I purchased one of your 12-hole Zelda ocarinas yesterday at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, and already I am beginning to understand it and am able to play it quite easily. I have some experience with a 5-hole sweet potato ocarina that I've had for a few years, but I was delighted to discover that the finger layout of the 12-hole was very easy to get used to. The quality of your instrument is superb, and the design is elegant. The sound that springs forth from the instrument is beautiful, yet haunting. I get chills just from playing simple scales and melodies. Thank you for creating such a unique and wonderful instrument, and I look forward to collecting more of your ocarinas!