This seedpod ocarina in alto C ranges an octave and a third from C5 to E6. This is Songbird’s most popular sized ocarina, and its lightweight design makes it easy to take on the go.
It is difficult to pinpoint the exact time when instruments from other cultures were first used in Western contemporary music. It is better thought of as a period, rather than an exact moment.
The harp is a seemingly mysterious instrument to many people, so let’s take a look at how this unique instrument actually works.
The name ocarina, meaning “little goose,” was coined in the late 19th century by Italian musician and baker Guiseppi Donati who modified the instrument to play a diatonic scale and popularized it in the west
Yamaha’s latest wind instrument, the Venova, is compact, durable, and great for a saxophone sound on the go. Check out Grace Kelly’s demonstration!
In this video, three musicians – Kenta Fukui (Sax), Kei Suzuki (Sax), and Naoyuki Takano (Clarinet) – take a spin on Yamaha’s latest wind instrument in a Venova jam session.