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New Kiore Art!

I just recently got some new art of my Hylian OC – Kiore!

The first was by RedLoftwingFeathers of Tumblr.  They are seriously an awesome person, and I think everyone should follow their Tumblr, especially if you like Zelda!

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The second is by LightsInTheSkye on Tumblr, who’s been doing some really awesome comics!  Follow them too if you really like Zelda!

Then again…why would you be here if you didn’t like Zelda?  Check out the art of Kiore that was done for me!

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Let me tell you about my character…

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2015 in Kiore

 

Playing the Ocarina

Naturally, I’ve recently gotten into playing the Ocarina.  I have two of them now, and I thought I’d write a little review about them!

 

My first ocarina is a ceramic one from TOTMC Ceramic Ocarina

I tend to find this particular ocarina ‘breathy’, which means there’s a lot of air that doesn’t sound like its being used for playing the actual notes, so it sounds like it’s sighing a little as I play it.  It also does not light higher notes, tending to do what I call a ‘fweep’ when I try to hit any notes at C or above.

I do find it to be an extremely easy instrument to play, however.  It’s small for my smaller hands, fairly lightweight. It is ceramic, so there is the feeling that if I’m not gentle with it, it will break.

 

My second ocarina, and the one I prefer playing is a Stl Plastic 12 hole Ocarina.

I absolutely love this particular instrument, and playing it is very, very easy.  The only time I manage to get into the ‘fweep’ is when I’m trying to play any note above high F on the scale.  Which is basically no fingers on the ocarina holes.

 

On both ocarina, I have difficulty playing any notes that require the smaller holes, but I think that’s just because I’m so used to placing my fingers on the regular holes.

 

I’m hoping someday to be able to afford a Songbird Ocarina: Songbird Ocarina However, I think I’ll do this through busking with my current STL ocarina, after I design myself an adorable costume to go with it.

 

In time – Along with everything else!

 
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Posted by on June 19, 2015 in Daily Life

 

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