The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a fan loved game from all over the world, but Texas native David Erick Ramos has taken that a step further. With more than 300 videos, over 50 million views, and almost 200,000 YouTube subscribers; his ocarina playing is truly an art. From Zelda to to Disney, you can probably find one of your favorite songs on his YouTube channel:
He found his passion 2 years post playing Ocarina of Time for the first time, after receiving his first ocarina in 2000. David began to upload videos on YouTube in 2007. People were intrigued. His followers and subscribers rose quick, starting with his first video The Song of Time from Zelda:
Which, by the way, is the most watched ocarina video of all time. Woah.
David started an online, education video series called “OcTalk!” in which he talked about the history of the ocarina, as well as teaching 100’s of others how to play the instrument. He plays with ocarinas dated as far back as 160 years; his collection growing to almost 200.
In 2009, located in Seattle, WA, David held the first immense US Ocarina Gathering. Then, in 2011 and 2015 he was a representative of the United States in the International Ocarina Festival, held in Budrio, Italy. In between those, 2012, he partnered up with JMP Productions as well as the Nintendo of America, agreeing to have ocarina workshops in New York City to promote for “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses“. He produced his own album, called “Leave Luck to Heaven“, in which 10 of the tracks were originals.
Some of David’s songs from Zelda include the theme from Breath of the Wild, Stone Temple Tower in Majora’s Mask, and the Realm Overworld of Spirit Tracks. However, if you don’t want to hear Zelda, you can also find other music as well. Some of his non-Zelda songs include Shape of You by Ed Sheeran, the Steven Universe Theme, and How Far I’ll Go from Disney film Moana.
Not only does David play covers of our favorite songs, but as mentioned, he has written his own songs. My personal favorite is Golden Fields:
David has been playing the ocarina for over 15 years, and to this day it’s still as magical as back then. I always look forward to new videos, and if you’re interested, subscribe to his YouTube! He still posts new videos, and the hundreds he already has will keep you interested. Hopefully, with his efforts, more people will see the ocarina for what it really is and open up to the instrument.
All screenshots and links belong to David Erick Ramos. For more information, see David’s website: http://docjazz4.com/index
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