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 8-hole ocarina fingering chart?
Author: tch (---.ny325.east.verizon.net - ISP in New York, NY United States)
Date:   2006-09-04 15:43

Hi,

Does anyone have a fingering chart for an 8-hole sweet potato ocarina? There're six holes on top, two on bottom, and they're all similar in size.

Thanks in advance.

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 Re: 8-hole ocarina fingering chart?
Author: Gnomon (193.120.81.---)
Date:   2006-09-08 07:27

Try this one:

http://www.iol.ie/~jonmca/Ocarina/ocarina8.gif

It might work, but 8-hole Peruvian ocarinas are very variable, so you may have to fiddle around with this to get it to work.

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 Re: 8-hole ocarina fingering chart?
Author: pikapika! (---.bulldogdsl.com - ISP in Farnham, Q2 United Kingdom)
Date:   2007-03-24 12:40

ahhh i posted this on the wrong site this is the scale with notes:

http://pic4.piczo.com/ranndoomerr/?g=34713742

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 Re: 8-hole ocarina fingering chart?
Author: Gnomon (---.ptr.magnet.ie - ISP in Dublin, 07 Ireland)
Date:   2007-05-10 14:52

Hey, who stole my fingering chart?

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 Re: 8-hole ocarina fingering chart?
Author: pikapika! (---.dslgb.com - ISP in London, H9 United Kingdom)
Date:   2008-02-02 17:44

stole is a strong word i didn't mean any offence it's just that doh re mi is alot harder to understand than a b c

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 Re: 8-hole ocarina fingering chart?
Author: Gnomon (---.ptr.magnet.ie - ISP in Dublin, 07 Ireland)
Date:   2008-02-08 15:58

OK, I forgive you. But if you use someone else's work, it is usual to ask permission.

The trouble with putting the names of the notes is that this ties the chart to only one specific instrument, the one where the bottom note is c.

The system of do, re, mi is a variable one, where do is the bottom note, whatever it happens to be, which makes it much easier to use. If you are not used to thinking of tunes in terms of do, re, mi, then you should learn because it makes it much easier to play by ear.

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 Re: 8-hole ocarina fingering chart?
Author: elvis1 (---.lsanca.dsl-w.verizon.net - ISP in San Bernardino, CA United States)
Date:   2008-04-24 01:44

Hi my daughter in law bought my grandson 8 hole ocarina and he wants to learn how to play it.The only problem he has is he doesn't have a finger chart to show him how to play it.If anyone can help me with one we would be greatful for the help.

nelliemontano@yahoo.com

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 Re: 8-hole ocarina fingering chart?
Author: bishely (---.bagu.broadband.ntl.com - ISP in Warrington, P2 United Kingdom)
Date:   2008-08-07 14:49

Gnomon wrote:

> If you are not used to thinking of tunes in terms of do, re, mi, then you should > learn because it makes it much easier to play by ear.

I struggle with do re mi, always have done - I've got a decent ear and tend to pitch only ± a few cents, so I find I get confused with the do re mi scale cause I always hear Julie Andrews singing the famous song and so end up basically just using the notes, but with the do re mi names, so my lowest root note ends up not being do, because I just always equate a C to do and so on. I mean, I *can* do it properly, but it just takes a lot of thinking to get it right!

Actually had arguments with both my A-level teacher and University lecturer, because I argued they were trying to make it more complicated than it is. I appreciated it was how they worked, and it was useful to some people, but didn't see why they were so insistent I call a B (for example) 'do' when I could just as easily call it B. Handy system for transposition if you find it confusing, and especially if you have one of those slide-rule things, but I always just found it a bit unnecessary.

Not criticising you Gnomon, or saying you're wrong that its a useful thing to learn, just pointing out different things work for different people. I always find the best way to play by ear is to just trust my ear and brain to work things out right, and tell me when my fingers are in the wrong place!

This is my first post on this forum, btw - hello everyone! Been looking for a fingering guide for an odd looking ocarina I bought at a car boot last weekend... Sadly, yours doesn't fit. Think I'll just muddle on, I've worked out most of the basics, was just being lazy!

EDIT: having seen some of the friction on other posts regarding do re mi vs C D E, I should add that in the context of a generic fingering chart for ocarinas, I agree with Gnomon that do re mi makes FAR more sense, my point is just that I don't find it too useful for playing by ear, that's all :)



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 Re: 8-hole ocarina fingering chart?
Author: gregory_bratton (---.sip.sav.bellsouth.net - ISP in Greenville, SC United States)
Date:   2009-04-29 02:55

my son bought a 8-hole ocarina without a fingerchart so we had to make one. (6 holes on top, 2 on bottom)

here it is if it helps you...

http://files.gregorybratton.com/8_hole_ocarina_fingering_chart.pdf



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