12 Hole Purple Clay Mini Ocarina
Take this mini ocarina with you wherever you go!
This instrument is a brand new, 12-hole purple clay soprano ocarina. It is only about 3 inches long, accurately tuned in the key of C Major, with a pitch range of more than an octave and half (13 notes). It also has the capability of performing sharps and flats. We have included a fingering chart and an instructional booklet with this ocarina.
What is Purple Clay?
Purple Clay, also known as ( Zisha or Purple Sand ), is a rare natural mineral resource found only in the region of Yixing, China. It is comprised of clay and other minerals such as quartz. Although named "purple clay" it is usually rose-brown in color, although some other colors exist. Because of its unique blend of minerals, purple clay is more durable than other clays once it has been fired. It is also more porous. As a result, ocarinas made of purple clay actually improve with time. As the clay absorbs the moisture created by playing, the clay vibrates differently and becomes more resonant.
You have the option to add a digital song set of Ocarina tabs from Lord of the Rings OR a digital song set of Ocarina tabs from Legend of Zelda to this purchase. Lord of the Rings songs include: Concerning Hobbits, Eowyn's Theme, Evenstar, I See Fire, In Dreams, Into The West, Misty Mountains, Pippin's Song, The King of the Golden Hall, and the Stewart of Gondor. Legend of Zelda songs include: Ballad of the Goddess, Bolero of Fire, Clock Town, Deku's Palace, Elegy of Emptiness, Gerudo Valley, Goron Lullaby, Kakariko Village, Kokiri Forest, Korok Forest, Lake Hylia, Nocturne of Shadow, Oath To Order, Prelude of Light, Saria's Song, Shop Theme, Song of Awakening, Song of Double Time, Song of Healing, Song of Storms, The Great Sea, and Windwaker Title Theme. Once purchased, these songs will be available for immediate download.
Love the tone of this ocarina. It sounds like a Disney princess's pet bird singing. Wonderful construction and fits in my hand just right.
Only con is that I have fairly thin skin due to a condition, and some parts of the synthetic necklace scratch my skin. Will be replacing necklace ASAP, even though it is a very pretty necklace.
Overall very happy with this ocarina.T
Got this adorable little flute as an early Xmas present to myself. I've been eyeballing that triple chamber purple clay ocarina for a hot minute now, and I've also been thinking of getting a smaller pendant ocarina. I was gonna go for one of the 6 hole ones, but I chose this one because a) better range, and b) it would give me the opportunity to check out that fancy purple clay in action. Plus the price was in the same general range as most of the 6 hole pendant ocarinas anyway.
Like a lot of people, I wondered how playable something this small could possibly be, but as other reviewers have said, it is perfectly playable and has no more learning curve than any other new ocarina, really. Just takes a few minutes to get used to it. Even when I first saw it in person, I still wasn't 100% sure it would be very easy to play, but it really isn't too cramped to play comfortably.
Beyond that, it's definitely a pleasure trying out the purple clay material. The tone is gorgeous and it looks lovely too. It reminds me a little of the fairy ocarina you get before the ocarina of time. XD I'm also a fan of the neck strap it came with.
The pitch is, unsurprisingly, fairly high. My dog isn't a huge fan, but even my Alto F bothers her, so no surprise there either.
I'm definitely very happy with my purchase, and I sincerely look forward to getting my paws on that purple clay triple chamber ocarina!S
I was looking for a pendant ocarina that I could carry around with me easily. As a woodwind player, I also wanted an instrument that could grow with me as I developed my ocarina skills. The tone is so sweet and is definitely a step above some of my other ocarinas. It can get a little loud on higher notes but still has a beautiful sound. Like the other reviews, people with larger hands will probably have difficulties with this ocarina. The little neck strap that came with it has nice decorative knots and is very useful to use while playing. Great customer service as well. Thanks STL.C
This is my first mini ocarina. I love the feel and sound. I have difficulty holding instruments due to a neurological condition, but even as small as the pendant is, I am still able to play beautifully.J
why is the lord of the rings songs sold out when they are digital?
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