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Two years or so ago, I got a 12 hole Legend of Zelda ocarina as a gift, because I am a big fan of the franchise. I have used for decoration purposes, but I would live to be able to play some little songs just for fun, like Lugia's Song, Lost Woods and maybe some random songs like the Tetris Theme (B).

I searched the internet for information, but found conflicting information, some sites say the 12 ocarinas are hard to play and people should start with the easier 4 hole versions, but some say the 12 holes are easier because the tone progression is more natural. Are there ocarina players on this StackExchange with experience with 4 and 12 hole ocarinas who could give me a suggestion whether or not I should buy a 4 hole ocarina to start?

I do have some musical experience, I played drums for quite a long time (until two years ago, stopped because I didn't have much time to practice) and want to ask if that experience would help with learning to play the ocarina or if it is actually a disadvantage because it is a different kind of musical instrument.

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closed as primarily opinion-based by Dr Mayhem May 9 '14 at 16:23

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

This question is not really a good fit - there are likely to be conflicting, but correct, answers. This site, like other Stack Exchange sites, works well with specific, answerable, objective questions. You also have two entirely separate questions here. – Dr Mayhem May 9 '14 at 16:24

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