The harmony double is a one-of-a-kind ocarina. No, let’s say two-of-a-kind, because this instrument is actually two ocarinas combined.
Your left hand holds a lower chamber and the right hand holds a higher pitched upper chamber. Both chambers are pitched exactly an octave apart from one another and each plays the range of a 9th. Play each chamber separately -from low to high- and you have a chromatic two octave ocarina. Play both chambers simultaneously and watch the possibilities open up. You can play melodies an octave apart as if two people were playing together. If you like harmony, each chamber can accompany the other; play a high melody with a bass accompaniment or switch chambers to create a bass solo with a high accompaniment.
Those are just a few of the possibilities this instrument offers. Combinations are as limitless as your imagination. Plus, if you’re a fan of overtones this instrument will give you hours of pleasure.
Every double is finished in StrawFire, fitted with metal rings underneath to secure your hands. A deluxe hard case is included.
Clearly, one of the most fascinating instruments you’ll ever play.
* What is Straw Fire?
Straw fire is when an already kiln-fired ocarina is put inside a fire-proof container and fired again with combustible straw. The smoke from the fire makes organic designs and rich woodsy color on the surface of the ocarina. The ocarina is then polished with an organic lacquer which comes from certain trees. Camphor oil is used to thin the lacquer. There are a very small number of individuals who have reported allergic reactions to the Straw Fired ocarinas. If you think you may be allergic to lacquer, or camphor oil, please choose a different ocarina.