Articles

Why is it so hard to learn how to play any instrument and ocarina in particular?

January 24, 2021

Why is it so hard to learn to play the ocarina well? How difficult can it be to learn just one skill? If you've ever found yourself making such questions, here's the answer!


Why Do You Need a Practice Journal?

October 10, 2020

The ocarina is an instrument that is easy to pick up and hard to master. There are lots of things you need to practice, and it’s hard to hold all of them in your mind. It seems impossible to reach perfection sometimes, but you don’t need to. Perfection is a myth, and there is always room for progress. Read further to learn more.


Basic Skills of a Great Ocarina Player

December 15, 2019

What’s the difference between simple sounds and music? Or in other words, what makes music sound like music? Sometimes, the amount of things that you have to know to play the ocarina better can look terrifying. But most of them fall in the same basic categories. Read further to learn more.


How to Learn a New Piece of Music on the Ocarina

December 03, 2019

Learning a new melody can be quite a hard thing to do. At some point, you'll find that you can play quite easily in some places, and you really enjoy when you play them. But in other places, the speed of your playing is close to one note per several seconds, or that your intonation there reminds you of a dying owl. Here's a way to improve it.


Introduction to Deliberate Practice

November 06, 2019

Repeating the same piece of music again and again doesn't work so well. You could play the ocarina like that every day, and still not master the instrument. So you need to change your approach. Deliberate practice, paying attention to what you are practicing, and how you are practicing are the core idea of this article.