Oh my gosh, I want an ocarina.
Now, those of you who know my Zelda obsession are probably thinking, "pfah! She just wants one because of the Ocarina of Time." (And oh by the way there are more ocarinas in the series, like the Ocarina of Wind in Minish Cap, but we won't go there.)
...and I won't lie, that's where the interest rooted.
BUT that's not the main reason.
I've been listening to ocarinas on YouTube all day, and I love the sound of the instrument, especially the range of the 12-hole ocarinas. And then I happened across "Oc Talk", a series done by docjazz4. Now, this guy is an expert. He's got all sorts of ocarina videos, and one of them was on choosing your first ocarina...
After watching that and the first episode of "Oc Talk", I was pretty much sold. The guy has a good sense of humor about the whole thing (even being asked half a million times "what kind of ocarina is best for beginners?"), and he has a video on music theory that even taught me something (after six years in chorus and two disconnected half-years of trying to learn piano from my grandmother).
And he also said it was probably the easiest instrument to learn.
Hm. Good info on the instrument? Check.
Excellent reviews on a pretty pretty 12-hole Zelda replica (yeah, it's not going away)? Check.
Awesome YouTube videos on ocarina advice? Check.
Stubborn self-teacher? Check.
Now all I need is a good chunk of change to start myself on this expensive hobby.
Sometimes I think it'd be easier if I wasn't such a music enthusiast... then I could listen to music without going, "AAWWW I WANNA LEARN TO PLAY THAT!" (Piano, guitar, flute, violin... now ocarina... but that one might actually go somewhere!)
In other news, I'm taking my AccuPlacer for CCRI tomorrow morning, and I am super nervous about it. Because I suck at math. Of course, I can just take an accounting course and be done with it, so that doesn't matter, but I hate testing. And I've never been to CCRI so I'm nervous.
And I had the munchies, so I went downstairs, and guess what I had? Toast and melted cheese.
I'm already starting to eat like a college student DX