12 Hole C Major Bass Ocarina "Passacaglia"
We are proud to show off the first 12-hole bass ocarina designed by us!
The Passacaglia ocarina offers deep sound that's perfect for an ensemble or for those that prefer an ocarina with lower pitches. This 12-hole ocarina is made from high-grade ceramic and features a longer mouth piece that makes playing this ocarina a dream.
The 12-hole Passacaglia ocarina measures 10 inches long and has been perfectly tuned in C Major with a pitch range of 13 notes and the capability of performing sharps and flats. Like all of our ocarinas, it's been tuned by professional musicians. We've included an online instructional booklet, as well as a songbook, Songs by John Dowland.
Have a different songbook in mind? Leave a note in the comment section when you check out and we'll happily switch them for you.
--- The first 12-hole bass ocarina designed by us
--- Accurately tuned in C Major with 13-note pitch range
--- Capable of performing sharps and flats
--- Made from high-grade ceramic
--- Measures 10 inches long
--- Longer mouthpiece for better control
--- Includes online instructional booklet and Songs by John Dowland songbook
Customer ReviewsBased on 19 reviews95%(18)5%(1)0%(0)0%(0)0%(0)W
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It's true that the Passacaglia is heavy and awkward, but I have arthritis in both hands! Nonetheless, I love this thing. It's just the challenge I need, and I love the tone. I also love the ancient earthy look and texture of it, but it'll scratch your table, so have a towel handy before you lay it down. For practice sessions, I've designed a sort of lanyard/cradle to hold it safely around my neck, as my hands tire. I can't wait to be a master Passacaglian -- it'll be awhile yet, though. . . .R
In addition to Passacali I have a number of STL ocarinas including Shadow, Dragon, Destination, Earth In G, etc. Passcali is nice, has a nice, quiet tone. But, I prefer Shadow and Dragon.D
This ocarina plays like a dream. I am an intermediate student, able to play full chromatic scale and both Major & minor variants of Bb, B, C, D, Eb, E, F, G & A scales. The ocarina I was previously using was the "tenor" strawfire sold on Amazon. The holes on this Passacaglia are significatly wider, with finger-shaped depressions around them, which gives me a better seal and helps with intonation. The weight however was a surprise: it is VERY heavy. it feels like it is made from solid metal believe it or not. Learning to balance this beast on my thumbs for notes like high F was a challenge. Also my fingers get fatigued much more quickly from having to hold up its considerable weight.
However, all of this is made worth it by the amazing, clear, warm mellow tone. One upside is the rough stony texture makes it much easier to hold without dropping. The sound is gorgeous. The intonation is great. A beautiful instrument.J
I'm enjoying it. The deeper sound is easier on everyone's ears when playing it in close spaces. It sounds better when you don't make the "tu tu tu" mouth movements, because you can hear the hard "t". It fits my fingers much better than the smaller ocarinas. I enjoy it a lot!
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