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Discover the Ocarina

The word "ocarina" is used to describe a family of wind instruments known as "vessel flutes."
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.
 
Ocarinas are fast becoming one of the most popular instruments in the world. Their resurgence during the last decade is due largely to the Nintendo video game called "Zelda: Ocarina of Time." Ocarinas are so easy to play that even children can learn simple tunes; yet the tone of a perfectly crafted ocarina is so beautiful and pure that, in the hands of an expert player, it can rival even the most sophisticated musical instruments.
 
Whether you are a beginner just starting out on your musical journey or a professional musician looking for the ultimate Sweet Potato ocarina, you will find an instrument here that will suit your every need.

 

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