Purple Clay Soprano C Major

Purple Clay Soprano C Major with Songbooks

A rare and natural mineral shaped for song

  • 12-hole soprano C Major ocarina
  • A professional alto ocarina
  • Free Fingering Chart Included!
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  • Size: 5 inches / 12.7 cm long

    Pitch: A5 to F7 including sharps and flats

    Extra Features:

    -Free Online Fingering Chart and Video Lessons!

    -Free collector's box

    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.

  • Customer Reviews

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    JettSax
    Love the tone! Easily played too sharp!!! Very quiet!!!

    This ocarina has such a cute tone! This is a soft-blown ocarina, which requires very VERY little breath to play. You can very easily play way too sharp on it (a half step up) with the same amount of air as a common Alto C ocarina (might as well be a soprano C# ocarina lol). I had to slightly cover the sound hole with tape to lower the pitch a little more to confiscate for the pitch being too high, which allows me to put in a little more air and expressiveness in my playing with the sacrifice of the low notes sounding a little airy. This doesn’t bother me though since I love the cute and pure tone it has.

    The ocarina itself plays in tune overall once you figure out the breath control level. I noticed that the higher the note, the less air you’ll use (most ocarinas do the OPPOSITE), which is GOOD if you don’t want a screeching sound in the high range, but is BAD for musical expression.

    I recommend this to people who want to have a quiet soprano C to practice on without needing ear protection for the higher notes. No this is NOT a good front-line soprano C ocarina for septet/ensemble music. This ocarina is unique and super fun to experiment with. Definitely worth the generous price.

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    Connie Fox
    Purple Clay Suprano Ocarina

    Kind of ugly, but pretty sound.

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    B.S.

    It’s beautiful! Easier for me to play than tenor that I bought recently. The soprano is smaller and easier to play with smaller hands.
    The clay feels wonderful, personal.

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    Donald Johnson
    Fun

    I’m learning the finger chart and playing my first song. Ode to joy. It’s a fun process.

    Thanks Don

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    Purple Clay Soprano C Major with Songbooks

  • Please note:

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    We are now including insurance on every order. Please see details here.

    We will ship your order within 2 business days unless we inform you otherwise, and we do not ship over weekends or major holidays.

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    If the package and/or contents are damaged during shipping, you must provide a digital photo and order number within 24 hours of receiving the package in order for your claim to be processed.

    USA Domestic Shipping Rates:

    -DHL Domestic: limited tracking, ETA 5-7 business days, $12 for orders $89.99 and under, free for orders $90 and over.

    -USPS Priority: tracking, ETA 3-5 business days, $15 for orders $89.99 and under, $13 for orders $90 and over.

    -USPS Express: tracking, ETA 1-3 business days, $50 for orders $89.99 and under, $48 for orders $90 and over.

     

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    -DHL International Standard: limited tracking, can take up to 8 weeks, $25 for orders $108.99 and under, free for orders $109 and over.

    -USPS International Priority: tracking, ETA 7-14 business days, $48 for orders under $90, $46 for orders $90 and over.

    -USPS International Express: tracking, ETA 3-5 business days, $60 for orders under $90, $58 for orders $90 and over.

     

    International Shipping Rates:

    -DHL International Standard: limited tracking, can take up to 8 weeks, $35 for orders $108.99 and under, free orders $109 and over.

    -USPS International Priority: tracking, ETA 7-14 business days, $60 for orders under $90, $58 for orders $90 and over.

    -USPS International Express: tracking, ETA 3-5 business days, $82 for orders under $90, $80 for orders $90 and over.

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