Playing The Ocarina
The ocarina is a flute which provides the sweetest sounding music, you might remember the ocarina from the legend of Zelda. This is one of the easiest musical instruments to learn to play, you will never go wrong learning to play the ocarina.
Playing The Ocarina
Hold the ocarina so your right hand is on the side of the musical instrument and your left hand is on the opposite side of your right hand.
You will use the pad or fleshy part of your fingers to cover each hole on the ocarina flute, you must make sure you cover each hole completely to play the sweetest notes. The hole on the back of the ocarina should always be open, you will find with a little practice you will be playing this musical instrument in a short time.
Using your little finger on your left hand you will brace this musical instrument, you might find this odd at first but before you know it will be natural for you.
Start playing this musical instrument flute by blowing softly on the low notes and then blow a little harder as you go up the note scale, you will find blowing just hard enough to get a clear, crisp note will produce the sweetest notes.
Using your tongue by saying the letter T at the beginning of each note will give each note a crisp, clear sound, you will experience this technique to make such a dramatic difference in the sound of your music played by this musical instrument flute.
Begin with a simple song you are familiar with works best for most beginners, I recommend you consider twinkle twinkle little star or Mary had a little lamb as your first song to learn to play.
Focusing on your breath control and how hard you blow is the key, you should allow your ear to guide you when learning to play these two beginner songs.
Ocarina Flute Tabs
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What Is On My Mind Today?
I focused on the six hole ocarina since this is the best ocarina in my opinion for most beginners to learn to play, you can purchase four hole ocarina and twelve hole ocarina musical instruments as well. You can play all your favorite songs on the sixth hole and it is easier for most beginners to learn than the twelve hold starting out, but whichever hole type of ocarina you choose you will be amazed how easy it will be to learn to play your favorite songs.