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Ocarina: This Contest Blows

It’s no secret that a few of us here at ReadWriteWeb are big fans of Ocarina, the iPhone app from Smule that converts your iPhone into an ancient woodwind instrument. And we’re not alone, thousands of users have paid $0.99 to purchase the application and try their hand at blowing timeless melodies through the iPhone.

Now, the creators of the app are offering $1000 US to each of the 10 best Ocarina players in the world as part of the “This Contest Blows” contest.

Striking a chord similar to that of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, the Ocarina contest is using YouTube as the place to gather the contest entrants. To participate, simply record a video of yourself showing off your Ocarina chops. Then, upload your inimitable Ocarina stylings to YouTube as a response to the “This Contest Blows” video, or post it in the “This Contest Blows” group.

Not sure you can even play a song on Ocarina? Don’t worry. There’s even sheet music for Ocarina, now.

Entries will be judged on a variety of factors, including number of ratings, average number of stars, and number of views. All submissions must be received by January 10, 2009.

Good luck! Here’s hoping all those hours you’ve wiled away on Ocarina pay off.

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