new players.

Now that you know which shape can an ocarina have, it's time to talk about the different parts that compose it. Let's go to read Learn Ocarina – Mouthpieces tutorial.
Or else if you want you can go back at the Learn Ocarina – Guide List to choose a different article.
If you think you should take a step forward and start learning sheet music, you can do it by viewing the Learn sheet music –  guide list and start reading from the third article (the first and second article explain you the range of the ocarina.You'll not particularly need to read them since you'll have already learned it during your studies on the learn ocarina tutorial).

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Mickji

Make ocarine since 2010. Play the ocarina and record videos since 2011. Do exhibitions since 2012 ... And teach you since 2013, no I'm kidding. Do you want to take a step forward tabs? Learn today how to read sheet music ! http://mickji.altervista.org/learn-sheet-music-guide-list/

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