Playing the Ocarina

Anyone can play the ocarina! All you need is two fingers from each hand and your breath. Cover the four finger holes on top (and the bottom hole with your thumb, in five-hole models), put the mouthpiece to your lips, and blow very gently. If the tone is shrill or breathy, you’re probably blowing too hard.
Be sure to cover the round holes completely with your fingers, but don’t cover the square hole with the incline (fipple). When you get an even, pleasing tone, follow the chart to find the rest of the scale.