When Majora’s Mask tells you to do something, you fucking do it.

  Always.

My friend Kris performed in and edited this video (he’s the one playing the ocarina, among other things). Check it out! The song is from a MMORPG called Dream of Mirror Online. Pretty catchy, don’t ya think? :-)

For more from Kris, check out his YouTube Channel here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/subakuryu
If you like what you hear, don’t hesitate to subscribe! He’s always coming up with new music to perform, and he’s damn good at what he does too! ^_^

Remember this post? Well, it was official. Here’s a picture of my Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D themed birthday cake, which I promptly devoured on my 20th birthday! YUM! :D

So I was thinking of having a Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DS themed birthday cake. Since my birthday falls awfully close to its release date, I figure it’ll be fun to celebrate both events. Not only that, but my birthday party is being held just a few days after Nintendo’s E3 press conference! Oh, yeah, June is gonna be a TON of fun. :]

So I was thinking of having a Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DS themed birthday cake. Since my birthday falls awfully close to its release date, I figure it’ll be fun to celebrate both events. Not only that, but my birthday party is being held just a few days after Nintendo’s E3 press conference! Oh, yeah, June is gonna be a TON of fun. :]

This is “Saria’s Song” (AKA the “Lost Woods theme”), probably the most recognized song from the Legend of Zelda franchise, being played by me on my Focalink Alto C Ocarina.

Enjoy. :)

[May 25th, 2011]

Ya know, Nintendo has a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time slated to release on the 3DS this June (which also happens to be the month of my birth (BONUS!)), so I figured I’d celebrate this release (and my upcoming birthday) by uploading a bunch of videos of myself playing songs from The Legend of Zelda series on my very own ocarina.

This song is “Zelda’s Lullaby” and is probably the second most-recognized song from the franchise (second only to “Saria’s Song” (AKA the “Lost Woods theme” (Which I’m also uploading today))).

The ocarina I’m using in this video is a Focalink brand Alto C in a White Crackle finish. If you’re interested in purchasing an ocarina of your own, I highly recommend ordering from one of these fine, reputable ocarina makers/retailers/distributors:

Songbird Ocarina (U.S.A.)
http://www.songbirdocarina.com
Focalink (Taiwan)
http://www.focalink.com.tw/about_en.php
Teddy Tseng’s eBay store (Canada)
http://stores.ebay.com/Teds-DoReMe

Thank you for watching my video! I hope you enjoyed it!
Be sure to Subscribe to this channel for more Ocarina Videos:
http://YouTube.com/HealyHQ

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If you would like to learn more about Ocarinas, or if you already own one and would love to join a community of Ocarina enthusiasts (like me!), be sure to check out TheOcarinaNetwork, at: http://TheOcarinaNetwork.com

We hope to see you there! ^_^

[Shot on March 22, 2011]

Hey, guys! Time for another ocarina video by yours truly! This time it’s my pleasure to show you a sound sample of the Muse ocarina from:
http://SongbirdOcarina.com
I chose to order this particular Muse in D.

Unfortunately, my camera does a terrible job at recording the low frequencies emitted by the Muse. My apologies for this, but there’s not much I can do about it. The Muse is an ocarina of deep and relaxing timbre that you can feel resonate, not only in your hands, but in your entire body. No video can truly do the Muse justice. Because of that, this really is an instrument you have to hear live to get the full effect.

In any case, I go ahead and perform a scale and then play a little song. The song should be quite familiar with nerds such as myself. ;) It is “Concerning Hobbits” (also known as the “Shire” theme) from “The Lord of the Rings.”

Thanks for watching!


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If you would like to learn more about Ocarinas, or if you already own one and would love to join a community of Ocarina enthusiasts (like me!), be sure to check out TheOcarinaNetwork, at: http://TheOcarinaNetwork.com

We hope to see you there! ^_^

[Shot on March 20, 2011]

Yeah, yeah, I know, everyone; this video is incredibly late. I promised a sound sample of my Focalink Alto C ocarina would be up shortly after the unboxing video, and I got to it only now. I have no excuse, and I apologize. I’ll try to get videos up when I say I’m going to from now on. :)

There really isn’t much to say about this video: it’s the long awaited sound sample! I play the Focalink Alto C ocarina through its entire scale, then the two subholes which give you lower B and A. Then I proceed to play a little song, which should sound very familiar to those who watch DocJazz4 on YouTube. ;) Yes! It is none other than the OcTalk Jig, composed by David Ramos AKA DocJazz4, one of the most renown ocarinists on YouTube! You can find his channel here: http://YouTube.com/DocJazz4

Thanks for watching, everyone!

P.S. I have a surprise in store for all of you soon! I purchased a couple more ocarinas just this week, and you’ll be seeing videos of those uploaded to my channel in the near future! Be sure to Subscribe to my channel at http://YouTube.com/HealyHQ for the latest as they come! Look forward to them! :D

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If you would like to learn more about Ocarinas, or if you already own one and would love to join a community of Ocarina enthusiasts (like me!), be sure to check out TheOcarinaNetwork, at: http://TheOcarinaNetwork.com

We hope to see you there! ^_^

Huzzah! My brand new ocarina has finally arrived! Experience the excitement with yours truly firsthand with this nifty unboxing video! :D

I ordered this Focalink Alto C ocarina from Teddy Tseng’s eBay store “Ted’s DoReMe” on January 2nd, it was marked shipped on January 3rd, and it arrived today, exactly one week later, January 10th. Not bad at all for international shipping.

You can check out Ted’s store here:
http://stores.ebay.com/Teds-DoReMe

I ordered from him instead of from a U.S. seller like Songbird Ocarina because most U.S. sellers don’t have the Taiwanese-style sub-holes that I wanted. All in all, I’m happy with my purchase. Though I don’t give a demonstration of the ocarina in this video (don’t worry, I will be making videos with this ocarina in the near future :P) after playing it after the video was shot, I was amazed at just how much warmer, richer, and clearer it sounded than my pendant ocarina. Now, there are great and high quality pendant ocarinas out there, but the one I have is not one of them. I found out after doing a bit of research last week that the pendant that I have is actually a Pakistani rip-off of someone else’s design (more on this in a future video). In any case, the differences in sound quality between that pendant and this Focalink blew me away. I don’t think I’ll ever be using that old pendant again.

This is going to take some time for me to get used to. All I know is the English Cross Fingering style that pendant ocarinas use. I’ve never played a transverse ocarina until now, and it’s very different. I’ll need to practice a bunch before I start making any videos with it playing various tunes and such. I don’t know how to play anything on this thing yet. ^^;

Thanks for watching, and look forward to more with this ocarina in the future. :)

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If you would like to learn more about Ocarinas, or if you already own one and would love to join a community of Ocarina enthusiasts, check out TheOcarinaNetwork, at: http://TheOcarinaNetwork.com

We hope to see you there! ^_^

I thought I’d share with everyone that I shall soon be receiving a new ocarina! This one’s a single-chambered transverse from Focalink. Specifically, this model will be a 12-Hole Focalink Alto C ocarina with a white glaze and a “crackle” pattern. I’m excited about this, because I’ve wanted a transverse ocarina for months, and now I’ll finally be getting one. Yay!

I purchased this one from Teddy Tseng, a well-known ocarina distributor who imports and sells ocarinas on his eBay store, “Ted’s Do Re Me,” which you can check out here:

http://stores.ebay.com/tedsdoreme

So I suppose it goes without saying now for you to look forward to videos of me playing my new ocarina after it arrives in the near future. :)

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If you would like to learn more about Ocarinas, or if you already own one and would love to join a community of Ocarina enthusiasts, check out TheOcarinaNetwork, at http://TheOcarinaNetwork.com

This song is called “Korobeiniki” and is a famous Russian folk song that tells of an incident between a peddler and a girl ‘haggling’ over a price, with the details only being said in metaphor.

In Western Culture, the song is primarily known for being used as the “Type A” music in the Game Boy version of Tetris. However, Korobeiniki was written and published in 1861, a full 128 years before Tetris was released on the Game Boy.

"Korobeiniki" is translated as "Peddlers".

Enjoy, as I play Korobeiniki on my unbranded Six-Hole (English Cross fingering) Pendant Ocarina — once in a fairly standard way, and then again with a little more flair. ;)

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If you would like to learn more about the Ocarina itself, or if you already own one and would love to join a community of Ocarina enthusiasts, check out TheOcarinaNetwork, at http://TheOcarinaNetwork.com

[Shot on August 27, 2010.]

This is Lilium, the opening theme to the anime Elfen Lied, as played by me on an unbranded Six-Hole Pendant Ocarina (English Cross fingering). I know I’m not that good, but enjoy anyway! :D

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Oh, and if you would like to learn more about the Ocarina itself, or if you already own one and would love to join a community of Ocarina enthusiasts, check out TheOcarinaNetwork, at http://TheOcarinaNetwork.com

Accomplishments (Aug. 16-23, 2010)

Time to tally up the second week’s score!

Accomplishments Unlocked from August 16th to August 23rd (2010):

  • Spring Cleaning (A little late, but hey, better late than never, right?)
  • Master Procrastinator (Still haven’t finished that short story, huh?)
  • Thumbs Up (Congratulations! Your face is on a Motivational Poster!)
  • What’s New Pussy-Cat? (Learn anything new today? You sure did!)
  • Ocarina Novice (You played the Song of Time!)

That about wraps it up for this week. I unfortunately never got around to my short story, so I’ve made zero progress since last week. I probably won’t get around to it this week either, but hey, that’s okay, I’m getting better at playing my ocarina, which is pretty cool if you ask me. Who knows, maybe I’ll make an ocarina one day. :)

Playing my six-hole pendant ocarina. :)—————————————————————LOOK AT ‘DAT CONCENTRATION, YO!  ‘DAT BE SOME HARDCORE SHIZZLE RIGHT DER!  YOU GOTTA BE A REAL O.G. TO PLAY AN OCARINA!

Playing my six-hole pendant ocarina. :)
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LOOK AT ‘DAT CONCENTRATION, YO!
‘DAT BE SOME HARDCORE SHIZZLE RIGHT DER!
YOU GOTTA BE A REAL O.G. TO PLAY AN OCARINA!