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David Ramos's Method Book Kickstarter
Topic Started: 24 Mar 2016, 02:27 AM (2,606 Views)
Stephen Bobchin
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Today our friend David Ramos (often better known as DocJazz) announced a kickstarter to fund the production of a method book for the Ocarina. David began this project in 2014, after seeing the lack of available material, and this is his opportunity to bring it to fruition. The link to the KickStarter can be found HERE . If anyone has any questions, post them here, as I am sure David will be visiting the page to answer any questions, and this post will be updated with new information as it arrives.
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Edited by Stephen Bobchin, 24 Mar 2016, 02:28 AM.
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Thanks so much Stephen! You might remember when I started my "How to Play Ocarina" video series last January. Well, that actually came to fruition out of my idea for this book in early 2014, but I decided to try the video series first to see what the response would be, which was overwhelmingly positive. With every episode, I was writing the book along side it, and I'm so excited to finally piece it all together and finish up the video series!
Edited by DavidRamos, 24 Mar 2016, 03:55 AM.
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Vendace
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This looks great! I'm low on funds but ill see what I can donate to it. :) My little sister would LOVE this.
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Bluegrass ocarina
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I know it has been posted in the Facebook group and I linked it in the Google+ group(so all three of us can see it.lol).

Good luck David.
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SteamDome
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David,

Will the digital edition replace QR codes with a link to the YouTube videos? I'm deciding whether to go with digital or hardcopy. I'm leaning towards digital.
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wAllop1
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I'm really excited for this, I'll definitely be backing!
(I'm also excited for the chance to look more scholarly ;) )
Edited by wAllop1, 24 Mar 2016, 02:14 PM.
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Wollemi Pine
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Good luck David!
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SteamDome
24 Mar 2016, 07:02 AM
David,

Will the digital edition replace QR codes with a link to the YouTube videos? I'm deciding whether to go with digital or hardcopy. I'm leaning towards digital.
The digital version will probably be mostly the same, but I was thinking of including short links under each QR code just for that purpose. Good question!
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Mark Chan
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In addition to having a small link underneath the QR code, also make the QR code clickable so that it takes you to the page. It's redundant, but more ways of getting to places is good.
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SteamDome
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Just placed my order! :) I went with the physical book and CD.

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Devdadou
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Added my contribution! Take the physical book for now I will see if I update it tomorrow to the 75$....
But still If you need it, David, I can make the french trad, also for the videos ^^
And I hope meet you face to face one day!!!
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Pori
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lol wish i knew a beginner!! i'm sure it will be great!!
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DavidRamos
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Just a little update that we've reached 80% funding in less than a week! We have about $950 more to go, so if you've been thinking about contributing, it would be awesome to have this fully funded by Wednesday! http://bit.ly/htpo-book
Edited by DavidRamos, 29 Mar 2016, 07:04 PM.
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Devdadou
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Just take a look to th project an it al most done!!! David Need 456$ to reach the goal ^^ I finely contribute to 100$ (more shipping). It's an huge thing! let's share it with more people!!!
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Saiai
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i've just contributed! so close to reaching the objective i really hope it's going to happen i wish to learn and understand music better so i can enjoy playing.
i would be pleased with a french version ;-)
Edited by Saiai, 30 Mar 2016, 08:04 PM.
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Vendace
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I haven't backed it yet but I plan to. :) the physical book tier doesn't come with a copy of the digital version does it?
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31 Mar 2016, 01:01 AM
I haven't backed it yet but I plan to. :) the physical book tier doesn't come with a copy of the digital version does it?
Yes, it comes with the digital book and audio files!
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Montschok
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$5,040 done out of $5,000 now. Congrats!
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31 Mar 2016, 09:53 PM
$5,040 done out of $5,000 now. Congrats!
Thanks so much, and thank you to everyone who helped us reach our initial goal of $5000! Now it's time for our stretch goals so we can print some DVDs and donate some of the method books and free ocarinas to public schools! http://bit.ly/htpo-book

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Wollemi Pine
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Congrats on getting funded!
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Zero Tolerance
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WHEEEE! I'm so happy for you!

Wish I had made time to pledge (I don't have an amazon account) but I'm sure I'll be able to get my paws on a book later (just because it's something useful to have) ;)
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Vendace
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Yay congrats! It's great that this book is being made :)
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Mark Chan
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Congrats! :) Now for those overachiever goals...
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Saiai
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\(^-^)/ Congradulations! Am so happy! can't wait to receive
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Wollemi Pine
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The funding progress....

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popzap
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Oh wow. This was timely. First time I've been on this forum for years and I pop in to catch this announcement. David, you were a great inspiration to me way back when I started so I'm glad to be able to support you on this kickstarter.
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Nafaei
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Although I can't offer much, I do plan on backing :) good luck with the stretch goals!
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DavidRamos
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Thanks y'all :) Just 17 more days!
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shideneyu
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I booked one :)
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DavidRamos
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Hey everyone, just an update that we only have 7 days left to reach our big stretch goal of donating free ocarinas and method books to schools! Please consider sharing the project on your social networks by copying/pasting this blurb:

Learn #HowToPlayOcarina and help us get FREE ocarinas and music books into school classrooms! http://kck.st/1o6Scwi

Or if you have a Twitter, just click this link ➔ http://j.mp/1Sctx4a

Thanks y'all!
Edited by DavidRamos, 15 Apr 2016, 05:06 PM.
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Ocypode
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The project reached the third stretchgoal :)

Also, still about 30 hours for those who are interested.
Edited by Ocypode, 21 Apr 2016, 01:58 PM.
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Congratulations! :fly:
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DavidRamos
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Thanks and thanks to everyone who's contributed so far! Thanks to your efforts, we're going to be donating ocarinas and method books to two schools and we're halfway to a third school :D It ends tonight at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern!
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Nafaei
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Congratulations, David! Your Kickstarter has been so successful, I'm glad I could help even just a little bit :)
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DavidRamos
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Thanks Nafaei, and thank you to everyone who helped support this project financially, socially, and with their time and efforts behind the scenes!!
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Toc
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I'm Glad to be apart of a network with so many supportive people! (mental tears)
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