Element Ocarina: Shadow in C Major (Bass)
“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be a shadow.” Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
The Shadow; that which is subtle, almost ethereal, which shyly suggests the substantive nature of the elements, or provides an intermediary between the here and now and the world of dreams. The Shadow Ocarina, meticulously handcrafted as part of a set, allows you to explore this bridge between worlds through self- expression. It invites you to tap into the dream world through the intermediary of music producing deep, resonant notes. It allows you to lose yourself in a dimension of creativity and self-expression while living in the moment.
The Shadow ocarina has been accurately tuned in the key of Bass C Major with a pitch range from A3 to F5. From its ethereal, evocative design to its impressive range and sound, this ocarina is true joy to play. An online instructional booklet is included with all of our ocarinas.
--- Part of an exquisite series of ocarinas inspired by the Elements
--- Designed to capture the evocative spirit of shadow
--- 12-hole bass ocarina
--- Accurately tuned to C Major
--- Pitch range from A3 to F5
--- Measures 8.5 inches
--- Handcrafted from high-grade ceramic
--- Online instructional booklet included
I've had my eyes on this ocarina for a long time now, and now that I have taken the plunge, I have to say, this beautiful ocarina more than surpassed my expectations. I was blown away in a couple of ways when I first played it.
First off, since I am more used to the "singing" sound of alto c ocarinas, the deep, hollow, vibrating bass sounds of this ocarina caught me off guard, and i love it! In order to get those nice sounds though, you really need to put your lungs into it! Again, a lot of it is due to being used to the lower breath requirements of smaller ocarinas, and it just takes some practice, but the high notes especially really require you to play with confidence. The only other thing i should mention, is that the left sub hole is a little tricky to cover without uncovering the previous hole, but practice makes perfect!
Overall,I am extremely happy with this wonderful instrument. The sound, size, and awesome design are everything i was looking for in an ocarina. If you want an instrument with a unique and deep sound, I highly recommend the Shadow!A
This is my first ocarina and within 4 hours having never played another instrument i feel i'm grasping the basics quickly enough to play simple songs and I'm finding moderate success with more challenging pieces..
This ocarina in particular has a deep resonating sound of a quality greatly surpassing that of a plastic ocarina though i would recommend mid to large hands to play it. It has the approximate weight of a Wii U game pad which gives it a good sturdy feel without a lot of bulk.
The Shadow is capable of hitting the higher notes as well, though it can be difficult to pull off at times and requires a lot (but not an uncomfortable) amount of air pressure.
Overall i highly recommend it if you enjoy more deep mellow music and want an Ocarina with some weight behind it's smooth notes the Shadow is for you.g
This would be my third Ocarina from STL and this instrument is flawless. The sound is amazing and the holes are perfectly placed. Very easy to play even if this is your first time playing an Ocarina. It is tuned just right and the sound is exactly what I was looking for. If anyone is considering purchasing the Shadow Ocarina my only advice is do not hesitate. You will be very satisfied and will not be able to put it down once you start playing. A masterpiece of an Ocarina. Thanks again STL
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