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.
The sound quality is so much better than I expected. I was pleasantly surprised by the clean, crisp sound this ocarina produces. The sound is high without being shrill or sharp. The ocarina is easily played even for a beginner like myself. One of my favourite ocarinas in my possession! Thank you STL :-)P
I received this mini SC today and I love it!! I was looking for a pendant that was playable and this one really does the job. The workman’s ship is great and it plays very nice. It takes low air and isn’t screechy... I’ve held off spending so much for a pendant but sure glad I bought this one. This is my 2nd purchase from STL and I’ve been thrilled with both the Sumi and this one Koodo's guys!E
As an intermediate flutist I've always wanted to branch out into other wind instruments, but if I was going to get an Ocarina, I wanted to get a quality one that I could use in performances. When I found this Mini Ocarina which can essentially function as a fashion piece as well as a professional instrument, I was utterly and completely sold. I've been playing this incredible little instrument for about two weeks and I have nothing but good things to say about it. The more I play it, the better I get, and having already developed flute skills, the Ocarina (although slightly different fingerings) was intuitive and I can already play several songs proficiently. The shipping was timely, the Ocarina came completely intact, not a scratch on it. The only possible thing I could recommend is maybe making the strap longer so that you could wear it as a necklace and not just a bracelet. That said, it works great and has saved my ocarina from an untimely meeting with the floor when my 3 year old randomly yanks my arm and I lose my grip. Thank you so much for this awesome instrument!M
Like the other reviewers, I love the sound quality of this little ocarina, and who could resist a purple clay ocarina for under $50? However, I have to warn anybody with large or even medium-sized hands--probably any grown man would have a hard time playing this ocarina; I'm a woman with pretty normal-sized hands and I find it difficult to play the very lowest and highest notes on this ocarina. So if you don't have small or dexterous hands, I would recommend the Nightingale soprano over this one. But if you can handle a tiny ocarina, this one's tone will blow you away!C
Very pleased with this ocarina, I'm glad I went with the purple clay version of the mini ocarina, every note is tuned quite accurately and smoothly. Unlike some other ocarinas I've had that can't quite hit that lowest note without sounding off-key or can't play the highest notes without sounding airy/squeaky, this ocarina does not have that issue. Convenient size, makes for a fun necklace too. Only drawback is I wouldn't recommend this for someone with larger hands.
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