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    Default Didgeridoo

    I've had two You Tube lessons on beginning to play the didgeridoo. Then I caught a very bad respiratory infection. Not able to get back to it yet, I can't wait to get well.
    Does anyone here play the didge?
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    hi

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    Yup! Great way to unwind after work for a bit. Hope you feel better and are back to it soon!

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    No I don't play it but your illness reminds me of bagpipers lung. (No I don't play them either but it is a genuine complaint). Hope you get better soon.

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    No, but they do sound cool. I remember the group Jamiroquai would add them in to their music sometime. Are they LOUD?
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    No, but I learned playing oboe that if you might have been sick when you were playing, you need to clean the crap out of your instrument.
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    I used to play the didge, circular breathing and all.
    Love the simplicity of it; grown in nature, hollowed out by termites, and voiced by breath.

    Hope you can toot again soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sven-Uke View Post
    I used to play the didge, circular breathing and all.
    Love the simplicity of it; grown in nature, hollowed out by termites, and voiced by breath.

    Hope you can toot again soon!
    I CANNOT get that circular breathing thing down ....it winds me so much the F up !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CeeJay View Post
    I CANNOT get that circular breathing thing down ....it winds me so much the F up !!!!

    The key to this is understanding that it isn't actually breathing.

    An Aussi gave me a great tip with a glass of water and a straw.
    Step 1: Puff up your cheeks (pretend that you have your mouth filled with water), put the straw in the water and blow bubbles by pressing the air out of your cheeks. Use your fingers to press your cheeks in, if needed.
    Step 2. Now puff up your cheeks again and simply breath in trough your nose (no straws needed for this step).
    Step 3: combine the two by pressing the air out of your cheeks while breathing in trough your nose.

    Once you get the 'rythm' of the simultaneous actions you're good to go.
    Last edited by Sven-Uke; 10-20-2016 at 02:31 PM.
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    I have two of them, we give it a shot about once a year. I am CRAZY for the music they make! Didge and cellos, mmmmm and ahhhh. Music of the spheres.
    I should be curling up with a good uke, a book and my dog.

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