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All of our ocarinas:

  • Include a neck cord with safety connector so that you can carry your ocarina easily and safely.
  • Are fully chromatic with a range of an octave and three notes (18 tones). The C ocarina has one less hole but has the same 18 tone range (see the FAQ for a detailed explanation).
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Hardwood, Key of G

Hardwood, Key of C
  • Price: $119.95
  • Length: 5.5 inches or 13.9 cm
  • Tonal range: B4 - E6
  • Made of special hardwoods stabilized with phenolic resins which make the woods wear resistant and durable
  • Interior liner which protects the wood from mold, mildew, swelling, and cracking
  • About half an octave lower in pitch, and mellower in sound
  • Reasons NOT to buy Mountain Ocarinas
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • More information about our ocarinas

WarmStone, Key of G

WarmStone, Key of C
  • Price: $99.95
  • Length: 5.5 inches or 13.9 cm
  • Tonal range: B4 - E6
  • Appearance resembles of ivory inlaid with malechite
  • Made of Corian®, solid surface composite material, non-porous, allows highest surface polish
  • Interior liner which resists moisture condensation in the windways
  • About half an octave lower in pitch, and mellower in sound than the G ocarina
  • Reasons NOT to buy Mountain Ocarinas
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • More information about our ocarinas

Polycarbonate, Key of G
  • Price: $24.95
  • Length: 4.5 inches or 11.4 cm
  • Tonal range: F#5 - B6
  • Made of extremely tough polycarbonate material
  • Highly impact resistant
  • Texturization makes surfaces very scratch resistant
  • Precise replica of our more expensive ocarinas
  • High sound quality, very difficult to distinguish from our more expensive ocarinas
  • The polycarbonate G ocarina is recommended to go along with our self-learning curriculum. The curriculum is recorded on a G ocarina
  • Reasons NOT to buy Mountain Ocarinas
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • More information about our ocarinas

Polycarbonate, Key of C
  • Price: $24.95
  • Length: 5.5 inches or 13.9 cm
  • Tonal range: B4 - E6
  • Made of extremely tough polycarbonate material
  • Highly impact resistant
  • Texturization makes surfaces very scratch resistant
  • Precise replica of our more expensive ocarinas
  • High sound quality, very difficult to distinguish from our more expensive ocarinas
  • About half an octave lower in pitch, and mellower in sound than the G ocarina
  • Why does it have one less hole than the G? See the FAQ.
  • Reasons NOT to buy Mountain Ocarinas
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • More information about our ocarinas

Polycarbonate, Keys of G and C


Previously Sold Ocarinas

Comparison Of Our Ocarinas
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Hardwood $109.95 These precision instruments are beautiful in both appearance and tone. They are also built to last. They feature our unique resin liner which protects the hardwood from mold, mildew, swelling, and cracking.

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Hardwood $119.95 Similar to our G hardwood ocarinas except that they are an inch longer, about half an octave lower in pitch, and mellower in sound.

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WarmStone $89.95 WarmStone ocarinas are made from Corian®, a solid surface non-porous material. The advantages of this material allow these ocarinas to have the most highly poished finish as well as the best moisture resistance.

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WarmStone $99.95 Similar to our G WarmStone ocarinas except that they are an inch longer, about half an octave lower in pitch, and mellower in sound.

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Aluminum $79.95 Extremely-durable hardcoat anodized aircraft grade aluminum. Each instrument is machined to precise specifications. Brass/Gold in color.

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Aluminum $89.95 Similar to our G aluminum ocarinas except that they are an inch longer, about half an octave lower in pitch, and mellower in sound.
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Polycarbonate $24.95 Precise replica of our hardwood ocarinas. We even hand sand each windway. As a result, their sound nearly matches that of our hardwood ocarinas. Great sound. Very tough.

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Polycarbonate $24.95 Similar to our G polycarbonate ocarinas except that they are an inch longer, about half an octave lower in pitch, and mellower in sound.

* All of the above recordings were made on our polycarbonate instruments. The "listen" links above are meant to demonstrate the difference in pitch between the G and C ocarinas not between polycarbonate, hardwood and aluminum.

** Our G polycarbonate ocarina is our most popular model. Our self-learning music curriculum is recorded with this ocarina, and this is the instrument that we generally recommend people to start with.

Frequently Asked Questions about our ocarinas

Comparison of materials that our ocarinas are made out of.


Self-Learning Music Curriculum
  • Price: $24.95
  • Learning to Play MOUNTAIN OCARINAS® consists of a 40 page book (24 units) and 3 companion CDs.
  • This thorough introduction to music guides you step by step from sounding your first notes to playing from a book of folksongs or hymns.
  • Designed for learning on your own, without a teacher, so absolutely NO prior knowledge of music is required.
  • Note: The songs recorded on the instructional CDs are performed on a G ocarina.
  • Click here for sample curriculum pages

Music Books

300 Celtic Folksongs for MOUNTAIN OCARINAS®
  • Price: $19.95
  • A wonderful collection of traditional music from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales that sounds great on the ocarina. This book is also very suitable for other folk instruments. (We specify for MOUNTAIN OCARINAS® only because some ocarinas do not have enough range to play all the songs in this book)
  • Full of haunting ancient airs and ballads as well as spirited faster tunes.
  • The easiest songs are noted so that learners can quickly find songs that they can play.
  • Enough material to keep you busy for a long, long time.
  • Click here for sample music book pages

Favorite Hymns in Easy Keys

Favorite Carols in Easy Keys
  • Price: $9.95
  • Nineteen favorite Christmas carols in easy to read and play settings, with chords and lyrics.
  • Chords and music are written so that a G or a C ocarina can play along with other musicians without transposing.
  • Includes a tutorial on how to play your G ocarina with other musicians.
  • Click here for sample music book pages

Are Our Ocarinas and Products
Right For You?

Maybe. Maybe not. The only way to know is to try them out yourself. Get to know them. Get comfortable with them. See if you like their tone, feel, fingering, expressiveness, the nuances of how they play.

The only way to know if an instrument right for you is to spend time with it.

This is why we offer a 365 Days/Lifetime - Double Guarantee (see below)... so you can try our instruments at your leisure and see if they are right for you. Take your time. You'll have one full year to decide.

Go to this page to hear from some people who were un-happy with their purchase from us... along with some people who were not. Here are some Reasons NOT to buy Mountain Ocarinas

Watch our free 5 part video course for an introduction to playing our flutes.


365 Days/Lifetime - Double Guarantee

1. 365 Days Complete Satisfaction Guarantee. Order any products directly from us (either from this website or over the phone). Try our products for as long as you like... up to one full year. If you decide for any reason that you don't want to keep any of our products, simply contact us by phone or email and let us know. We will cheerfully refund your full purchase price. We will also refund the shipping charges for orders shipped to the U.S.A.

2. Lifetime Breakage Guarantee. If your ocarina is ever accidentally damaged to a point where you can no longer play it, simply return it to us, and we will either fix it or replace it with an ocarina of similar value.

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I would hear them later "showing off"
their ability to their friends...


Dear Karl,

I wanted to write a quick "Thank you" for your ocarinas which you sent for our trip to Mexico. We had a great trip!

We did a musical program in several villages with a team of 17 musicians and many instruments including 3 acoustic guitars, electric bass guitar, congas, bongos, maracas, and tambourines. We used your "G" ocarina in every song to highlight the melody so that the children could learn the songs. It was so loud and clear that it stood above all of the other instruments, even without amplification!

It is the best and simplest way to teach a new melody. The children and the adults loved the sound and would gather around to examine them and play them. Even the children could learn a song very quickly, and I would hear them later "showing off" their ability to their friends.

Since our return, I have been using it in our worship services at church. It has a beautiful, clear tone, that really compliments the music.

Thanks again for such a great little musical instrument!

Sincerely,

Eric Hall

Pastor of Calvary Fellowship Church,
Wayne, PA.



Results *not* typical


Recorded after 8 days with Mountain Ocarinas

Almartino received his first Mountain Ocarinas on 11/26/2007 at his home on the enchanting island of Capri, Italy. 8 days later he created and posted the above video on YouTube.

Impressive.

Almartino is a talented musician who plays a number of instruments. Results not typical.

http://www.almartino.it

I could sell these things

Today, I decided to wear my hardwood C on around my neck, instead of carrying it in a pocket. The polished wood is very striking to look at.

This morning, after recording in Car Studio again, I walked to Market East station to buy a train ticket for my son. I got to the ticket window, and the ticket seller pointed to the MO and said "What's that thing?"

"An ocarina."

"A what? I never heard of that."

"It's a musical instrument."

"It is? Play something!"

Obediently, I played a quick "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." More people gathered around, including the people in the line behind me. The ticket seller and about three others asked where they could get one. I wrote down the MO web site on slips of paper that the ticket seller kindly gave me.

Later today, I attended a small meeting of Esperanto speakers in Princeton, New Jersey. Okay, I grant you that's weird enough in itself, but I never claimed not to be weird! Once again, people started staring at this thing hanging around my neck. I told them it was an "okarino" which is the Esperantized version of the word. It so happens that many Esperanto words are built out of prefixes and suffixes. "Okarino" isn't one of them, but it looks a bit like it is. "Ok" means eight; "-ar" means group; "-in" means female. So "okarino" can be read as "a female collection of eights," which of course makes no sense at all, but it's the kind of geeky thing that makes Esperantists smile. One of the people at the table flatly denied that it could be an ocarina, because "?i ne aspektas kiel batato," that is "it doesn't look like a sweet potato." That led to a discussion of the various kinds of ocarinas, and I had to make up a word on the spot for "inline". Once again, the discussion ended with me writing down the MO web site on slips of paper for people.

After that, I had a stroll around Princeton, and wandered into Farrington's Music store, one of those nice old-fashioned tiny music stores crammed with stuff. I was just going to look at whistles and whatever other interesting stuff they might have. Maybe a new recorder. Before I could as for anything, the lady who was running the store pointed and said with great emphasis, "What is THAT?" I said it was an ocarina, and she said "Incredible! The only ocarinas we have are these," and she pointed to some cheesy $5 painted pendants on a try. Then she asked me to play something. By now I was expecting this, so without hesitation I once again launched into "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and then threw in, on impulse, "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," with a few extra riffs thrown in. I got a nice round of applause from her and the other customers in the store. Her partner said "We should be selling those." Again, people asked me for into. I felt a little awkward, since I was in a music store, but she reassured me it was okay, and in fact was interested herself. And I bought a recorder anyway. I've been meaning to get a wood one for ages, but they're hard to find in stores. Farrington's had a Hohner maple student model, and that was just fine.

I think that if I had a barrel of MOs and stood in a mall just playing, I could sell them pretty fast.

ubi


ubi playing "Summertime"

bold added by MO. See original post in the forum.

Kissing88's Introduction

Hello folks at MO!

Some of you may already know me. I'm Sam, or "kissing88", and I am an administrator at the notorious glorious The Ocarina Network Forum.

Frankly I had been skeptical about Mountain ocarinas for quite a while.

I did own a Polycarbonate G Mountain Ocarina over a year ago (as you can see in this old video of me ), but back then I was only months into the ocarina obsession passion and was an absolute transverse ocarina chauvinist. I think Zelda might have been to blame for this.

Despite knowing that my old Poly G was a nice instrument that was affordable, indestructible and pocket-sized... because of my strong preference for 12-hole style ocarinas it did not stay in my collection for too long. I ended up giving it as a gift to a young friend at church who was curious about ocarinas. I felt that it was the perfect ocarina for such a kid, since he has two rowdy brothers who play rough with him (ie: a hell for fragile ocarinas), and I trusted MO's quality to be acceptable as a gift (I would never give an ocarina I don't think is good as a gift).

And yeah, from that day on I felt that I was finished with MO's. I had owned one, experienced how it was like and had convinced myself that it was not my style of ocarina. I was a sweet potato man. I went on to pursue various 12-hole ocarinas, Double ocarinas and Triple ocarina. Afterall, why play such a simple 10-hole Inline ocarina when you could be tooting chords on these complicated multi-chambered ocarinas? I could live without putting an MO in my hands ever again. I am a sweet potato man.....a sweet potato man... I said to myself over and over.

Time passed, and with it came more experience with ocarinas and improvements in playing. The Ocarina community had changed a lot too with time. Forums were established, new brands from afar had been discovered, people started having deep discussions about which ocarinas they prefer, etc etc etc. It all felt like we were part of some new era for ocarinas. The disease called Ocarina Awareness was spreading all over the world.

MO did not remain dormant either. I noticed new things going on, like the video that guarantees "Lifetime guarantee", Variations on Greensleeves by Karl (which I absolutely love listening to), a horror video of shattering ocarinas, why Karl wears the same clothes, recording tips, etc. I learned so many things from these videos, like how to record well, how to pronounce "Target" correctly, etc and was greatly humbled by Karl's expertise, experience and insight. With all this happening, I have to admit I started getting cold feet about having given away my old Poly G. But how could I get it back from the kid? I even considered asking him whether he wanted to trade it with one of my 12-hole ocarinas that I don't use very often to get it back.

MO then made this forum. At first I was very skeptical about this too - it's a forum dedicated to one brand... how far could it go. I was encouraged to come here by good ol' Cliff, who had always been very friendly and enthusiastic towards me. I joined, and even if I didn't currently own an MO, I still liked to drop in every now and again because of the warm and cheery atmosphere and the humor (lol @ ocarina chucks).

After listening to recordings by ubizmo and Karl's unfinished Mountain Myst album, I started seeing beauty in MO's that I did not see before.. I started getting blasphemous temptations to want MO's again.

As time went on with my own ocarina playing, I started wanting ocarinas that I could carry with me everywhere I go and I would not have to fear of breaking. I do have a lovely Woodsound Alto C ocarina that is made of wood.. but even wood is susceptible to damage. 12-hole ocarinas are also bulky to carry around as easily. I started looking into cheap plastic pendant ocarinas. However, I needed more range.. and I always did prefer linear fingering.

The material Corian ("warmstone") started to really grab my attention. It looked like such a beautiful material that is also very tough and non-porous. I would post on The Ocarina Network every now and again that I would love to see more ocarinas made of that mysterious Corian material, and that the ocarina of my dreams would be made of Corian.

And yeah.. one thing led to another.. and by some strange twist of fate (or should I say "divine prompting" ) I now have in possession a lovely Corian C and G Mountain ocarina set of that special dark green, jade design. It just arrived in the mail today (much sooner than I had "expected").


(Thank you so much Cliff and Karl!)

My love for MO has been rekindled a second time around (love is sweeter the second time around), and I've become a full-blood MO fan. I am overwhelmed by the pure beauty about everything to do with these MO's. They are so shiny, elegant and compact, like precious magical relics. The sound is also refreshing and powerful, which is what I am starting to prefer recently.

I did not post an introduction here at MO forums for so long, because until today, I did not really feel that I was part of this strange Mountain ocarina cult. But perhaps it was inevitable, and my descent to the dark side was only delayed because of Zelda. The MO's have instantly become one of my favourites, and I am very happy to now be a legitimate member of the wonderful community.

I am amazed at the full bodied tone quality and clarity

Hello Gentlemen:

I got the most amazing instruments in the mail today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I looked at them and then hung one around my neck and immediately began playing it. I got, as you know a C and a G.

I have been making flutes (Native American) for many years and love them very much but these little Ocarinas are just as you said "Concert Quality" Instruments.

I am retired now and I go into the Mountains nearly every day. I will be leaving in a few moments for a walk in the Rattlesnake wilderness. I have decided on the G flute to wear and play today. I have a favorite rock along the Rattlesnake River that I like to sit on and play the flute simply for my own enjoyment. I am amazed at the full bodied tone quality and clarity.

Thank you for an exceptional job on designing this flute and thank you both for making them available to everyone. You could spend hundreds of dollars and still have a lesser instrument.

Congratulations and Thanks,

Papa John Manytrees

http://home.earthlink.net/~jnpherring


Opening a whole new world to me

Dear Karl,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your associates for opening a whole new world to me. I am 58 years old and have never played a musical instrument well.

I think it was sometime in May that my bride brought home one of your "Student" packages from a home school event here in Houston. It was for our 11 year old son, but I picked up your lesson plan to glance through it. I was impressed with its clarity and content. I listened to the first CD and followed the instructions. Now I'm hooked. After years as a percussionist and singer on our praise team, as well as plunking around on my guitar, I can finally read and play music. It's like learning a whole new language.

I am committed to go through the entire lesson plan (I'm now on # 16) and practice daily (give or take a sick day now and then). It is truly a joy, not only to read music, but to now be able to write the music the Lord has placed in my heart.

Thank you so much for all your effort...and your wonderful instrument...

Sincerely,

Biff Van Cleve
Mars Hill Productions
Missouri City, TX


It's obvious that you have a true passion for your ocarinas

Hello from Japan. :)

My wife and I just wanted to say thank you for making such a great ocarina. I am an American guy and me and my Japanese wife live in Japan. We received our ocarina in only 4 days after ordering. That is incredible service. And you only charged us for actual shipping costs. We were very impressed about so many things regarding your ocarinas and your company policies. The ocarina we purchased is high quality and sounds wonderful. I have been playing the tin whistle for a few months now, and decided to try out your ocarina. My tin whistle is a Clarke Sweetone.

We also ordered your Music Curriculum and the 300 Celtic Folksongs Book. The Curriculum is great. The cd's are really helpful and the books is well written. We love Celtic songs and they sound so beautiful on the Mountain Ocarina. It's wonderful that you made a Celtic song book specifically for the Mountain Ocarina. And over 300 songs! Your companies' products, policies and ideas are so well thought out... such a rare thing these days.

It's obvious that you have a true passion for your ocarinas. And not just trying to make a quick buck from your products. When we first visited your website, we were so impressed with the descriptions of your quality products. And the descriptions of being able to play a portable, affordable, quality and near bullet proof ocarina anywhere really caught our attention. I was never this excited about my Clarke tin whistle. We hope your company never loses it's personalized attention to service, well thought-out ideas, and quality (which usually can't be found in larger companies). And that neck strap... great idea! You guys just make too much sense. Thank you and keep up the great work and ideas!

Joe and Shizuka
Hokkaido, Japan


I spent the entire summer playing the Oc on my lunch breaks

After a year or so of searching for a "portable" instrument, I was recommended the ocarina by a friend who plays a clay one. The thought of carrying a clay instrument while backpacking or while starting a new job in a state park made me nervous to say the least. So the winter of 2005 I spent hours looking online and at the curiosity stores in and around Laramie, Wyoming and Denver. One night I happened upon your site and was at first unimpressed and skeptical, but your video of Karl playing the Poly. Oc. impressed me enough that I picked up not only the flute but the how to play book and cds as well as the 300 Celtic folk songs.

I spent the entire summer playing the Oc on my lunch breaks while working as a campground attendant in South Dakota over the summer.

On more than one occasion it was entertaining to see people seeking me out, enchanted by the sound.

thank you very much for making an affordable yet fully functional instrument,

Marcus Gallegos
Custer State Park
South Dakota


I've never played an instrument before so my family...

I would just like to say you guys have done a terrific job, with everything, the ocarinas, curicullum, ... everything.

I got one of your ocarinas and the 'Learning to Play' book last week and it's very well put together. Most people I know who play instruments had to go to school for almost 2 years before they even finished learning how to read notes. But with your book I could already read them all in less than a week! Without any prior musical education.

The diatonic fingerings are also very easy to learn and I could already play the first song (Hot Cross Buns) in a matter of minutes! Of course it's a very easy song but still, I was impressed by the pace I was learning at. I already braced myself for months of irritation to learn to play, but boy, was I wrong.

I've never played an instrument before so my family was also impressed by the ease of this instrument. They were expecting a lot of false notes and cursing from me, hehe. The squeakproofness (is that a word?) of this ocarina is amazing.

A friend of mine who's like a musical genius (he can play about 7 different instruments) wanted to try it so I gave it to him. Even without a fingering chart or sheetmusic he could play basic songs within minutes!

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is. The mountain ocarina is an extraordinary instrument, easy to play, quick to learn and produces a beautiful sound. You've really done a remarkable job with it.

I wish Karl and all other people who made Mountain Ocarinas possible the best of luck and a flourishing business.

Regards from a very satisfied customer,

Cedric Jacobs
Schilde,
Belgium



Not everyone is happy with our products. Go to this page to hear from some people who were un-happy with their purchase... along with some people who were not. Here are some Reasons NOT to buy Mountain Ocarinas

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