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DoodkiMusic bamboo ocarinas; A Russian Etsy maker
Topic Started: 11 Sep 2017, 04:22 PM (509 Views)
Inline Ocarinist
I've recently stumbled upon these bamboo ocarinas and I was wondering whether anyone has any experience with them - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DoodkiMusic

The maker offers other instruments, too - a few flutes and even a kalimba (sold, sadly). His work looks amazing, the sound samples of his creations are on soundcloud, I love everything so far but I'd love to hear other people's opinions, preferably of those who own or have previously played one of his ocarinas.
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Andy Cox
The work appears beautiful/

I too make a few and notice a difference in the timbre from these closed tubular flutes and the transverse clay ocarina. attached is one of my latest
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Transverse Ocarinist x 3
It's weird that he doesn't say the note range in his descriptions. I'd be weary of tuning until you can confirm with the maker...

EDIT: sound samples are good. Best to confirm with maker about note range.

I wonder what the back looks like, I can't see any images of jt
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I think they're quite beautiful, actually. At that price I would buy one or two just to have in my collection.
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I just noticed this thread and looked up the instruments on Etsy.

Isn't it stated in the descriptions on Etsy and in the sound sample titles on Soundcloud (at least in some of them) which scale they play? For example in the sound sample for the Bamboo Ocarina "VI" the sound sample title says "G-dur". Or are you looking for another information? I'm wondering more about the fingerings, I guess they are played like "usual" pendant ocarinas?
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I asked about the fingering charts and got a response. The four holes use a pentatonic scale and the 6 holes use a modified linear major scale. There are no thumb holes. Fingering charts are attached.
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I like the idea of having an instument like that, but I don't think I could get used to that fingering! It took me long enough to learn my 7 hole Ocarina of Time replica's fingering!
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found this comment from the maker and thought id share it for reference...

'Hi! My name is Vladimir. I love musical instruments as well as music they help to produce. The very first priority for me is the sound of the instrument: when it is perfect, I work on the design. Every piece I sell here is made by me.'
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