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I have a Hind inline and it is really quiet. I haven't played any of his transverse style, but I do know they are good. I do know that the 12 hole ocarinas Songbird calls "Allegro Alto C" are quieter than most of my other altos, close to the same as my Focalink plastic one. The thing that is different with this ocarina is that most of the notes can be played best with similar levels of breath exception being high C-F needing more. Also note that if you use sub-holes, both Allegro and Sonaro have both sub-holes used by the right hand instead of one on each side like the plastic ones do.Mikael wrote:As far as I recall from when I was active here, Charlie Hind's ocarinas were said to be of a more quiet nature.
I don't have any personal experience with them though, so take that as you will.
Of the ocarinas I have tried the quietest are the 1000 leaves and the Aketa Sonetto S-5C.Gemstone wrote:Thanks again! I'm going to look at the video and the links tomorrow or another time this week.
I'm just slightly confused because of the Hind ocarinas being 11 holes, as you mentioned. Could I play one the same way I play my 12 holes or is there a difference (apart from the C# fingering)?