So – here’s a new one, using the iPhone’s touch screen to control pitch and the microphone for the breath those clever people at Smule have built an Ocarina app for the Apple gadget. And the videos (two of them) are – well, decide for yourself.
Video 1: How it works
Video Two: Stairway to Heaven
Developers say: “Ocarina is the first true musical instrument created for the iPhone. Both experts and beginners will be amazed by this innovative player. Ocarina is sensitive to your breath, touch and movements, making it even more versatile than the original.”
It costs 59p (c. 99-cents).