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Coda News / Re: Giveaway and FB!
« on: January 02, 2020, 04:33:25 pm »
I already posted my video! (On the last day as always haha)

I'm glad you decided to be more active on social media, I think nowadays it's the best way to promote your product.

I must admit I haven't practiced with my CODA, but I hope I can contribute with some videos to spread the word about this wonderful instrument!

Questions and Answers / Re: Is My CODA Broken?
« on: January 02, 2020, 04:24:12 pm »
Hi! Generally when the notes sound sharp, it's because on two reasons:
1) The blowing pressure is too high
2) The holes aren't completely covered

My suggestion to figure out if everything's ok, is that you start on the highest note (the high C on the second chamber) with all holes uncovered, and blowing really soft. If you're flat, then blow a little harder until you get the correct pitch. Then when you have that note correctly and you know how much blowing pressure you should be doing, you start descending the scale covering one hole. If you're too flat then it's probably because you aren't covering completely that hole, and you can start adjusting your grip until you get it right. And then you go down, one by one, hopefully completing the scale correctly until that low B on that chamber.

At first when I got my CODA I had this same problem, and that technique helped me realize how should I cover properly the holes, and what was the proper breath pressure.

I hope this helps!

General Discussion / Re: Happy New Year from Karl (swim)
« on: January 02, 2020, 03:49:12 pm »
Hahah I loved the video. Happy new year Karl! I wish you and everyone that's part of the CODA team to be very successful, and hopefully more people will be making music this year

General Discussion / Re: Finding Karlo
« on: January 16, 2019, 10:38:54 am »
What a lovely family, you look so happy!

The Coda Silencer is a great idea. I'm sure that if you develope a piece of plastic that works as a silencer for the Coda and you offer it as an add on for some extra fee when you buy a Coda, most people would choose to buy it.

A professional player named Milt developed a silencer "Mr. Mute" that works for most single chamber ocarinas, and it had a very good reception in the ocarina community. Ocarina players definitely have the problem of not being able to practice as much as they want because of the loud and high pitched sound. Here's an example of Mr. Mute:

By the way your playing is awesome as always! You should make more videos playing songs (of course AFTER your vacations :P), the audio samples are a great way to show people what the instrument is capable of, I remember that your video playing Greensleeves made me buy my first MO.

Suggestions / Re: Karl, remember when.....
« on: January 11, 2019, 09:24:29 am »
Oh that video is great! Because of that one and one from David Ramos I bought my MO

Share your musical journey / Re: The Sally Gardens
« on: January 09, 2019, 10:21:33 am »
WoW, hoodsmom...  THAT is really amazing!  What we did, so long ago now, was in a way pretty similar; we had folks record themselves playing while listening to a simple backing track; those recordings were collected and basically just piled one on top of another (a big lumpy sonic porridge!)....  It was all strictly audio, though.  The video version is just splendid-- do you know how to do that stuff?

The video editing is actually really simple, if there's a CODA collab I could offer to make the video. What I think is more important is the audio editing, I just know how to turn up or down the volume haha But I don't know how to equalize and that stuff.

But I really like the idea, it would be good to make in a few months when more people have their CODA and have practiced. I have participated in 2 big collabs, in this one I appear at 1:06 with my Hardwood MO in G:

Share your musical journey / Re: CODA different from MO?
« on: December 28, 2018, 12:45:50 pm »
I have only played it for two days, so maybe someone with more experience can give you a more accurate answer, but at least to me I feel that the pressure to play in tune is constant, like the classic MO. My low C sounds as strong as the higher notes.

Share your musical journey / Re: Hint for learning to cover tone holes
« on: December 27, 2018, 08:41:58 am »
That's so simple and so clever! haha I received my CODA yesterday, and indeed the finger position is different from other ocarinas, I had to test with positions/angles until I wasn't playing sharp. I think I got it, at the end of my practice I was consistent, but if I have more problems with that today I'll definitely try your method!

Share your musical journey / Re: Playing after a trail run
« on: December 18, 2018, 03:58:53 pm »
That's the thing I love about your instruments! Being able to play in the woods or mountains is really special. I remember when I played my MO at the top of Machu Picchu's mountain

General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Karl!
« on: December 18, 2018, 03:41:10 pm »
Happy birthday Karl!

ยก ;D !  (Translation:  ;D!

Hahah I loved that exclamation mark joke.

I see that you have a spanish-speaking Coda team, but anyway if you need any help with translation to spanish for the Coda site, please let me know.

I also plan to make some review videos in spanish and post them in the Chilean music forums I know.

Introductions / Greetings from Chile!
« on: December 14, 2018, 01:59:32 pm »
Hi all,

I'm Stefan, and I'm from Chile. The Poly G MO was my first ocarina, and it really changed my relationship with music. Now I have more ocarinas from different makers, but my MO is still my preferred ocarina when I go out. Its size, durability and tone makes it a unique instrument.

I'm so happy I'm getting a CODA, I'm sure it's going to have all the benefits of the classic MO, but with the advantage of the extended range.

By the way next year I'm going to take a sabbatical year in Europe, so I'll be traveling a lot, it will be perfect to have the CODA with me. I hope to make some videos using my CODA on my trips.



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