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What is this thing?
Topic Started: 4 Jul 2017, 04:58 AM (200 Views)
dragon18456
Beginner
I had this ocarina for a very long time and I just want to know what it is. as in what type of ocarina is it

http://imgur.com/a/xYPk2
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hylian_shieldmaiden
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Can't settle on an avatar pic.
I don't recognize the ocarina, but in the second photo it looks like there might be a maker's stamp along the bottom, next to a big C stamp. A photo of that might help people to identify your ocarina better :)
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Tentenguy
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That guy

After a bit of digging around, I can confirm that it is most likely an ocarina by 是誠陶笛 or "Honest/Sincere Ocarinas"
From their Facebook Page

And here's the facebook page for reference: Click!
Good luck figuring out how to play it though, I've tried one and it's got a really complicated fingering system.
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dragon18456
Beginner
I tested it, it is the hardest thing that I have ever played in my life. The second extra hole on the back is a tuning hole that you use to go up a half step or a full step or even a one and a half step depending on how much you close the hole. This thing has a stupid amount of alternate fingerings for every note and any note that sounds flat can be tuned by the right thumb, making it really complex to play. However, i think you could make some interesting runs with this kind of instrument.
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Erulissë
Grace
Oh dear, it sure does look confusing but it's a beautiful ocarina, hope the sound is at least worth all the effort
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