David Erick Ramos



#2016OcarinaCollab Songwriting Contest


The 2016 Ocarina Collab is already around the corner, and this time I'd like to invite YOU to help us compose our tune! Not only will ocarinists around the world be playing the completed song, but it will also be featured on my next album (more news coming about that soon). So how do you enter? All you have to do is...

Understanding your creative process [Vlog]


How to Be Creative (vlog)

After overcoming a creative slump for the past several weeks, I break down what helped me get through the mental block and tips on how you can be a more creative person!


I'm writing a method book for Ocarina!


For the past eight years, I have been posting ocarina video tutorials on Youtube sharing everything I've learned about the ocarina since 2000. Teaching people about this instrument and helping others with their music education has been a huge passion of mine ever since studying music in college, and that's why I'm excited to announce that I am writing a method book for the ocarina!

How to Play Ocarina Method Book

The book is being crowdfunded with Kickstarter and some of the funding will also help to finish my Youtube tutorial series of the same name. The first half of the series can be viewed here.

The project is now live on Kickstarter and I can't wait to share this book with you. Thanks for your support!

How to Play Ocarina - a Method Book & Video Series -- Kicktraq Mini


The 2015 Ocarina Collab!


Ocarinists around the world, it's time to make our annual collab! I recently posted the song we'll be performing for our collab, but in case you missed it, check it out below. 

Also be sure to check out our 2013 collab and 2014 collab to get an idea of how these are edited. This year, we're going to be a little more organized, so please read through all the rules and FAQ section below and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email (docjazz4[at]gmail.com) or on Twitter (@Docjazz4). Happy playing! 


Computer Emergency! (#Technical Difficulties)


First off, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who voted in my last post about the Video Game album. Over 100 people chimed in, and the most wanted songs on the album were:

  • Delfino Plaza (Super Mario Sunshine)
  • Zelda "Ocarina" Medley
  • Chocobo Theme (Final Fantasy Series)
  • Lugia's Theme (Pokemon 2000)
  • Scars of Time (Chrono Cross)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Medley 

More updates on the album soon! In the meantime, I'm hoping to get back to posting videos next week, continuing with our tutorial series, new music videos, mailbags, and even some behind the scenes clips. But there is a big reason I haven't been posting videos lately (besides all the traveling) - my computer and camera have been giving me problems and are progressively worsening. My computer is over 7 years old and in technology years, that's ancient. 

 The dreaded crash screen :(

This pop up is my worst nightmare when in the middle of a project