Can you answer these basic questions about the ocarina?

Let's test your ocarina knowledge. Can you answer the following questions:

  • What are the 2 basic styles of ocarina?
  • What are the plusses and minuses of the 2 basic styles of ocarina?

   Have you heard of...

  • What is the all-too-common ailment found among ocarina and other fipple flute players commonly known as MSP Syndrome?
  • What are the 4 most common materials that ocarinas are made out of?
  • Why is clay the most popular material to make the ocarina out of?
  • If you wanted to make your own ocarina, what material should you use?

   Do you know...

  • Why do some companies make ocarinas out of plastic? Should you?
  • What are some of the economic considerations of plastic ocarina making?
  • What is a common problem when playing a metal ocarina in cold weather?

If you need to know the answers :-) to any of the above questions, read on and we'll discuss them.

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