Discover the Ocarina
These interesting instruments differ from traditional flutes in that their sound is produced in an enclosed chamber instead of an open tube. This gives them their own unique tone, and makes it possible to create a real musical instrument that will fit easily into your pocket.
"Sweet Potato" ocarinas were first made in Italy in the 1850s. They were invented by Giuseppe Donati and are immediately recognizable by their protruding mouthpiece on the side of the instrument.
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The links on the right will lead you to:
Sound Samples: Hear pleasant tunes from Charlie Hind's ocarinas, junior through bass sizes!
History: Learn about the history of this unique little instrument. Can you guess how long it's been around? It is older than you might think!
The Potato Bugs: The story of three high school boys who popularized the Sweet Potato ocarina in the U.S. back in the 1930's.
Zelda Fans: Gamers, are you looking for a "Zelda" ocarina? Don't miss this information!
Serial Numbers: Find out the exact day your ocarina was made!
Links : Websites and resources that I have found interesting and helpful.