All scales and intervals for ocarina in one book

If you want to practice more efficiently, if you want to become a better ocarinist, Interval book is a good place to start. Scales and intervals are the basics — bones of musical art. And if you've mastered basics, the only thing you need to do is to keep practicing to improve your other skills.

This book contains scales and intervals in the range of a single chamber ocarina, so that you don't need to work out how to play them every time. All scales and intervals are here, under one cover.

This book started from my annoyance as I didn't know how to play scales on the ocarina, and from my bad memory, as I struggled to remember the order and number of accidentals. My partner, Robert Hickman, noticed my struggle with practice. So he helped me to create sheet music all of the scales and intervals. I've been using the result of this work for several months and I find it really useful. So we decided to put it under one cover and release it as a book so that other people can also use it. The e-book and printed version are available now.

Who is this book for?

  • For those who want to improve their ocarina playing. Scales and intervals may sound insignificant, but they teach you how to play all possible notes, and all possible transitions between them on your ocarina. And that’s really important because as an ocarina player, you need to care about the right breath pressure and not only about the fingerings for every note. Practicing these basics will engrave this skill in your memory so you won’t need to think about them when you’ll learn an actual music.
  • For those who have no idea how to start playing scales on the ocarina. I personally didn’t know how to approach playing them. Google contains the scales and what they look like, but I had a lot of questions. If some scale doesn’t fit in the range of my ocarina, how was I to play it? Was I to start from the beginning of the scale, or from the lowest note of my instrument? It was great struggle for me every time and the main reason why this book appeared.

The scales and intervals in this book are organized conveniently based on increasing accidentals. It is convenient for those who just started to learn scales. Also, all of the intervals for every scale have been fit into one page. You won’t need to worry about turning pages in mid-play.

You don’t have to follow any order though. You can always choose the order and pace that works for you. You can choose to practice all intervals for one scale. Or just a specific interval for every scale. Or create your own exercises based on the scales you’ll see in front of you.

This book contains several parts:

  • Scales: This part lets you easily see all major and minor scales in a convenient order: by the amount of accidentals in them. It is really helpful for learning the basic fingerings of a scale.
  • Major and minor diatonic intervals: I believe that this is the most important part of this book. Practicing intervals allows you to learn how to move between any note in a key and any other note, helping you to feel more comfortable about playing music in a given key.
  • Chromatic intervals: Finally, here the true intervals. Unlike the intervals in the previous sections, all of these have the same number of steps in the chromatic scale. There can only be one interval with a given name that can be taken from a given note, covering all possible intervals you can find on your ocarina.