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Introductions / Re: Hello from Indiana
« on: June 26, 2019, 08:07:53 pm »
I just went back to the old forum to look at some of my old post and found this old introduction. When I looked at the date I think I turned  a few shades whiter. You see in just two days from this date. A most horrible and life changing event was about to unfold.

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Introduction from windjammer
« on: April 10, 2010, 07:09:56 pm »
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Hello everyone.
Im a little late on doing my intro because I tend to sit in the background and observe what everyone else is saying. I've been a member for I think somewhere around a year. What happened was I got my Mo ocarina
and I started playing it a little for a few days and was not very happy with my progress. So I put it in away
and life got busy and I forgot about it. A few weeks ago I pulled It back out and started playing it again.
Low and behold I am picking it up very fast now.
So about me. Im 46 years old ,married, have 2 kids and live in Rohnert Park ,CA. I love all kinds of music.
I play the recorder,harmonica, and now the ocarina.
I consider Mountain Ocarinas to be one of the most honorable companies I have ever dealt with.
I just ordered a C ocarina to go with my G ocarina I already have.
Its sort of funny even though I have never met any of you, I feel like I know some of you from following your posts and video's.
well I guess thats all for now, Duane or aka windjammer

Share your musical journey / Re: Duane’s World (A musical journey)
« on: June 25, 2019, 09:08:23 am »
One of the things i’m doing as I learn my way around the Coda is going back to the basics of music. I want to improve my sight reading and understanding of music theory. In this day and age we really have no excuse for not learning about music and taking it to any level we so choose. With all the knowledge we have at our fingertips like books, internet and apps. Much of it is free. We just need 15 min a day or even every other day and some motivation to learn. That is one of the things that is so great about the Coda. To have it on you so you can practice and play at any moment that you have free is as Karl says, “a game changer”.  :)

Share your musical journey / Re: Duane’s World (A musical journey)
« on: June 24, 2019, 05:53:11 pm »
The more I play the Coda. The better I like it. Karl has done an awesome job on the details of this little marvel of a flute.  :) ;)
Even down to the clip and silencers that fit perfectly on the back. :o ;)
I think me and my little Coda are going to become great friends.  ;)  8)

Share your musical journey / Re: Carolan's Welcome
« on: June 24, 2019, 05:18:46 pm »
That would be awesome ubizmo !!! ;D You did some songs I really like that sound awesome with the ocarina. ;)

General Discussion / Re: Silencers
« on: June 20, 2019, 10:14:03 pm »
I ordered the silencers when I ordered Coda. I find them to be quite usefull. :)

Share your musical journey / Re: Duane’s World (A musical journey)
« on: June 20, 2019, 09:44:29 pm »
 Yesterday I was playing  Londonderry air (Danny Boy) from David Erick Ramos’ ( How To Play Ocarina book ) which happens to be in a lower key than the Coda book version.
 So I had to go down to low A note.  I’ve been practicing with a tuner to get a low B , B flat and A . By using the fipple bend technique.  It worked perfectly. I was able to hit all three of those notes in the song with no mistakes  ;D 8)

Share your musical journey / Re: Carolan's Welcome
« on: June 20, 2019, 08:05:53 pm »
I like both methods and hope you do both. I wouldn’t mind if you redid some of your old recordings either. You picked some awesome songs. :D
I want to do some recordings also but I still got some work to do on my playing. ::)

Share your musical journey / Re: Carolan's Welcome
« on: June 18, 2019, 10:41:39 pm »
Hey ubizmo! I was wondering if you were going to do any more recordings I really missed your recordings.It has been a long time. :-\

Share your musical journey / Duane’s World (A musical journey)
« on: June 16, 2019, 06:20:59 pm »
So far so good. I’m enjoying the Coda. It is  definitely different from anything I’ve played before. On the first  Day I was able to get some decent sound on the lower range but still needed some work. I could not get much at all on the upper range that was worth listening to.  >:(
 After a few days the lower range is sounding fairly decent. :)
 After about a week the upper range is sounding halfway decent. :o
 I am now starting to play songs that connect the lower and the upper ranges but it is still a work in progress.  ::)
 I am also starting to work on my chromatic notes.
 I would like to add at this point to all the other Coda players  also going on this journey. that I consider myself an intermediate ocarina ,recorder and mountain ocarina player.  So  your mileage may vary. :)
I  really expected to be farther along on this journey. I have to admit the thought come to my head that I had a faulty coda but I quickly said no it’s probably just me.
 So I just want to encourage those that are learning to play the Coda to have patience and listen to what the Experienced Coda players say and before you know it you’ll be on your way.
 So if you’ve watched kissing88’s review of the Coda.  You need to adjust your expectations to your level. Kissing88 is a advanced player. ::)

General Discussion / Re: Some apps that might help someone
« on: June 16, 2019, 12:12:14 am »
Hey Harp Player. It looks like they don’t make a Android version. Sorry :(

Introductions / Re: Hello from Indiana
« on: June 14, 2019, 12:14:15 pm »
Hey Harp Player!!! ;D Thanks.
 Yeah I was feeling a little lonely at the other forum  :(

Some apps that might help someone with their music journey.
 These are apps for your iPhone or tablet  that I found very useful for beginners on up too experienced  musicians.

1)  Sheet Music Scanner

          One of the cool things this app will do for you is you scan the music and it plays it back for you  with the instrument you select.

2)   Bandmate

This app has both Google and Apple versions

       This app is a band instrument tuner but not only does it use a regular tuning meter but it also puts it on a music staff as you play it.

Introductions / Hello from Indiana
« on: June 13, 2019, 10:40:58 pm »
 I am so glad to finally get my coda.  I belonged to the old forum for years. I first heard about  Mountain ocarinas about 12 years ago I guess 2006 2007 thereabouts.  I was doing a search on ocarinas. My family has always been into music.  I sing, play the harmonica and recorder. I was looking for a small portable flute that I could carry around like a harmonica. So I came across this video of Karl talking about Mountain Ocarinas  and his dream for a new pro line of ocarina.  So I bought a C and G mountain  ocarina  and have been waiting for the pro line ever sense.
 I bought a triple ocarina a few years back while I was waiting for the pro line to come.
 I am so happy for Karl that he was able to finally bring the Coda to market.
I bought a Coda as soon as I found out that it was out a week or two ago  and I love it.

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