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How To Be Successful With MOUNTAIN OCARINAS® Right Out Of The Box

This 5 part video series gets you off to a great start with MOUNTAIN OCARINAS®.

Watch these videos and you will know exactly how to begin... the moment you receive your ocarinas in the mail.

0. Introduction to this "getting started" video series

1. What to do before you pick up your instrument

2. Playing your first song

3. How to care for your windway!

4. Important neck cord tips

5. How to hold and support your ocarina



Introduction to this "getting started" video series

Karl Ahrens (our founder) introduces himself and this video series.

Video length: 1 minutes, 40 seconds



1. What to do before you pick up your instrument

In this video, Karl answers the following questions:

  • How easy is it to learn to play the ocarina?
  • How durable is your new ocarina?
  • What's in the box?
  • What should you read before you play your ocarina?

Download fingering charts:
   Key of G Fingering Chart
   Key of C Fingering Chart

Video length: 5 minutes, 9 seconds



2. Playing your first song

In this video, Karl answers the following questions:

  • How do I play the basic scale on my ocarina?
  • What is the purpose of the little black bumpers?
  • How do I tongue notes on the ocarina?
  • Why doesn't my ocarina sound just like Karl's yet?
  • How do I play my first song on the ocarina?
  • What is the 2-minute method?

Video length: 10 minutes, 24 seconds



3. How to care for your windway!

In this video, Karl explains the following:

  • How ignoring your windway ruins your sound.
  • What to do after eating saltine crackers.
  • A common windway problem.
  • Different ways to clear the windway.
  • How to polish your windway (with this common item everyone has in their house).

Video length: 8 minutes, 15 seconds



4. Important neck cord tips

In this video, Karl explains the following:

  • When not to use a neck cord.
  • How the neck cord improves your ocarina playing.
  • What you and Karl do 3 or more times a day.
  • How your neck cord connector protects you.
  • How and why to adjust your neck cord.

Video length: 7 minutes, 22 seconds



5. How to hold and support your ocarina

In this video, Karl explains the following:

  • How to hold your ocarina.
  • How to support your ocarina on the high notes.
  • Proper ocarina ergonomics.
  • How to seal the tone holes.
  • How to play clear high notes.

Video length: 8 minutes, 39 seconds




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