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Method book advice
Topic Started: 31 Aug 2017, 03:50 PM (311 Views)
Cecilia
Pendant Ocarinist
Does anyone have any advice/recommendations for good method books? I'm not looking for the super basic/intro method books, as I have a sound grounding in musical theory and find I chew through them ridiculously quickly. I'm looking for something with exercises to go over to really fine tune my skills, and help with chamber switching and whatnot.

Thanks in advance!
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acox
Andy Cox
I have found this source helpful. Andy
http://www.campin.me.uk/Music/Ocarina/#tutors

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Cecilia
Pendant Ocarinist
Thank you for the link :)
Edited by Cecilia, 1 Sep 2017, 01:31 AM.
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Maryjohn0192


Thank you :)
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pandorado100
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The best method book I have is the one by Cris Gale, the OcarinaDiva. It's rather basic though since it is written with the complete music novice in mind and you may find the music theory too basic given your background. However it has nice practice exercises and a good selection of fun tunes to play. You can order it from the Hal Leonard website or on Amazon.

Ocarina Method by Cris Gale ISBN 978-1-4950-2514-3
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Kitten Forest
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I've found YouTube to be better than any book.
I learned using videos from here. There are some on double and triple ocarinas as well as other technique tutorials.
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Harp Player
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Cecilia
31 Aug 2017, 03:50 PM
Does anyone have any advice/recommendations for good method books? I'm not looking for the super basic/intro method books, as I have a sound grounding in musical theory and find I chew through them ridiculously quickly. I'm looking for something with exercises to go over to really fine tune my skills, and help with chamber switching and whatnot.

Thanks in advance!
If you are chewing through method books then you may be past that stage and just need a few more advanced tips and pointers. If you know a good trained musician a sit down or two with one of them might be just what you need.

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Amerred
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Alternatively, I might just suggest looking up, say... violin or clarinet technical exercises, or something of that nature. Just look that up online. This will help with technique and chamber switching. A lot of people recommend long tones and practicing with a tuner for intonation.
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