Learn to play the ocarina with 'Serious Ocarina Player', a book which covers playing the ocarina from the basics, to advanced topics.
If you prefer, this book is also available as an Ebook, and paper editions, which you can find here.
What is an ocarina?
What are ocarinas capable of?
Types of ocarinas
Which ocarina type should I learn?
Keys and pitch ranges
How ocarinas work
The ocarina's fingering system
Breath curves and tuning
Tuning and ambient temperature
Evaluating ocarina quality
Measuring an ocarina's breath curve
Playing characteristics and timbre
Finish differences and ocarina care
Choosing your first ocarina
What is a melody?
Getting started playing the ocarina
Learning the fingerings
Approaching music as a beginner
Where to breathe
How to hold an ocarina
Playing the high notes
Blowing an ocarina correctly
Intonation (playing in tune)
Dealing with warm or cold environments
Getting a good sound on the high notes
How sheet music works
How to approach sheet music as a beginner
Reading rhythms: forget counting
Identifying playable sheet music
The basics of playing the ocarina by ear
Finding notes and playing longer melodies
Common patterns in music
Learning to identify melodic intervals by ear
Practising the ocarina effectively
The value of mentours
High tempo playing
Recording for practice
Multichamber ocarinas & tunings
Holding a multichamber ocarina
Blowing a multichamber ocarina
Articulating notes on the ocarina
Ornamentation: rolls, cranns, and strike cranns
Articulation and ornamentation applied
Modifying music to fit the ocarina
Playing ocarinas in different keys
Choosing the best ocarina key for a tune
Octaves and scale formation
Playing by ear (yes it's possible)
Harmony for ocarina players
Is the ocarina easy to play?
Is the ocarina a good instrument for young children?
Why do I get hand pain from playing the ocarina?
Why do I get a lot of moisture in my ocarina?
Why does my ocarina have airy high notes?
Why does my ocarina sound airy in recordings?
Why does my ocarina squeak on its high notes?
Why does my ocarina sound out of tune?
Why are my ocarina's high notes flat?
How do I switch chambers smoothly?
How do I mute an ocarina?
Finding interest in technical exercises
Basic scales for single chamber ocarinas
Diatonic intervals for ocarina
Pentatonic scales for the ocarina
Want to play well? Stop using ocarina tabs!
Cons of the ocarina as a first instrument
Seven common ocarina mistakes to avoid
How to record an ocarina
Composing for the ocarina
Challenges in marketing the ocarina
Guiding principles: How to become a great ocarina player
Notating fingered articulations (cuts and strikes)
Teaching music to children
Ideological dissonance, and a case for electronic 'ocarinas'