ocarina

Ocarina usually is made ​​of baked clay or porcelain. Ocarina has 4 - 24 holes, which form the sound height when are closing by fingers of player. On the side of the instrument the mouthpiece extends, used to blow, built like the flute.

ocarina

Ocarina was created by Giuseppe Donati in the 2nd half of the nineteenth century but it said that this instrument has over 1200 years. It quickly gained popularity in Europe as an amateur instrument, not difficult to create with own hands. Attempts of ocarina improvement by adding the system of dampers and sliders failed. Sometimes it is used by contemporary composers.

Ocarina design does not enable adjusting sound height by blowing into the mouthpiece. Ocarina is made of ceramic and painted, mostly has the shape of sphere, potatoes, animals and birds. Ocarina is considered as a magical instrument that is associated with nature and mystery. In Peru, the people who play the ocarina can imitate Amazonian bird singing and also believe that the instrument can calm the nerves.

 

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