This Ocarina Method Book Serious Ocarina Player by Robert Hickman is a comprehensive guidebook on everything you will ever need to know about ocarina performance. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, it is sure to offer valuable and applicable information.
The book itself is almost 300 pages in length, and includes many graphics and diagrams to supplement the text.
The Fundamentals of Excellent Performance
Covered topics include:
The history and capabilities of the transverse ocarina
Identifying ocarinas designed as serious instruments
Single chamber versus multichamber ocarinas
Understanding ocarinas in different keys and octaves
The fingering systems of single chamber and multichamber ocarinas
Holding ocarinas, and avoiding hand pain
Playing the high notes of single chambered ocarinas
Blowing an ocarina to create a clean, controlled tone
Playing in tune, and the impact of ambient temperature
How to approach practice in an effective way
Identifying playable music, and adapting music to the ocarina
Performing and using Classical and Celtic articulation/ornamentation
Recording an ocarina in a studio setting
Finally, this book contains answers to many frequently asked questions, such as:
Is the ocarina easy to play?
Is the ocarina a good instrument for young children?
Why does my ocarina have airy high notes?
If you have questions about playing the transverse ocarina, look no further than 'Serious Ocarina Player'.