The Chicago wind is making Fall music by plucking leaves off the trees and scattering them down the street. It is whipping through your hair and whooshing in our ears. The wind is playing in the skyscrapers and dancing on the lake. Create your own Fall music with this clay Chilean ocarina, available in our monthly giveaway contest.
This traditional musical instrument has 5 air holes to create a cacophony of sound. Cover all the finger holes, pucker your lips and let the music flow. Whether it is a gift for a loved one, or an addition to your mantel, this is a unique and interesting instrument!
Ocarinas date as far back as 2000 B.C. and were used in Mayan, Aztec and Incan ceremonies. The malleability of clay allowed the artisans of these cultures to create imaginative forms for the instruments: birds, armadillos, sweet potato shaped, reptiles, eggs and even human forms.
The simplicity of the ocarina allows just about anyone to learn how to play this instrument. Do you think your team would be inspired to create a song with this head-shaped flute?
Check out a video of an ocarina player at this link.