The Ocarina is a brilliantly simple instrument and belongs to that small group of musical instruments, which includes the recorder and ukulele, that can encourage groups of people regardless of musical ability to simply have a go! Given the Ocarina only has 4 holes it is remarkable that you can achieve a full diatonic octave - D - D - and ensures that a surprising variety melodies can be produced.
It is the ideal classroom or group instrument and comes in a variety of bright, attractive colours. The plastic is high quality and solid throughout and the soft rope goes over your neck and prevents the ocarina being dropped.
There is a good selection of accompanying music available and great value quantity discounts for purchasing in bulk.
|Rebekah Cron, Primary Education Specialist The rich vibrant colour of this ocarina makes it my favourite of the OC range. Complete with silky neck string, it is the perfect instrument for any child or first-time musician. Although Ocarinas belong to an incredibly old family of instruments, believed to date back over 12,000 years, in their modern form these hard-wearing plastic instruments offer a very interesting avenue into the playing of woodwind instruments. They also allow an easy route into reading sheet music. A quirky, fun alternative to the recorder, they are easy to play, and can be used in both solo and group activities.|