Chinese Zodiac Animal Ocarina: The Pig
--- Accurately tuned in G major
--- Pitch range from G4 to B5
--- 3.5 inches in length
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What is my Zodiac Animal?
Your Zodiac Animal: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020 Rat 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021 Ox 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022 Tiger 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023 Rabbit 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024 Dragon 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025 Snake 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026 Horse 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027 Ram
1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028 Monkey 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029 Rooster 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030 Dog 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031 Pig
When I first received the Pig ocarina I wasn't too happy at all with its tuning, but after working with it two days I really started to like this little pig. In the key of a low G, notes low G through the low C must be played quite softly, especially the C. Once you hit C# you must apply at least twice the breath pressure to play in tune. So this ocarina does not have a steady smooth breath curve. But once you get used to that, and make the proper adjustments, this little pig is really fun to play, and it has such a nice mellow and beautiful sound. I also noticed a little burr under the left middle finger hole. I removed part of this burr with a wood dowel, and after that it was easier to play in tune. Maybe the burr is the cause of the tuning issue? Not sure. So I must play it very softly through the first few notes, G to C, but then make a sharp increase in breath pressure. Master that, which isn't hard after a few hours of playing, and you'll have a really nice and pleasant ocarina. Fipple bend is a little more difficult than the horse, but it can be done. The fipple is a little farther away than on the horse, but F# and F should prove fairly easy to obtain. For an ocarina I didn't like straight out of the box, I grew to absolutely love it after two days. I will play this one a lot, love the key of low G and the pig's overall tone. Oink, oink. :)R
Good instrument. Fun to play. The funniest thing is a friend mentioned I blow into its butt hahaha for sound.
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