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Lowest note on a 6-hole?
Topic Started: 7 Oct 2013, 04:11 AM (1,229 Views)
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I keep reading about a way to reach a note below the tonic on a 6-hole pendant, but for the life of me I can't find anywhere that actually says how to achieve it...

Help a bro out? :*
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You need to use fipple bend. Lower the angle of your ocarina so that it's closer to your lower lip. It blocks some of the air so you can play below the tonic.

Here's a video of David Ramos demonstrating the technique.


Edited by pandorado100, 7 Oct 2013, 04:14 AM.
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Agh! It was on David's channel the whole time and I didn't find it?! :shakefist:

Anyway, thanks so much for the link! That was much easier than I thought it would be. Something I read before led me to believe I'd actually have to move my mouth below the ridge of the sound hole, but that sounded off to me.

^_^ Thank you again!
Edited by NiceCrocs, 7 Oct 2013, 04:28 AM.
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