Rabidgnome
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Joined: April 18th, 2011, 12:19 am

April 20th, 2014, 6:20 pm #21

They sound pretty good to, but the conversion for canada makes them around 750 dollars and i can get a new brass for about 600
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Jack Campin
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April 20th, 2014, 7:40 pm #22

Look up reviews of the new plastic saxes. Seems their keywork is even worse than the Lyons/Nuevo Clarineo clarinets and you can't adjust it at all to fix leaks. I saw a really cool-looking one on EBay recently (transparent) but I passed.
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Rabidgnome
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April 20th, 2014, 8:03 pm #23

mendini alto sax yeah Jack i just saw that when i delved deeper into them, its a shame i used to play when i was very young and its always been a favorite instrument of mine. I'm currently investigating this saxophone as possible learning tool for myself.
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hylian_shieldmaiden
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Joined: December 12th, 2010, 6:12 pm

April 20th, 2014, 10:24 pm #24

I've been dying to get a nay (maybe a set of nays) and mizmar for years, but I don't seem to be able to find any reputable makers/sellers online, and haven't been able to find anything at all in actual stores (I did find some at the CNE last year, but they were basically the "Peruvian ocarinas" of the nay world :P ). Most of the nays and mizmars I see online are made by Mid-East Mfg., and the few reviews I've managed to scrounge up for them haven't been favourable. Don't suppose anyone here knows where I can manage to get my mitts on a decent nay?

I'd also like to get a higher quality durbakke than the ones I currently own, a daff, and a tabl.

Buuuuuuuut, knowing me and my luck, I'll probably end up getting more ocarinas before I manage to get any of those other instruments.
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:budrio: Pacchioni Arabic Scale
:nobleblack: Noble Bass C
:OoT: 12 hole alto C Songbird replica OoT
:ocarina: 12 hole ICO SG
:pendant: Pure Ocarinas Totoro pendant
:ocarina: Songbird straw-fired Baby Dragon Tooth
:pendant: STL soprano C Rupee
:ocarina: STL plastic 12 hole alto C
:inline: STL 12 hole inline alto C
:ocarina: 10 hole alto C Mano Percussion plastic ocarina
:pendant: 8 hole Peruvian
:ocarina: 6 hole home-made ocarina (made out of a plastic Easter egg, a drinking straw, and tape :lmao: )
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:ocarina: Focalink straw-fired alto C and soprano C
:ocarina: STL/TNG Purple Clay Mini
:ocarina: Pure ocarina in D
:ocarina: Jade Everett ocarina
:aria: Aria (all types)
:ocarina: STL DIY
:inline: Mountain Ocarina in Poly C and G
:focalinkblue: Focalink plastic (undecided on soprano or alto)
:OoT: Tenrai 9 hole replica OoT
:ocarina: Focalink straw-fired Mini G
:ocarina: Noble Mini
:ocarina: Takashi (possibly 6F or 7C?)
:fairyoc: Spencer Fairy Ocarina
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Jack Campin
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April 20th, 2014, 11:02 pm #25

As it happens I was at a class on Turkish classical music this weekend and the teacher (a Greek musician) used a ney to demonstrate. (I used Turkish G clarinet and tenor recorder; an ocarina would have been able to play all the notes but its sound would have been too aggressive for the group mix).

Traditionally, instrument quality isn't a big deal with them. The old-school way was that your teacher gave you your first one and then you learned to make your own - you don't need much more than than a sharp knife and a few red-hot metal rods. The doodad on the top of Turkish neys seems a bit more complicated to make but there isn't anything subtle about what it does.

They don't blow anything like any other flute I play and I've always been dead in the water with them.

Can you find a local teacher? If so, they'll know where to get one.
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hylian_shieldmaiden
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Joined: December 12th, 2010, 6:12 pm

April 21st, 2014, 5:43 am #26

The only local teacher I've been able to find so far is Arabesque Academy, who teach bellydance, and various Middle Eastern instruments, including the ones I want to learn. Apparently they perform internationally, and at least one of their music instructors has a doctorate in Historical Arabic Musicology. They do have a boutique that sells to both their students and the public, but when I talked to them about buying a nay, they told me that their supplier is out of business at the moment due to the trouble in Egypt, and so they have nothing in stock. I've always got an eye out for more resources, especially at the multicultural festival I go to every May, but haven't had much luck in the 10 or so years I've been searching. I did manage to find a Turkish guy who teaches qanun, though, and he even makes his own qanuns, but he lives over 2 hours away, so taking lessons with him wasn't feasible :/

The nays I found last year - so far, they're the only ones I've managed to find - weren't even playable. They were splintered and cracking, barely even usable as decorations. But I'm hoping that perhaps it's a sign that I'll be able to find a proper one sometime soon :shrug:

If I could even just get ahold of a proper nay, and the reed to make it with, I know my dad would easily be able to make me one using it as a template. I'd generally prefer to have an Arab-style one without the bashpare, but at this point, I think I'll take what I can get as long as it plays :P
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:budrio: Pacchioni Arabic Scale
:nobleblack: Noble Bass C
:OoT: 12 hole alto C Songbird replica OoT
:ocarina: 12 hole ICO SG
:pendant: Pure Ocarinas Totoro pendant
:ocarina: Songbird straw-fired Baby Dragon Tooth
:pendant: STL soprano C Rupee
:ocarina: STL plastic 12 hole alto C
:inline: STL 12 hole inline alto C
:ocarina: 10 hole alto C Mano Percussion plastic ocarina
:pendant: 8 hole Peruvian
:ocarina: 6 hole home-made ocarina (made out of a plastic Easter egg, a drinking straw, and tape :lmao: )
[+] Ocarina wishlist:
:nobleblack: Night by Noble
:ocarina: Focalink straw-fired alto C and soprano C
:ocarina: STL/TNG Purple Clay Mini
:ocarina: Pure ocarina in D
:ocarina: Jade Everett ocarina
:aria: Aria (all types)
:ocarina: STL DIY
:inline: Mountain Ocarina in Poly C and G
:focalinkblue: Focalink plastic (undecided on soprano or alto)
:OoT: Tenrai 9 hole replica OoT
:ocarina: Focalink straw-fired Mini G
:ocarina: Noble Mini
:ocarina: Takashi (possibly 6F or 7C?)
:fairyoc: Spencer Fairy Ocarina
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April 21st, 2014, 7:05 am #27

A Handpan. I love it since I heard it the first time.
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:ocarina: Rotter Alto C 12H black/brown
:ocarina: Rotter 10H Bass C
:ocarina: Rotter 10H Tenor G
:ocarina: Rotter Alto C
:ocarina: Rotter 10H soprano G
:ocarina: Rotter 12H soprano A
:ocarina: Rotter 12H soprano B
:ocarina: Rotter 10H soprano C
:ocarina: Rotter 10H soprano C lang
:ocarina: Rotter 10H piccolo F
:ocarina: Rotter 4H Mini B
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:double: Focalink dolce double AC
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April 21st, 2014, 4:19 pm #28

I would love to buy a bass clarinet, as I used to play. I also want a nice saxophone, and a DAG or TAG ocarina, though I haven't decided which one yet. Gonna save now, so I can purchase it in time for my oc anniversary in September. lol
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Empathy is your pain, in my heart. -Emily Bell
Better wise from the misfortunes of others, than the misfortunes of your own. -Avi
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STL Plastic Triple (gold, gift from Dondi, named Frederico)
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TNG DIY in C (Carmelita)
Hamlett in Alto G (Aster)
Purple Clay Triple in C (Akatsuki)
Songbird Strawfire pendant in G (Spot)
MaxRange Double Pendant in C (Roger)
Purple Clay Bass Triple in C (Little John)
Songbird Alto C pendant (gift from Zero Tolerance, named Zero)
Dinda Soprano in G (named Cookie)
Hong Xiao in Soprano F (gift from (Kevin), named Sweet Pea)
Hamlett in Soprano Eflat (Lily)
Songbird Mini Dragon Tooth in G (no name yet)
Purple Clay Mini in C (no name yet)
Songbird 7 hole Ocarina of Time AC (named Zelda)
Snowman Mini pendant (gift from pandorado, named Juniper)
Ocarina Necklace in brown (named Lil Bit)
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Casper TAF in Meteor Finish
Focalink/Stein DBG
Galliani Konzertocarina C3 by Rotter
Konzertocarina F4 by Rotter
Aria Triple AC, by STL
Takashi DAG
12 hole AC-E Zhao Fang by Focalink
Custom Hind Sweet Potato in Tenor F
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seadeatea
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Joined: January 27th, 2013, 10:57 pm

April 21st, 2014, 6:24 pm #29

My ultimate goal is to one day get a Guqin. I love them but have neither the room or money for one:

Pui-Yuen Lui performing "Flowing Waters"

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DarkAlchemist
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Joined: September 30th, 2010, 4:57 am

April 21st, 2014, 6:56 pm #30

Robert Hickman wrote:
wrote: I don't particularly care for guitar, but there's music that I want to play, and can only find guitar tabs for. >_>;
Look up note positions so you can transcribe it, or there are plenty of cheap guitars floating around if you want something physical to use for transcribing.
Yeah, I tried doing that, but I got a bit overwhelmed by the work involved with it. I'd either be transcribing for my ukulele or cello(most likely cello, since it has a wider range). Maybe one day I'll feel less lazy and less quick to give up and try again.

I've thought about getting a cheap one, but I'd need to get one with a smaller body. regular sized guitars are too big and bulky. :P

@Ocarinacaro:

Hello fellow cellist! :D
If I can find anything that I want to sit down and learn I'll have to shoot you a message. :P

Ah the cello I got is an electric. For those times I don't feel like being heard I leave it unplugged. It sounds really nice plugged in, though. :3
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