The ocarina is an ancient flute-like wind
instrument. It is one of the oldest musical instruments on Earth. It
is usually made up of an oval-shaped enclosed space and four to
thirteen finger holes, though there are some variations on the
standard design. A mouth tube projects from it. It is often ceramic,
but many other materials may also be used, including plastic, wood,
glass, and metal.
The "Sweet Potato Ocarina" is a replica of
the actual Ocarina of Time from the Legend of Zelda series from
It has a deep cobalt blue glaze. This ocarina
is not a plastic toy or merely a collectors' item,
but a high quality, hand-crafted and tuned musical instrument made
of the highest quality kiln-fired ceramic
The tone is crystal clear, and very easy to
play. Your breath powers the instrument, and your fingers, (two for
the right side holes, two for the left, and one or two thumb holes
on the bottom) define which notes you will play. All the notes are
there for a complete chromatic (with all the sharps and flats)
octave, plus up to four tones above the octave. Very little breath
pressure is required, and a great range of dynamics is possible,
from a quiet mellow song to a wild raucous dance tune.
The Songbird Ocarina is handcrafted by professional
flute player/maker, Darryn Songbird. Finely tuned and raku fired for
beauty and durability, each instrument has excellent tone and plays
all notes of the scale crystal clear. Songbird Ocarinas
come with a songbook and are easy to play (no musical experience is
required). Order a pendant-style Ocarina and always carry a tune!
Shop our selection of Songbird Legend of Zelda
Ocarinas and Susato concert quality ocarinas at our store or
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