Learn ocarina – Sounding hole

The sounding hole is the hole that you find at the end of the mouthpiece of every ocarina. It is usually positioned on the bottom of the body and it may be considered the most important part of the ocarina.

It may have different shapes and so different kind of sounds are created.

Circular sounding hole

sounding hole circular shape

It is simply a round hole, like the tone holes/finger holes. It is considered by the majority of people the shape that produces the sweetest and silent sound.
More photos of circular sounding holes can be found at this link.

Oval sounding hole

sounding hole oval shape

It is an elongated rounded holes. It is often found in multychambered ocarine, especially in the first and second chamber while the third is often circular.
More photos of oval sounding holes can be found at this link.

Teardrop sounding hole

sounding hole triangular shape

It is considered to be the sounding hole which produces the most flutterly sound.
More photos of teardrop sounding holes can be found at this link.

Triangular sounding hole

sounding hole triangular shape

It is similar to the teardrop sounding hole but the mouthpiece exit is way more sharp.
More photos of triangular sounding holes can be found at this link.

Square sounding hole

 sounding hole square shape
While it doesn't affect the soprano's sound much, it usually produces a more powerful sound on the C1, C2, C 3. Yet on the C4 it doesn't change much. So it's best suited if you want to play outside together with a guitar.

While it doesn't make so much of a difference on the soprano ocarina. It does make a very big difference in the power of the other lower tuned ocarine such as C1, C2, C3, C4.
More photos of square sounding holes can be found at this link.

Also the size of the sounding hole is important to achieve specific breath requirement together with the mouthpiece shape and powerful of the sound itself.

Compared with the same body size, bigger is the sounding hole, higher will be the pitch.

You can also use the Learn ocarina – guide list to travel to through the whole ocarina tutorial.
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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