OcarinaKing.eu is a subsidiary of FluteShop.eu, a company based in The Netherlands. We provide a variety of wind instruments from all around the world, and make them accessable and affordable for the European musician.
OcarinaKing.eu was launched in 2017 and focusses on bringing you the highest quality ocarinas and related accessories, for both beginners and experienced musicians.
Whatsapp: 0031 618 837 497
Company number: 65637569 (K.v.K. Amsterdam)
I've never played an ocarina before, which one should I start with?
Plastic or Ceramic?
All ocarinas that we sell are accurately tuned, making them good instruments for beginners and experienced players. Both plastic and ceramic ocarinas are suited for beginners. Plastic ocarinas have the advantage of being cheap and very durable. The ceramic ocarinas have a more beautiful sound, and usually feature cooler visual designs. Be careful not to drop them as they are more fragile than plastic ocarinas! Fortunately, our ocarinas come with chords so you can secure them around your neck.
6 Holes or 12 Holes?
The most common fingerhole system for ocarinas is the 12-hole system, most seen in the 'Sweet Potato' shaped ocarina. The second most common design is the 6-hole 'English Pendant' system, which is usually seen in smaller ocarinas such as necklace ocarinas. Most other systems, such as the 4-hole and 7-hole system are based on the 6-hole English Pendant system. They play in the same way with small deviations.
6-hole Ocarinas are usually the easiest to hold, so they may seem the easiest to play. However, the finger-combinations are actually slightly more complicated than the fingerings for 12-hole ocarinas. Also, 12-hole ocarinas provide a greater melodic range, allowing you to play more notes.
In the end, both 6-hole and 12-hole ocarinas are considered relatively easy to learn to play compared to other instruments.
'Tenor', 'Alto', 'Soprano' or 'Bass'?
These terms refer to the pitch of the ocarina. The most common ocarinas are 'Tenor' ocarinas. 'Alto' ocarinas sound a little bit higher than Tenor ocarinas, and 'Soprano' ocarinas sound even higher than that. 'Bass' ocarinas have the lowest and deepest sound of them all.
The higher the sound of the ocarina, the smaller the ocarina. Therefore, Alto and Soprano ocarinas may be difficult to play for people with large hands. Bass ocarinas might be tricky for people with small hands. Tenor ocarinas are playable for just about anyone!
'C Major' or something else?
'C Major' refers to the musical key that the ocarina is tuned to. C Major is by far the most common key for ocarinas to be tuned to. Therefore for beginners we recommend going with a C Major ocarina. However, if you know what you're doing and you're looking for an ocarina in a specific key, you could look at other ocarinas that are tuned to other keys such as F Major or G Major.
I'm not sure which ocarina to get, or what the difference is between certain ocarinas!
Please let us know about any questions you might have, we will gladly help you find the appropriate instrument for you. You can email us at info@OcarinaKing.eu
When and how will my order be shipped?
All ocarinas and accessories in our webshop are directly in stock. We dispatch all orders within 24 working hours after receiving the payment. The ocarina will be carefully packaged and the parcel will be shipped with full insurance. You will receive a Tracking code after your order has been dispatched.
We dispatch from The Netherlands. In case your country of residence is close to us, you may receive your order within 1 to 2 working days. Generally, for orders to a country within the EU, please allow 1-4 working days for the parcel to arrive.
It's important to be satisfied with your ordered instrument, therefore it is possible to return your order in case you are not completely satisfied. Returns have to be requested within 14 days after receiving your order. The product then has to be shipped to us within one week after informing us of the return. We will only accept returns on clean and undamaged items. Once the ocarina has arrived here we will refund the full price of the ocarina within 2 working days.
Should you want to return your purchase, please inform us first by mailing us at info@OcarinaKing.eu
How do I pay for my order?
After confirming your order you will reach a page where you're provided multiple options to pay for the order. Here it is possible to pay by Paypal, Credit Card (VISA and MasterCard), Bank Transfer (Pre transfer), iDeal, Bancontact/Mistercash or by paying in cash at our store in Wormerveer, The Netherlands.
Got any other questions?
Please do not hestitate to ask any question, wether it is about our service or about a specific question related to an ocarina. You can contact us at info@OcarinaKing.eu. We will get back to you as quickly as possible!