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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 04:04 PM
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Whatever happened to the ocarina?
AKA 'the sweet potato'.

I had one when I was a kid.
Never was very good on it.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 04:08 PM
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1. If it hadn't been for Zelda, most kids these days wouldn't even know the word.
I've got one packed away somewhere.
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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 04:11 PM
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2. If one were to play the ocarina, one can be transported to a dungeon.
Edited on Sat Feb-07-09 04:15 PM by Lucian
I like the Nocturne of Shadow myself.
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mduffy31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 07:24 PM
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10. I prefer the Bolero of Fire here
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 04:23 PM
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3. Ave Maria on the ocarina:
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 04:30 PM
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4. I still have one. It is like a 50's Sears appliance pink.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 04:48 PM
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5. Sounds like the one I had.
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 05:13 PM
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6. I used to have a really nice ocarina.
It was ceramic, with a matte red glaze, nice tone too. Last I saw it, it was in the basement with the harmonicas.
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 05:18 PM
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7. I've never heard of this thing before.
What is it?
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 05:20 PM
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8. Kind of a flute. Or...a kind of flute.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 11:29 AM
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12. Not so much a flute, just a whistle type instrument that's enclosed rather than open
ended like a recorder.

Which gives it a very plain tone, much like the recorder, but it's a bit more mellow.
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 06:00 PM
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9. One of my kids
has three or four of 'em...all ceramic, but different styles and colors. They can sound pretty nice when he puts his mind to it.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-07-09 07:27 PM
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11. No sex threads.
You say it's some sort of musical instrument? OK. ;)
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 01:14 PM
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13. And no one's mentioned The Troggs yet
I'm guessing ( but only guessing) Wild Thing has the only ocarina solo in the history of rock and/or roll.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 01:37 PM
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14. Best place to buy good ocarinas, still made of
clay, and they're real musical instruments is Lark in the Morning:

http://larkinthemorning.com/category.asp?c=73&bhcd2=123...
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MajorChode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 02:06 PM
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15. Wasn't that the all-time greatest one-hit-wonder on VH1?
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insanity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 02:09 PM
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16. The best OoT song, by far, is Saria's Song
Edited on Sun Feb-08-09 02:11 PM by insanity
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