Comprehensive ocarina glossary?!

Panch
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February 10th, 2010, 9:57 pm #1

Hello everybody!

I think we all know pretty well now that the ocarina community's grasp of consistant terminology to be abysmal. :/
One person calls one thing this, the other calls one thing that, and really, it's just a big messy confusion.

I propose that we start a reasonably comprehensive glossary of the ocarina, with definitive terminology. Really, the ocarina deserves more than the poorly organised jumble of words we fling about to describe it. ^^;
I mean, heck, it's rare when I see anyone so confused as an ocarina newbie. The poor buggers have to get used to everyone talking about ocs in different ways! D:
Among the many advantages a glossary would give us, it would also enable us to describe specific traits of the ocarina very easily when we need to! WITHOUT having us resort to descriptive essays!

I think this should be a collaborative effort, with TONians deciding together what things should be ultimately named. I'm more than happy to draw labelled diagrams, myself!

What do you guys say?


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Sigurthr
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February 10th, 2010, 10:00 pm #2

Sounds good to me! It would definitely help out those if us who are newer to ocarina too.
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February 10th, 2010, 10:01 pm #3

10-4 on that one.
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February 10th, 2010, 10:04 pm #4

I don't have much free time these days, but if I can help I would be happy to. :D
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February 10th, 2010, 10:07 pm #5

"10-4"...?
Sorry... either that's not Aussie slang or my time in Thailand is getting me behind... >.>

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February 10th, 2010, 10:08 pm #6

lol :P pay no attention.
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February 10th, 2010, 10:09 pm #7

I'm not sure either, but I think it's used in radio communication (walkie-talkies) meaning "I hear you" or "affirmative"... Not sure though...
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February 10th, 2010, 10:11 pm #8

kcindric wrote:I'm not sure either, but I think it's used in radio communication (walkie-talkies) meaning "I hear you" or "affirmative"... Not sure though...
That you are right my friend :P
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February 10th, 2010, 10:15 pm #9

One of these has already been started on David's Octalk forum, but I think that it's not too bad of an idea to start one here.

At the bare minimum, we'll need some discussion on "sweet potato" versus "transverse", also explaining modern, classic, and modified sweet potatoes accordingly (as coined by Moonsyne). I don't know if we'll be able to come to a consensus on tunings, though. Soprano C seems to be concrete and universal, but C5 through C4 seems to be such a debated range of notes. :/ I say that anything between G4 and C4 is Tenor, C5 is Alto and C4 is Bass but whatever. I'm not a musical expert. =P


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February 10th, 2010, 10:26 pm #10

My idea is to have the basics like that, but also delve into more, smaller details as well. Such as voicing style and components of the ocarina, which would make conversing about such details (imagine how much that'll help in the oc-making section!) a much more tolerable experience. :D
I have an example I made if you'd like to see?
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