Cairns Didgeridoos
Cairns Didgeridoos
Australian made Didgeridoos
 

How to Use a Didgeridoo

THIS HELPS EXPLAINS THE BASICS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BE ABLE TO TEACH YOURSELF HOW TO PLAY THE DIDGERIDOO. IT'S A VERY UNIQUE INSTRUMENT THAT WAS PLAYED BY THE NORTHERN TERITORY PEOPLE OF AUSTRALIA, LONG AGO IN CEREMONY. IT'S NOW WIDELY KNOWN AND USED ALL AROUND THE WORLD. IT WAS GENERALLY CONSIDERED A MALE INSTRUMENT, ALTHOUGH SOME WOMEN DID PLAY IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. IT ALSO VARIED IN LENGTH FROM 1M TO 2.5M. TODAY BOTH MEN AND WOMEN PLAY AND THERE IS MANY DIFFERENT STYLES OF MUSIC. PLAYING THE DIDGERIDOO ALSO HAS A NUMBER OF HEALTH BENIFITS. ONCE THE USER HAS MASTERED THE CIRCULAR BREATHING TECNIQUE, THE AIRWAYS ARE OPENED UP MORE AND STRENGTHENED. THE MUSSLES IN THE THROAT ARE ALSO TIGHTENED AND CAN CURE SNORING AND IN SOME CASES COMPLETLEY CURE SLEEP APNEA. IT IS GOOD FOR GENERAL WELL BEING AS A YOGA EXERCISE IN BREATHING AND CAN ALSO HELP IN ATHSMA SUFFERS. THE MUSIC ITSELF IS SO UNIQUE AND UNUSUAL THAT ANYONE PASSING BY A PLAYER ALWAYS FEELS COMPELLED TO LISTEN. THE ABORIGINALS BELIEVE THAT THE DIDGERIDOO HOLDS A POWER WERE THE DIDGERIDOO ITSELF IS SPEAKING AND YOU HAVE NO CHOOSE BUT TO LISTEN. IT'S MUSIC IS CALMING AND SOOTHING, AND THE VIBRATION ITSELF HAS A HEALING AFFECT.

CREATING THE SOUND

THE SOUND IS CREATED BY VIBRATING YOUR LIPS AND SEALING THEM INTO THE BEES WAX AT THE TOP SO NO AIR ESCAPES OUT THE EDGE- YOU NEED THAT VIBRATION TO STEADERLY BOUNCE DOWN THE WALLS OF THE DIDGERIDOO UNTIL A SOUND IS PRODUCED AT THE END. THE AIR NEEDS TO BE SLOW AND STEADY, BUT NOT TOO MUCH AIR. THE SOUND IS MADE ONLY BY THE LIPS BOUNCING, NOT THE AIR BLOWING. NATURALLY A SMALL AMOUNT OF AIR GOES THROUGH, BUT AS YOUR LIPS GET STRONGER (2-3 DAYS) YOUR SOUND GETS CRISPER AND CLEARER. THIS IS JUST THE BASIC DRONE SOUND THAT IS PRODUCED. AS YOU PRACTICE YOU WILL NOTICE THAT IF YOU MOVE YOUR MOUTH ALITTLE YOU WILL GET A DIFFERENT SOUND YOU CAN ALSO ADD EXTRA SOUNDS BY FLICKING THE TOUNGE LIKE SAYING "D" "D""D". THIS SOUND IS CALLED THE KANGAROO JUMPING SOUND. LIFTING THE TONGUE OR MOVING IT SIDE TO SIDE ALSO MAKES DIFFERENT SOUNDS.YOU CAN ALSO USE YOUR VOICE AND BY SPEAKING AT THE SAME TIME AS VIBRATING YOUR LIPS, YOU CREATE ANY SOUND. THIS IS ONLY LIMITED TO YOUR IMAGINATION. BIRD SOUNDS, BOOMERANG SOUNDS, AND THE ROLLING OF YOUR TONGUE MAKES THE CROCODILE NOISE.
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