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David Ramos's Method Book Kickstarter

Stephen Bobchin
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March 24th, 2016, 1:27 am #1

Today our friend David Ramos (often better known as DocJazz) announced a kickstarter to fund the production of a method book for the Ocarina. David began this project in 2014, after seeing the lack of available material, and this is his opportunity to bring it to fruition. The link to the KickStarter can be found HERE . If anyone has any questions, post them here, as I am sure David will be visiting the page to answer any questions, and this post will be updated with new information as it arrives.
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‎"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." -Marcus Cole, Babylon 5
[+] My Ocarinas
Icarus Triple AC
Maparam Triple AC
Cris Gale's Aria Ocarina
Dragontooth EQ#1
Dragontooth Raku
Hamlett AC*favourite*
Hamlett AD
TNG Double AC
Tao Bao Triple Alto G
Tao Bao Quadruple Bass C
Spencer Virtuoso
Pacchioni Doppia Bb P*
Muse Eb
One of a Kind Dragontooth 13 hole D
One of a Kind Experimental Strawfire Dragontooth (gift from Mr. Songbird)
One of a Kind Experimental Blue Lustre Dove
Panch C3
Focalink DSG
Cataldi QAC
Cataldi DAF
Cataldi AC
Menaglio AC
Night By Noble AC
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DavidRamos
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Joined: June 24th, 2009, 1:07 am

March 24th, 2016, 2:54 am #2

Thanks so much Stephen! You might remember when I started my "How to Play Ocarina" video series last January. Well, that actually came to fruition out of my idea for this book in early 2014, but I decided to try the video series first to see what the response would be, which was overwhelmingly positive. With every episode, I was writing the book along side it, and I'm so excited to finally piece it all together and finish up the video series!
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New music videos every Saturday! Youtube.com/Docjazz4
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Vendace
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Joined: March 27th, 2015, 4:37 pm

March 24th, 2016, 3:29 am #3

This looks great! I'm low on funds but ill see what I can donate to it. :) My little sister would LOVE this.
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Bluegrass ocarina
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Joined: November 1st, 2014, 3:11 pm

March 24th, 2016, 3:49 am #4

I know it has been posted in the Facebook group and I linked it in the Google+ group(so all three of us can see it.lol).

Good luck David.
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SteamDome
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Joined: December 2nd, 2014, 6:49 am

March 24th, 2016, 6:02 am #5

David,

Will the digital edition replace QR codes with a link to the YouTube videos? I'm deciding whether to go with digital or hardcopy. I'm leaning towards digital.
For fifty odd years I never thought I would learn to play an instrument, but thankfully the ocarina is changing that.
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wAllop1
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Joined: February 4th, 2014, 12:20 am

March 24th, 2016, 1:13 pm #6

I'm really excited for this, I'll definitely be backing!
(I'm also excited for the chance to look more scholarly ;) )
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wrote:"Moo."
~Someone's cow.
My (few) ocarinas:
[+] Spoiler
:double: ICO DAC mini
:ocarina: Focabird 12-hole AC
:ocarina: ICO Tenor G
:focalinkgreen: :focalinkblue: Focalink plastic SC (2)
:pendant: :OoT: Songbird Sweet potato OoT
:pendant: Wowflute...
:ocarina: FIRST NOTE!
Wishlist (One can hope... ):
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Pure soprano G :ocarina:
Noble Bass C :nobleblack:
Aria :ariagreen:
Focalink AC :triple:
Night by Noble :noblered:

And more, naturally
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Wollemi Pine
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Joined: January 11th, 2012, 2:03 am

March 24th, 2016, 1:46 pm #7

Good luck David!
[+] Some Ocarinas I Own

Multi-Chamber Ocarinas
Pacchioni Tripla-P C5 (Bass)
Triple Huaca
Bon Solist Triple
Dinda Double AC
Dinda Triple AC
Maparam Triple


Transverse Ocarinas (Sweet Potato)
:aria: Aria, Tenor C
Aria, Alto G
:muse: Songbird Muse (Eb & F)
Songbird Dragon Tooth, 13-hole (D)
Zin: Soprano C, Tenor C (Bass)
Hamlett, Alto C
Epicai Crab Claw (E)

Spoony AC
CJ AC
Dreambirth Abstract Bass
Robert Hickman AC

Inline Ocarinas
Hind Tenor F
Mountain Aluminum G


Pendant Ocarinas
Whistleworks Killer Whale
STL Mouse


Vintage Ocarinas
:oldoc: Fiehn: C1, B2, E4.5, D5 (1877 stamp), C6, A7.5, G9, C13, G17
:budrio: Chiesa
:budrio: Canella
:oldoc: Teschner
:oldoc: Old Glory: C, G
:oldoc: Gretsch: C, G
:oldoc: EWA: F
:oldoc: Guido Bondi (GB)
:oldoc: Hopf
:oldoc: Reform
:oldoc: Missnia
:oldoc: "Original"
:oldoc: Mathieu (metal)
:oldoc: Waterbury


Broken Ocarinas
:brokenoc: None!
[+] Wish List

:budrio: Vintage Ocarinas (PM me if you have any for sale)
Maparam Ocarinas (PM me if you have one for sale)
fm12692's Bass
Hind Double Sweet Potato
Ocflute
Woodsound
Spencer Double
Pacchioni Classic & Quadrupla-P
Focalink AC Triple Forte
Gosselink
Menaglio Do 7
Purple Clay Triple
Osawa Forte Triple
ABC Notation Primer Guide - Learn how to easily create sheet music and ocarina tabs
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DavidRamos
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Joined: June 24th, 2009, 1:07 am

March 24th, 2016, 2:54 pm #8

SteamDome wrote:David,

Will the digital edition replace QR codes with a link to the YouTube videos? I'm deciding whether to go with digital or hardcopy. I'm leaning towards digital.
The digital version will probably be mostly the same, but I was thinking of including short links under each QR code just for that purpose. Good question!
New music videos every Saturday! Youtube.com/Docjazz4
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Mark Chan
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Joined: August 8th, 2012, 7:10 pm

March 24th, 2016, 3:06 pm #9

In addition to having a small link underneath the QR code, also make the QR code clickable so that it takes you to the page. It's redundant, but more ways of getting to places is good.
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SteamDome
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Joined: December 2nd, 2014, 6:49 am

March 24th, 2016, 3:41 pm #10

Just placed my order! :) I went with the physical book and CD.

For fifty odd years I never thought I would learn to play an instrument, but thankfully the ocarina is changing that.
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