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Songbird Ocarina now supports Audiobus as an Input device! Record, add effects, and make amazing music by connecting songbird with other music apps.

The ultimate iPhone wind instrument.    
A tactile, emotional connection to music making.     
"I got an iPhone just so I could play this app!"  DocJazz4, Ocarina Performer/Teacher

Songbird is uniquely expressive.   Play with the subtle nuances of a real instrument. 

Works on iOS 10 and above only. Sorry older iPhone users, our app uses the latest and greatest iPhone technology!

- Real instrument sounds
- Tap, slide, shake, tilt, blow
- Express music with your whole body
- Play in any key
- Richly satisfying breath response
- Will not feedback in noisy environments
- Plays with iPod/music apps in the backround
- Learn songs and music easily with tabs
- Tabs scroll with backing tracks and speed control
- Tasteful reverb and delay settings
- Breath or Touch input
- Extra instruments from around the world available for free

A World of Music at your Fingertips 

4 holes = infinite possibilities.

Tablature will help you learn to play the patterns within the four "holes", the fingering system developed by English mathematician John Taylor.  By touching different patterns of the four holes, every note of the scale is reached. Music of many eras and genres is provided free.    Songbird even has a webpage with every song and backing track presented in full screen format.

There is a three octave range:  tilt up for highest octave, tilt down for lowest octave, and tilt middle for... you guessed it!

Shake for vibrato.  Shape notes with your breath.  Tilt to the right to bend the note higher, tilt to the left to bend the note lower.  You can use your whole body for this and everyone will feel what you are doing.  Or hold your body steady and just move the iPhone.  Massage the notes with your fingers by sliding them off the holes.  Articulate notes or play smoothly between them.   

There are many instruments available right away, no additional purchase necessary!

A ceramic mouthpiece accessory called TooT is available from the developer's website that will make your iPhone feel even more like a real instrument, and improve the experience.

Songbird Ocarina LLC has been making ocarinas (ceramic flutes) for over 23 years.  Durian Songbird has brought his expertise and passion to the project, striving to give you a most excellent musical experience.   When you download the app, you will receive a coupon code for a discount on a real ceramic ocarina from Songbird Ocarina.

The instrument you've been dreaming about.

The one you've been waiting for -   

Is waiting for you!  

You love music.  

You knew someday an instrument would come that would give a voice to that love.   

Today is that day.

Download Songbird now.  

Play music in your own personal musical nirvana, 

or share your song with the world and watch your circle grow.

Note: When playing on an iPad or iPod touch, the screen will flip. We do this because the mic is on the top of the iPod/iPad instead of the bottom like it is on the iPhone. It is working as intended.

What’s New

Version 1.9.5

Made some stability fixes and audio backend fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Peacemaker .45 ,

Bring back music

This app is truly great, but I believe they have totally killed support for the in app songbook. This is very disappointing

Yomigae81 ,

New tilt direction makes playing difficult :(

I absolutely love this app! I have been using it for some time now and am truly amazed by the sounds and overall ability to flex the instruments. I even purchased a 'Toot' to add to the experience. However, on the last update released the octaves were changed from changing keys by tilting your head up or down to now having to tilt side to side. I was disappointed from the get-go at this drastic change, being as I was already used to playing the old way, but figured I would give it some time to try and work with it. I have to say, even now I find this method really difficult and at times even painful! I get a crick in my neck trying to quickly shift the keys while playing. This gets even more difficult when using my Toot. :(
Please in a future update, could you make it an option to change the direction of shifts? I would be so grateful! And thank you so much for the time and effort into creating this app for us fellow music lovers. Keep up the good work!

PinkTacoGurl19 ,

Ocarina app for the more proficient.

Long time songbird ocarina player. First time review.
First off, love this app. I was daunted by complexity of this app and it sounds are rich and organic. (A personal preference!) You get just about every song you can ask for, pitch bending, reverb settings, different instrument templates, and a partridge in a frickin' pear tree! Fantastic for intermediate players.
That being said, this may take some adaptation for the novice players, does not include current day pop conversions, and learning a new song isn't very user friendly. But that's what Smule's apps are for... What I can't stand is that when I'm learning a new song and a friend texts me it blocks the tablature. What we're not allowed to have friends song bird? Is that what you're trying to tell me by that?


Songbird Ocarina LLC
128.6 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Flute 8 Bit $0.99
  2. All Instruments $9.99
  3. Silver Flute $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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