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Where To Find Ocarina Tabs & Sheet Music

This post lists a number of sites, books and other resources where you can find ocarina tablature and sheet music. While playing ocarina songs by ear is always a good way to learn, written music and tabs can be helpful too. You can find a lot of ocarina music free online (more of these links will be added soon), and tabs and sheet music can be bought from Amazon and various music and ocarina sites. Let’s take a look at some of these.
Free Ocarina Tabs
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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Songs

Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is well-known for its soundtrack. In addition, music plays a key role in the action, as the playing of specific melodies is a key part of progressing through the game.
Ocarina of Time Song List
These songs include:

Zelda’s Lullaby
Epona’s Song
Saria’s Song
Sun’s Song
Song of Time
Song of Storms
Minuet of Forest
Bolero of Fire
Serenade of Water
Requiem of Spirit
Nocturne of Shadow
Prelude of Light
Scarecrow’s Song
Details of how to play these in the game can be found here.
Playing The Zelda: Ocarina of Time Music
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Should You Get A Wooden Ocarina?

Ocarinas have traditionally been made from clay, but today other materials are popular too, with wood being one of these. Wood ocarinas aren’t as common as clay and plastic ones, but they’re definitely worth checking out. Let’s take a look at the most common types of wooden ocarina, and some things to consider if you’re thinking of buying one.
Wood Ocarina Designs & Types
Ocarinas come in three common designs: transverse, pendant and inline. Wood ocarinas are most often of the inline and transverse types, although you …

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The Pendant Ocarina

Pendant ocarinas are one of the most popular ocarina designs, along with transverse (sweet potato) ocarinas. They are usually small, and often have a rounded shape. As the name suggests, they’re frequently attached to a cord, which can be worn around the neck. Pendant ocarinas can be very attractive in appearance, with beautifully painted surfaces and sometimes intricate carved designs too. In addition to their round shape and small size, they differ from sweet potato ocarinas in that they’re held in a different position when …

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The Tenor Ocarina

Tenor ocarinas are a popular choice among ocarina players, along with the alto variety. The tenor ocarina has a slightly deeper pitch than the alto ocarina, which appeals to many people (me included). It also blends well with other instruments, and can be used to play a wide variety of music.
The range of notes covered by the tenor ocarina will vary somewhat, depending on the manufacturer and the key in which the ocarina is pitched. However, many single tenor ocarinas have a range from …

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The Alto Ocarina

The alto ocarina is the most popular ocarina size. These ocarinas have a clear, relatively high pitched sound, but not as high as the tiny soprano ocarinas. The blend in well with most other instruments, and the clarity of their sound also enables them to work well as a solo instrument.
The exact range of alto ocarinas will vary, depending on things like the type of ocarina it is, the key it is in, and the manufacturer. But as a rough guide, an alto ocarina in …

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The Bass Ocarina

The bass ocarina is a large instrument, with a rich tone. It isn’t as commonly used as the alto and tenor ocarinas, but makes a great addition to any ocarina player’s collection, especially if you prefer an ocarina with a mellow, rather than a shrill, tone. Some bass ocarinas can be harder to play because the holes are widely spaced, so this is something to be aware of if you have very small hands. They also tend to be more expensive, because of their …