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Milt's Method Book
Topic Started: 9 Jun 2012, 09:53 AM (6,357 Views)
Stephen Bobchin
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The following was sent to me from Shion Itsuki, Milt's manager

■ Milt's ocarina Method Book will be published at the end of June 2012!  (Japanese one first)

We will publish Milt's original ocarina Method Book in late June, 2012 through Also Publishing Co., Ltd., which has published the ocarina-specialized magazine, called "OCARINA". Based on the massive experiences and knowledge about the ocarina, Milt has tried to complile everything he has to help ocarina lovers as well as professional ocarina players improve their skills with a lot of pictures and detailed explanations (including 2 CDs).  

If anyone is interested in, or anyone wants to buy it, or simply have any questions on the book, please send the email to the following address:

contact@office-itsuki.com

We will contact you with more detailed information for you!

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Now you may be asking "but Stephen, why are you posting this here?". For which I have an answer! Milt needs to know how many people would be interested in the English version of his book. So please post if you are!
I have known about this book for months, and have been extremely excited to announce it :D

(If any other makers / companies are interested in announcing things on TON, feel free to let me or the other staff know)
Edited by Stephen Bobchin, 10 Jun 2012, 12:10 AM.
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Achint
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Fat Mouse >^_^<

*Raises hand for English version*
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geotjakra
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ditto, for English version, and if not too pricey
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AstralSquid
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I would definitely be interested.
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angiessa
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I would be interested in the English version. :)
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Bateleur
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Meh.

I'd at least be curious. :o
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Stephen Bobchin
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I am intending to buy both the Japanese and English versions
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melodican
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Behold! 'Tis the flute of my people!

But of course, I'd love to check out the English version.
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Intense
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Bartholomew Kittensworth
English version.
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Cambell
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That guy

Yep, certainly interested in this. I already asked about it on Facebook :)
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RJ924
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For me, it depends on price. I have several free method books from Giorgio Pacchioni's website, and some others. I also have method books for other instruments that are also a help with the ocarina. I don't need another method book, but if it is done well and is a good price, I would be interested. I won't be one of the first ones to jump on this boat though. I would like to see some samples and hear some reviews first.

RJ
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Kibbler
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Sick and tired
I would like an english version, my japanese is still, um... terrible.
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Wollemi Pine
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I'd be interested in the English version.
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Suki
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Haaaaaaaiiiiiii! ^_^

I am interested to know more information about the english version and price :D
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Ocarinadiva
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Play what makes you happy. - Achint

Definitely the English version for me. :)
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8bitjosh
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"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressable is music." -Aldous Huxley
*raises hand and waives while jumping like a hyperactive school child*
OH! English please!
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SuperBobKing
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I would love an english version. I also might get the japanese version too because I am going to learn it (taking online classes this school year) and may move there someday, and if they have different names for stuff it would be helpful.
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OberonOcarinas
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I would be interested as well. Milt is an impressive and innovative ocarinists so i love to learn a lesson or two...in English or course :)
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Philip
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Interested, but do we have a rough idea of the price yet?

EDIT: Just noticed there seems to be a price on the photo that Stephen attached.

2940 Yen is roughly US$37. That includes the book and 2 CD's. Having said that though, im sure international freight will push the price to around the US$55 mark

I dont want to lie and say that id be interested if the purpose of this thread is to gather what the interest will be.

Somehow with things like this everyone will say yeah im in but then when the time comes to fork out the money, everyone drops off
Edited by Philip, 10 Jun 2012, 09:50 AM.
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Krešimir Cindrić


That depends on the price of the English version. Since there are so many ocarina resources available for free, I don't see a point in paying a lot of money for it. Especially because the first seven chapters (out of ten total) seem to be on a very, very elementary level.

But if it is something not very expensive, than by all means, I'd be very interested in it, Milt is a great ocarina player and I'm willing to bet he is a competent teacher as well.
Edited by Krešimir Cindrić, 10 Jun 2012, 01:25 PM.
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Stephen Bobchin
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Close the World, Open the Next

Just talked with Shion, and she is trying to push for an E-book version as well, which I am sure will be cheaper
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Philip
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KypSyd

That I'd definitely be interested in
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Allochii
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Still learning...
Yes please! I want one in English!
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RJ924
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My ocarina has no hair...either

Stephen Bobchin
10 Jun 2012, 01:46 PM
Just talked with Shion, and she is trying to push for an E-book version as well, which I am sure will be cheaper
This would be a good thing. I hope they can make it happen.

RJ
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Verstand
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I feel I would only be interested in the ebook version, and for the right price. At the above estimation of $55, I would not be likely to buy it.
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Shion Itsuki for Milt
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Thank you so much for your comments, everyone. I will pass these on to the publishing company.
I will let you know whenever I get the further information.
Hopefully, they could provide some sample pages of the book soon.

Shion
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Hoffman Ocarinas
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Shion Itsuki for Milt
13 Jun 2012, 03:14 PM
Thank you so much for your comments, everyone. I will pass these on to the publishing company.
I will let you know whenever I get the further information.
Hopefully, they could provide some sample pages of the book soon.

Shion
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Great news !! I'm very curious now...
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Xun
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Stephen Bobchin
9 Jun 2012, 02:38 PM
I am intending to buy both the Japanese and English versions
It would be very interesting if they published a bilingual Japanese / English method book. Then you would only have to buy it once.
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Shion Itsuki for Milt
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XunA
The bilingual method book is an extremely good idea!!! If it is an E-book, it would not be so difficult to produce it; just we need a switch to go back and force between two languaes as necessary. It would be a good material to learn Japanese for non-Japanese people, too. Thank you so much for your suggestions. I will pass it on to the publishing company, too. ^^

Shion
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Stephen Bobchin
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Xun
14 Jun 2012, 04:47 AM
Stephen Bobchin
9 Jun 2012, 02:38 PM
I am intending to buy both the Japanese and English versions
It would be very interesting if they published a bilingual Japanese / English method book. Then you would only have to buy it once.
Well, I intend to use it to help learn japanese better
Edited by Stephen Bobchin, 14 Jun 2012, 05:28 AM.
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HaZarDZBLooM
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Noobin' it. lol
I am very interested in buying the English Version. But if it's bilingual by default, I have no problem with that. :3
Edited by HaZarDZBLooM, 14 Jun 2012, 08:33 PM.
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Bacchus
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one more vote for the English e-book (no shipping fees, etc.) version, especially if it is reasonably priced... :)
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Teemi
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Hello =D
I would be interested too
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Jack Campin
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Count me out.

What Milt is good at is playing jazz on the ocarina, and there's nothing in the table of contents that looks like stuff only he could have written and that might help me play his way.

It's going to take a comparative review that finds something in this that isn't in Mezzetti before I buy it.
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melodican
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Behold! 'Tis the flute of my people!

I'd be most interested if it demonstrates some of his range-expanding techniques. What I've seen him do is the same basic concept as the O-Tone, but he's able to do it a lot more quickly and in-tune. Pretty impressive! :3
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Silver Coral
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Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are inconquerable. -- Theodore N. Vail
I would be very interested in the English version!
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iBankai145
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Yes! English version please!!
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Jeso
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English version ! come on!
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OcarinaFanatic
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Make music, not notes! >:(
I would want to learn his methods of hitting higher notes too. :)
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Mark Chan
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I have this book and think it's very good for beginners (you won't be learning his advanced crossover technique or other unorthodox methods of play). It has lots of pictures and detailed explanations for both good and bad examples. There are lots of practice exercises as well. I would totally buy this book again if it came out in English. :)
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Akira
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I would also buy one, if its not too expensive! =) Digital Version would also be very nice. (Shipping etc.)
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pandorado100
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Can you keep us posted Mark if you get any news of Milt's instruction book getting an English release? I don't think I'd be adventurous enough to buy the Japanese version because I can only read kana in a very slow, laborious fashion. Kanji is totally out of the question. :)
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OcarinaFanatic
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Make music, not notes! >:(
The pain of not knowing Japanese, it annoys everybody! :)
Edited by OcarinaFanatic, 10 May 2013, 07:28 PM.
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pandorado100
10 May 2013, 02:55 PM
Can you keep us posted Mark if you get any news of Milt's instruction book getting an English release? I don't think I'd be adventurous enough to buy the Japanese version because I can only read kana in a very slow, laborious fashion. Kanji is totally out of the question. :)
I'll be sure to post something if I hear anything. :)

OcarinaFanatic
10 May 2013, 07:28 PM
The pain of not knowing Japanese, it annoys everybody! :)
Those were tough times. -_- But if you really want something, then you've gotta work for it. C:
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OcarinaFanatic
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Make music, not notes! >:(
Yeah, but I have school and learning sheet music to work for. Not everybody has the time for a giant ocarina collection like you. :)
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