Learn to play the ocarina with 'Serious Ocarina Player', covering everything from the basics, to advanced topics.
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What is an ocarina?
What are ocarinas capable of?
The types of ocarina
What type of ocarina should I learn?
How ocarinas work
How to identify ergonomic ocarinas
The ocarina's fingering system
Breath curves and tuning
Tuning and ambient temperature
Identifying playable ocarinas
Keys and pitch ranges
Playing characteristics and timbre
Recognising badly tuned ocarinas
Materials, finish differences and ocarina care
Choosing your first ocarina
How to play the ocarina
Learning the fingerings
Playing your favorite songs
The types of music notation
Controlling your finger movements
The components of melody
Octaves and scale formation
Figures, phrases and motifs
The logic of sheet music
Harmony for ocarina players
The relationship between melody and chords
A philosophy of learning musical instruments
The value of mentours
Finding interest in technical exercises
Scales, intervals and arpeggios
Recording for practice
Playing at high tempo
How to hold an ocarina
Playing the high notes
Blowing an ocarina correctly
Tongue posture and articulation
Intonation (playing in tune)
Dealing with warm or cold environments
Getting a good sound on the high notes
Playing ocarina with sheet music
Reading rhythms in sheet music
Sharps, flats and key signatures
Identifying playable sheet music
Transposing sheet music to fit the ocarina
Sight reading sheet music on the ocarina
Recognising common melodic patterns in sheet music
How to play the ocarina by ear
Finding notes and playing longer melodies
Recognising melodic patterns
Learning to identify melodic intervals by ear
The basics of improvisation on the ocarina
Music for the ocarina
Choosing an ocarina to fit the range of a song
Modifying music to fit the ocarina
Playing ocarinas in different keys
Articulating notes on the ocarina
Playing cuts and strikes on the ocarina
Ornamentation: rolls, cranns, and strike cranns
Articulation and ornamentation applied
Notating fingered articulations (cuts and strikes)
Multichamber ocarinas & tunings
Holding a multichamber ocarina
Blowing a multichamber ocarina
Chamber switching on multichamber ocarinas
Is the ocarina easy to play?
Where to breathe
Is the ocarina a good instrument for young children?
What is the differance between a 12 hole and 10 hole ocarina?
How do I play vibrato on ocarina?
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 screech on its high notes?
Why does my ocarina sound out of tune?
Why are my ocarina's high notes flat?
How do I mute an ocarina?
How do I switch chambers smoothly?
Want to play well? Stop using ocarina tabs!
Cons of the ocarina as a first instrument
How to teach the ocarina to children
How to become a great ocarina player
Seven common ocarina mistakes to avoid
Fourteen tips for practising the ocarina effectively
How to record an ocarina
Composing for the ocarina
Challenges in marketing the ocarina
A case for electronic ocarinas
Beginner sheet music sight reading exercices for ocarina
Basic scales for single chamber ocarinas
Diatonic intervals for ocarina
Pentatonic scales for the ocarina