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    Default Ocarina versus Native American Flute

    I've long considered picking up a second instrument that's relatively easy to learn and easier to transport than my piano

    I really like the idea of Native American flute and I understand that it's relatively easy to get a decent sound out of it. Looking on Amazon the other day at some things I stumbled on the ocarina. Really affordable, and listening online, sound isn't bad. might be fun to play around with.

    Has anyone played either instrument? I like the Native American flute idea because the eumbuchre is more simple than a regular flute, which I had a lot of trouble with. How is blowing the ocarina compared to the regular flute or NA flute?
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    Apparently the instruments aren't too popular around here Anyway, I ultimately selected the Native American flute, in the key of A Minor. It was more expensive than the ocarina, but I actually had a gift card to use so I'm still essentially trying it for free. I'll update my progress with the instrument once I've received it.
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    "The music of the people is like a rare and lovely flower growing amidst encroaching weeds. The fact that no one has as yet arisen to make the most of it does not prove that nothing is there."

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    Cool

    I have it on good authority that you'll probably get more dates playing the Native American Flute or Recorder as a secondary instrument than the Ocarina.
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    I probably shouldn't be trying to score any dates--my husband would not be pleased! I did go with the flute though
    COMPOSERS IN FOCUS:

    Johannes Brahms


    “Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.”

    Antonin Dvorak: Symphonies (Rafael Kubelik & Berlin Philharmonic)

    "The music of the people is like a rare and lovely flower growing amidst encroaching weeds. The fact that no one has as yet arisen to make the most of it does not prove that nothing is there."

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