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Ocarina History

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The history of the ocarina goes far back in time. It illustrates nicely how individuals can make a difference in the world. If only one of the pieces in this story were out of place, the ocarina wouldn’t be as famous as it is today. Ocarinas are becoming more and more popular and have entered […]

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How Ocarinas Work (Part 1)

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Dear Ocarinist, On this page and in part 2, I strive to thoroughly explain how ocarinas work right down to their fundamental physics. Ocarinas have never been well explained by anyone in the ocarina community, while questions related to ocarina physics come up time and time again. I’ve seen many people express the wish that […]

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Why Ocarinas Are Special

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If you are new to the ocarina, I want you to know that you have discovered one of the most alluring and beautiful musical instruments of the world. When I say the ocarina is special, I mean it. It is an instrument unlike any other, not only for its design and sound, but its place […]

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How Ocarinas Work (Part 2)

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Welcome to part 2 of this course on ocarina physics and understanding the instrument from the ground up. In part 1 of this article, we have discovered and solved the ocarina equation, allowing us to understand how ocarinas work in detail. It was the main mathematical part of this course. Now, let us find out […]

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Ocarina Glossary

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If you are lost in the technical language of the ocarina and vessel flutes in general, fear not! Check out our ocarina glossary of the most common terms you may come across.     The Glossary Aerophone: any instrument that produces sound by vibrating the air without the use of strings or membranes, and without […]

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