The Teardrop Ocarina has a surprisingly full voice for its small size. It plays beautifully with other flutes, drums, and string instruments and its portable size makes it a perfect instrument to carry with you everywhere.It’s tuned to a pentatonic minor scale in the key of “C”.
Ocarinas are wind instruments in the category of vessel flutes. The typical ocarina is an enclosed space with four to twelve finger holes. Traditionally they are made from ceramic materials like clay or porcelain but other materials like wood, glass, metal, and bone are also used. The ocarina belongs to a very old family of instruments, believed to date back to over 12,000 years ago. Ocarina-type instruments have been of particular importance throughout South American cultures such as the Mayans and the Aztecs. The trade routes developed by the Aztec civilization brought the ocarina to North America. It also has and does play a significant role as a popular musical instrument throughout Asia, especially in China and Japan.
How-to-Play Instructions & Songs: Click here to download the instruction sheet with songs.