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.
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.T
This is a great ocarina but do not buy if you have large fingers. The cord is different from the picture sadly. I was disappointed with that only.M
this item far exceeded my expectations! the tonal quality and craftsmanship is extraordinary. i find this ocarina quite easy to play compared to others i have tried or own(my skill level is intermediate at best). i have medium sized hands and can just comfortably play. if one had large hands it would be an exercise in complexity. i cant recommend this little gem enough! it instantly became my favorite 12 hole ocarina.
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