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DESCRIPTIONCreature Whistles. Ocarinas. Whistles and Ocarinas are slightly different. Whistles generally only have two openings: one for the mouth piece, and the other for the air to escape over the labium airway, producing the sound. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Whistles and Ocarinas are slightly different.
Whistles generally only have two openings: one for the mouth piece, and the other for the air to escape over the labium airway, producing the sound.
Ocarinas have openings similar to a whistle, but also include 4 to 12 additional finger hole openings which allow the player to produce more than one note or pitch with the instrument.
Depending on the size of the holes in the ocarina, different pitches can be created. Start with small holes first, then gradually make them larger to adjust the pitch.
Assignment # 4Creature Whistles/OcarinasRequirements:1. Create 5 detailed sketches of 5 different animals or creatures you might use for your instrument. Pick one or combine a few.2. The instrument must emit a tone when blown into. For it to work, it must include these things:
a. Two pinch formed bowl shapes that are the same size, joined tightly together by scoring and slipping to create a hollow space between them.b. A mouth piece attached to the body of the whistle.c. A labium, or whistle hole where the air can escape. This hole must be located near the mouth piece, but inside the bowl shape. It must also be at a 45 degree angle to the mouth piece hole, otherwise no musical sound will come out.d. Optional: You may add additional finger holes to turn your whistle into an ocarina that will emit different notes.
3. Your whistle/ocarina must look like some kind of creature or animal. You may carve into the instrument or add clay onto it by scoring and slipping then joining additional pieces of clay to the body of the whistle. Make sure these pieces are joined on very snuggly so they do not fall off when the clay dries out.4. Your whistle/ocarina must be about the size of your balled up fist. *Make sure you are constantly testing your whistle/ocarina to make sure it still sounds when blown into! Even smashing the shape of the sound chamber a little can change the sound or make it stop working.*