Wednesday, November 09, 2005

One of a kind, contrabass ocarina

I saw this on the web, it's a contrabass ocarina, built by
Clayzeness Whistleworks' Richard Schmidt on commission from a customer. Sandi and Richard make a wide variety of beautiful and inventive whistles, flutes and ocarinas. I have one of their plastic ocarina's and plastic flutes made under the BearPaw brand. The plastic ocarina plays really well, I highly recommend it for a $10 investment. The plastic flute does well for a $20 plastic flute, but the fingering is not the "easy" mode 1/mode 5 fingering (oh well, when will the flute makers learn that the cheap flutes need to be in the "easy" pentatonic fingering...). Posted by Picasa

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