Scratch & Dent Wind
The bell has a 2.75 inch diameter. The over all length of the horn is 14 inches. The rubber bulb has a 5/8 inch fitting.
You should expect your brass instruments to have, or develop, an attractive antique patina. However, if you prefer the high shine look we recommend Brasso (TM) as a good polish.
Many of the Blemished Spare Rubber Bulbs are dented and do not maintain a round appearance. However, these bulbs have been tested and do function, they still honk a horn. The important factor is not the volume of air, but the speed at which the air moves through the reed. If you need a horn for a professional recording, then get the first quality. If your horn is recreational, then these bulbs are perfect. With a blemish bulb, the horn will look like you just found it in your Grandpa's garage.
Although the term Ocarina, is less than 200 years old, the first known ocarina-like instrument appeared in South and Central America about 12000 years ago. Ocarinas shaped like birds and animals could also be found in India as early as 5000 BC. China had its own rounded and egg-like forms called a Xun. In 1527, Cortes sent a group of Aztec performers to Spain, where they introduced the Ocarina to Europe. They remained a popular toy for more than 340 years until 17 year old musician-baker Guiseppe Donati originated the first pitched diatonic scale ocarinas.
To play the ocarina, hold it at a 45-degree downward slope from your lips. The thumbs cover the bottom holes and the Index and Middle fingers of each hand cover the top holes. Angling the ocarina up so that your upper lip impinges on the labium window will create sharps, or flatten the tones.
The Sounding of the Shofar is central to the observance of Rosh Hashanah. The festival marks the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve. The cry of the shofar is a call to repentance, and serves as the first of the Ten Days of Repentance which culminate in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Altogether, over one hundred shofar blasts occur over the course of the Rosh Hashanah services.
Open the Owner's Guide for tips on how to Sound your Shofar.
Beautiful satinwood flute with key which allows the most distal note to be played. The key will raise the three highest notes (lower holes) from a natural note to the sharp (one half-step). The upper two sections have a brass slide for additional tuning. The center section slides into the top and bottom sections and has taped & thread wrapped ends for a secure fit. It assembles in four parts and includes in a case. Assembled flute is 23.5 inches closed; slide opens the flute to a 26.25 inch length.
Overall length is 22 inches.
From the center of the top hole to the bottom of the flute it measures 10 5/8 inches
The distance between the holes, starting at the top hole and working down is;
1-2 - 7/8 of an inch
2-3 - 15/16 of an inch
3-4 - 1 9/32 inches
4-5 - 15/16 of an inch
5-6 - 15/16 of an inch