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wolfybau
09-27-2011, 05:15 PM
whilst searching for alternative treatments for my sleep apnea I found info on the didgeridoo

http://www.didgeridoostore.com/didgeridoo_sleepapnea_snoring.htm

I am goign to try and make one out of a bamboo pole I have left over from my tiki bar construction several years ago.

anyone have experience with playing or making one of these?

Dougf
09-27-2011, 08:33 PM
Never made one, but I just featured one in my latest song. Here's a link to it under "videos and links".

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?53710-Ukulele-Clawhammer-amp-one-man-jug-band

didgeridoo2
09-27-2011, 08:46 PM
Yep. I do have a little experience with em. What do ya want to know? Bamboo works as long as it's sealed with no leaks. You could try a piece of PVC to get started on learning how to circular breath.

dnewton2
09-28-2011, 02:59 AM
I have a PVC didge. I can play but have not got the circular breathing down yet. If you can get that down it could be real fun. I have a cd with some techniques for circular breathing that has helped me get to where I am.

wolfybau
09-28-2011, 10:16 AM
thanks fr the response :)

nice video doug , thanks for sharing that

I have been trying to decide what kind to buy. I dont like the idea of the plastic/PVC , I prefer a natural made wood instrument, Ive got problems with chemical sensitivities.

The bamboo ones seem very nice. I visited my local music store today and they had Toca ones there but they seemed rather overpriced.($60) I'm on an extremely tight budget, no way I would be spending any money if it wasnt a medical need.
The ones online are selling for $30. Do you recomend I buy from the music store instead and check for leaks? how would I do that exactly? I saw a few 'travel' style ones that broke down into sections. is it hard to get a seal on those and better to have it 'one-piece' ?

gee I am getting concerned now that I am not going to be able to do this. i have a lot of throut/neck pain and muscle pain/cramps weakness and coordination problems system wide. :( is it realy that hard to play??

can anyone recomend good info on getting started playing?

Dougf
09-28-2011, 11:40 AM
The basic drone is pretty easy if you've ever played a tuba, but is probably not too hard to pick up after a little practice. The circular breathing is another story, but you can make some pretty cool sounds without it. Here's a web site that explains it pretty well.

http://www.didgeridoostore.com/didgeridoo.html

This is also an interesting site:

http://www.howtoplaydidgeridoo.com/

Unless the $30 ones are complete crap, they might be a good place to start so you could see if you want to pursue it further.

Good luck, and have fun!

didgeridoo2
09-28-2011, 01:23 PM
Hi Wolfy,

It's understandable that you'd want a nice wooden didge. PVC is a good place to start to learn circular breathing, though. It's inexpensive and easy to work with. Bamboo is nice and eucalyptus is the traditional wood choice. Agave and Yucca work really well and there are other crafters using all types of woods out there. I have friends here in LA that ship didges all over the world and they are terrific to work with. http://www.laoutback.com/

You want to make sure that the didge is air tight, otherwise you most likely won't get a decent drone, or the back pressure needed to circular breathe. The circular breathing is what will help you with your sleep apnea. I would suggest finding a piece of PVC that is 28 - 32 mm in diameter and 48 to 60" in length. You can get exact if you want a specific key to drone in. I would suggest 30 mm to begin and get some bees wax (not parafin) to shape up a mouthpiece. You can find youtube videos to show you how to do this, I'm sure. There are also plenty of youtube videos and websites that will teach you how to get a drone. It's difficult at first, but if you allow yourself to relax and realize it's not a trumpet, you will eventually find it and the lightbulb should go on.

Circular breathing can be practiced with a straw and a glass of water. Blow into the straw continuosly and try to breath in through your nose. Let the breath fill your cheeks and take small sniffs and don't stop blowing through the straw. Don't blow too hard, just keep the bubbles moving and take a small sniff of air in through your nose every 5 to 10 seconds. You need to create backpressure.

wolfybau
09-28-2011, 03:14 PM
thanks for all the great tips and links!

I found a link too

http://current.com/entertainment/music/89264047_no-didgeridoo-lessons-for-girls-aborigines-outraged-over-instruction-book.htm

egads good thing I dont plan on any more children! :D

Dougf
09-28-2011, 03:28 PM
I was a little worried that my inclusion of a didgeridoo in my jug band might offend jug band purists. Now I hope I don't offend some Aborigine purists.

Also check out Tristin Chanel. She doesn't seem too worried about the infertility thing.

www.tristinchanel.com

wolfybau
10-04-2011, 05:11 AM
I was a little worried that my inclusion of a didgeridoo in my jug band might offend jug band purists. Now I hope I don't offend some Aborigine purists.

Also check out Tristin Chanel. She doesn't seem too worried about the infertility thing.

www.tristinchanel.com

thanks for the link she has a very unique style

I read on the LAoutback link that Didgeridoo2 post, the thing about women forbidden to play is just a perpetuated urban myth.

http://www.laoutback.com/Women_Playing_the_Didgeridoo_s/55.htm

great website Ill have to check it out more.

hoosierhiver
10-04-2011, 05:46 AM
To check for leaks, submerge the didge in a bathtub with your hands over each end, bubbles will show you where there are leaks.
The best way I found to practice circular breathing is spitting water out of your mouth while breathing in your nose, trying to keep a constant stream of water while inhaling. This works best in the shower.

didgeridoo2
10-04-2011, 09:38 AM
Hey Mike,

I didn't realize there were other didge players on here. Good to know. I was thinking if I ever made it back to Nashville, IN, or could arrange to be at the world congress, I would definitely bring a didge or 2 if I could.

Wolfy,

I wouldn't be concerned about the taboos that some Aboriginal clans have against women playing. Quite frankly, some clans believe any westerner playing didgeridoo is a taboo and a theft of their culture. But, that's not the thinking of all aboriginal people. While you may think that the didge is part of the culture of all aboriginal people, the true custodians of this ancient instrument are located in the northern territory of Australia. In those communities, man's work would be to hunt and harvest the right eucalyptus trees to craft instruments. The women may paint them and some will slyly play them for fun. Only the men will play them for ceremony. There are people in these communities that are strict about the didgeridoo (or yidaki, or mago), but if you were to ask Djalu Gurruwiwi, the true custodian of the didgeridoo, he would suggest you play it, but respect his culture. They've been playing it for thousands of years.

There are clans all over Australia that play it and craft them, but some do it because they can make money doing it. Unfortunately, not all do it with cultural integrity. The Sydney olympics made the didgeridoo popular with the world and that isn't necessaarily a good thing. Like Native Americans, the Aboriginal people struggle with identity and have had real problems with the theft of their culture. When you see someone painting circles and stripes on an instrument, or a boomerang to make it look "Austalian", you may not realize that these symbols tell a story of the land or clan to some Aboriginal people.

If you're curious about any of this check out a hub run by a friend of mine http://www.ididj.com.au/.
He's an anthropologist and ethno-musicologist and has spent most of his adult life with communities in northern Australia.

wolfybau
10-05-2011, 01:55 PM
well after much debating, reasearch and your helpful tips , I bought a lovely Toca bamboo didge from the local music store and checked them for cracks etc. the poor salesman i had him take them all out so I coudl look through them lol ,good thing too because I did see one with a crack and another missing part of the wax mouthpiece. but i picked out a nice one with a bit of curve.

http://www.tocapercussion.com/product/effects/digeridoos.html

I got one wiht a sun, I love the sun, it helps with my pain and is very healign to me like hopefully this will be.
I watched quite a few videos and gave it a try and it is difficult! A little bit of blowing and I was very dizy and had a headache. Mabee it is because I am already so ill. I am also going to chalk it up to being a total noob. But i can see it is going to be a real challenge for me. I tryed the circular breathing and cant do it at all. I am going to try those tips of spiting water and the straw things , thanks.

thanks for the perspective on the culture Didgeridoo2. Its alwasy somethign I've very aware of and curious about when learning an instrument. I love to learn about the origins of instruments and music.
Like when I first discovered Hawaiian music , I didnt want to just play it , I felt a deep connection and am compelled to learn all about the islands and am also studying the Hawaiian language and culture as an on going thing.

I totaly repect the sacred aspect many of these instruments have for people too , especialy as they are used for ceremoniy and realy I feel that way bout my own music and intruments having an important spirital meaning and vibe for me. Even the silly stuff I do for my videos in a sort of heyokha way (native american 'jester shaman')

I am not just learnign this instrument on a whim , I have been led to it, and something else amazing I discovered, I have been studying the use of sound vibrations and resonance for healing , and one of my goals has been to create special music for this purpose, and apperently the didge is used for that too because of its special tonal range and vibration. This fits perfectly with what Ive been wanting to create. I know it may sound corny, but I feel like this the next thing I am being divinely inspired to persue as difficault and daughting it may be for me and mabee help me heal in the process so I can heal others.

thanks for the link Ill check that out :)

Aside from people just blatantly using some aspect of a culture wrongly to strickly make a profit and dupe tourists or something, I realy dont see it as cultural theft, more of a sharing in the culture and celebrating it. We ultimately all come from the same ancestors somewhere along the line in human history. I don't see such lines of separation with people. Atleast I don't think there should be. Ultimately all life springs from the same source.

wolfybau
10-06-2011, 04:27 AM
well after one night of use I slept for 6 hours strait last night and woke without a headache!! I hope it isn't just coincidence and a sign of good results to come! :cool: I am going to have to be careful thugh not to practice too much too soon and over do it in my enthusiasm ;)

didgeridoo2
10-06-2011, 05:20 AM
The headache may be a result of too much pressure. Create a seal with your lips and relax. Let them hang forward as you release air instead of blowing air. Keep at it. Once you get it, you'll be hooked.
It's not nearly as forceful as a trumpet or a trombone.

Also, how wide is your mouthpiece? If it's too big, you may have trouble creating a seal, but you don't want it to be too small. You can manipulate the wax to size it.

wolfybau
10-06-2011, 06:09 AM
The headache may be a result of too much pressure. Create a seal with your lips and relax. Let them hang forward as you release air instead of blowing air. Keep at it. Once you get it, you'll be hooked.
It's not nearly as forceful as a trumpet or a trombone.

Also, how wide is your mouthpiece? If it's too big, you may have trouble creating a seal, but you don't want it to be too small. You can manipulate the wax to size it.

thanks for the advice

the mouthpiece looks to be about 1 1/2 inch wide and encicles my whole mouth.if I just relax my lips nothing happens air just blows them open and right through , no vibratopn or sound is produced, Im just blowing air. the wax is very hard and looks like it is just coating the bamboo that is there. Ive looked around for lessons or something in my area and found nothing. mabee it is too big? Ive got a small mouth I guess. I have nothign to judge by, Ive not seen any references to mouthpiece size anywhere or when buying them they dont realy offer that.

as far as headaches I have them all the time , certain things I do prettty much any kind of pphysical exerssion make everything worse for me. I have fibromyalgia and terrible pain througout my face neck and shoulders all the time, I also have bad stomache probs so use of my diaphram and breathing is very difficult. :(

didgeridoo2
10-06-2011, 06:39 AM
You have to be able to relax and have your lips vibrate. You have to find that sweet spot.

Watch this video on how to replace your mouthpiece, wolf. You may be able to just use the one you have. Warm it and reshape. If you try to fix another, use plain beeswax. Try to get it down to 29 or 30 mm in diameter.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3y9gnbswic&feature=youtube_gdata_player

hoosierhiver
10-06-2011, 07:24 AM
Try making an old fashioned "raspberry" with your lips, that's what you want to do when you play the didge, relax and vibrate your lips.

One funny thing I remember when I was learning didge, is while sitting in my room and practicing, I glanced at the clock radio and noticed the numbers vibrating and then figuring out it was my eyeballs doing the vibrating not the clock.

bornagainjeeper
10-08-2011, 10:30 AM
i used to play ALOT and build my own outta 2 or 1 1/2 PVC ...which actually makes a realllly resonant, if not slightly robotic, tone. Playing out of the side of your mouth also, i think is the best form. That way the center of your lips is availble later to help you make some of the noises. For me, circular breathing was tough, but i got it in one reallllllly long night of practice. One method i saw that works is to take a coffee stirrer or straw (bend and twist the straw to make the hole tighter so less air gets through) and put it in a glass of water. Blow bubbles in the glass just normal...breath normal....its okay to take breaks....and do that for 10 minutes. Then blow bubbles but stop and inhale through your nose without taking your mouth off the straw (10 min) Then blow bubbles but puff your cheeks out like a bullfrog and only inhale through you nose when you break for 10 minutes. THEN puff your cheeks and only use cheek air to blow bubbles not lungs do this over and over for 10 minutes. THEN puff up your cheeks and and use cheek air, as controlled and slowly as you can to still get bubbles and try inhaling through you nose WHILE you are still making bubbles. After this you are getting ready to put all those skills together...it likely goes without saying but a circular breath is playing normally with your lungs...once you JUST START (don't wait too long) to feel like its time to breath let your cheeks puff up (or always have them puffed) and gently you use face muscles to squeeze that slowly out while your lungs, connected to your nose, breath in....then just repeat that process. At first you'll screw up and there will be a break in the sound when you take a breath. but the more your practice (AND DO IT AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN) the shorter that will get until it all sounds like one tone. You may still hear the volume get quieter when you breath, but keep at it and you'll be a pro. (its not as hard as it sounds, this method just breaks it allll the way down. If at anypoint you screw up, try going back a step) Once you have it, pop on the TV and play as long a continuous note as youcan...i did 2 hours once (but 15 or 20 minutes is a feat in itself!) one last thing (i'm very long winded, with all the circular breathing and all) The didge makes a big difference in how easy it is, and easy to learn circular breathing. The key is back pressure...smaller diameter and longer didges generally create more back pressure, as do those with lots of wiggles and rough insides. back pressure is the air staying in the pipe, resistance if you will. If you have a very short didge (i've seen silly ones only 3 feet long) or a larger professional 2 inch or larger size one (while they sound great) they are very difficult to learn circular breathing on. You can find instructions on line to build your own...which is as simple as buying a 4 dollar piece of PVC and some beeswax at the local farmers market, craft, or health food store...(candle and other waxes work too, don't use scented you'll puke, and the softer the hard wax the better) Lots of instructions online about how to mold the mouthpiece. you can also get out your uke tuner and cut little pieces off the didge pvc you bought which would tune it higher...My D didge which is 1 1/2 inch is the easiest to play. if you have a paint stripper heat gun, you can heat the plastic (outside) carefully to avoid burning it and put bends in it...which can help create back pressure...Wow...i typed to much...good luck and enjoy

wolfybau
10-10-2011, 03:14 PM
thanks for the advice. Im having a realy hard tiem of things :( a few days ago my face became very sore an painful and all the glands around my mouth and jaw swelled up and i havent been able to play or do any practice since. I still not any better and done know if this will go away now or if its from the didge playing that did this to me or what.

I did try the straw thing and spitting and watched many videos, but i realy dont understand at all how it is possible to breath in through the nose and out through the mouth at the same time. :( I was sort of able to make a rasbury before (not now -too painful) but as soon as I putt my mouth in the dige I couldnt any more. I bought wax and tryed putting a new mouth piece chanign the size, it didnt help. I tryed with the side of my mouth too. the only time I could get vibration was when I put my lips close to the top and stuck my lower lip way out. Mabee I just dont have the lips for it. Im very discouraged at this point. *sigh*

Dougf
10-10-2011, 04:02 PM
Don't give up, Wolfie, but maybe give it a break. And don't worry about the circular breathing at first, that's graduate level stuff.

Once you feel up for it again, try letting your lips just flap freely outside of the didge, like the motorboat sound. Then try it with the didge. You don't need to blow hard, just steady. If it doesn't make a sound, think about making the motorboat speed up or slow down until you hit the resonant frequency. Hope this helps.

wolfybau
10-12-2011, 08:06 AM
my face is still painful and glands stiill swollen but felt a little better today so i gave ti another try, not for too long though, ouch! i hope i dont regret this tomarrow , i guess if i get allswelled up again Ill know why

. I still cant get the circular breathig thing, I understand it but I think the obstruction in my throut is so bad that it blocks things off a lot. I snore when i breath even whenI am awake I often have to stick my head, jaw and tounge out or tilt my head way back to open my throught to breathe. I think there is just too much swelling in my neck and stuff. i am having a hard time even making a rasbury too.if I relax my lips I just cant do it.

I watched a lot of videos, and was not able to get much out of them except for this one it has realy helped,



http://youtu.be/0XlEkeot7HM
http://www.davidhudson.com.au/index.html


it it he is 'purses' his lips a bit, i can kind of do it when i do that , but still it hurts and give me a headache.
I can do the little 'ptt' sounds but that is it. none of it works too well with my lips on the insrument , and if i puf out my cheeks i cant rasbury at all. its going to be realy hard to make any progress at this rate. all the pain and eveyrhting sort of takes the fun out of it. but then that is how most everythign else I do is too so wth. im a sucker for punishment appearntly :rolleyes:

anyway here is a great video i found whilst researching,


http://youtu.be/16rJxFGtd_k

its amazing all that sound is coming from the didge alone, like the dnacing too, I had just started learning belly dance as therapy for my fibromyalgia when i became so ill with my stomache again , soemthign else I cant realy do anymore, its so frustrating :mad: its so boring laying around sick adn in pain, atleast I still have my ukuleles <3 they arent terribly painful if i only play a few songs at a time.

thanks for all the kind words of encouragement and help

wolfybau
10-14-2011, 05:12 AM
looks like I may have had a break through. i was just fooling around with the didge, and making funny sounds into it like farting noises with my tounge and by 'squelching' my cheeks. well I was actualy able to breath in as I did this. i am sort of blowig air with my cheeks over my teeth and out my mouth instead of just through my lips from my lungs. I dotn know if this is the right way to start or helpful or not. my face feels like hell though everytime I practice. and I spit and drool a LOT :o
I was trying to find videos on how to make the 'drone' note but nothing suggested worked, it seems to come so easy to other people. oh well mabee funny fart noises will be all i can do, but I think as long as can get the circular breathign thing I hope that helps the apnea.


I know its too soon to expect much but I hope I am on the right track. how long does it usualy take to get the basics down?


at any rate watch all these videos it sure has introduced me to a lot of great music and musicians I ever knew about , so that makes it worth it.

wolfybau
12-21-2012, 09:17 AM
well I've been playing for a year now, I wont say I've mastered the instrument in any way, but I have the circular breathing and learned a lot of differnt sounds. spent much of my summer playing to the sunrise at the beach. here is a video I put together of one of those performances. This was before Hurricane Sandy, in one direction off in the distance you cna see Joey Harrisons Surf Club and the other the Seaside Heights Amusment piers before they ended up in the ocean!

enjoy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elo2po4o5Y4

Gwynedd
12-22-2012, 12:48 AM
Didge is great and the sound would definitely work with a jug band. My late husband was a sort of virtuoso on the instrument. I have a huge collection of some very interesting didges-- and we spent quite a bit of time when we lived in Europe going to didge fests (it's big in Germany. Not so much here in the US.)
I myself do not play (I play uke and piano and maybe recorder.)

If you want to hear some fantastic didge with a really good groove, I suggest Ganga Giri. This is my fave album (http://amzn.to/VW10zO) Purists like many other experts in didge, but for pure musical pleasure, Ganga is my fave and he's a very wonderful person (an Australian guy.) We did a lot of jamming together in Germany and Switzerland and his concerts were always packed to the gills because he got a sort of dance trance thing into his playing. I just love it.

The bamboo works well--and you need a mouthpiece which is typically beeswax. The PVC also works quite well. There is a good site (http://www.didjiman.com/didjeridu/didge-make.htm) with instructions

coolkayaker1
12-22-2012, 04:27 AM
It's interesting to see this thread from a year ago when you were learning the didg because, from watching your great videos, Alice, I always thought of you as the didg queen!

I'm wondering if it helped you with the apnea and breathing issues or not? I know you're extremely musically talented. Did the didge just become another instrument in your quiver, or has it been healing? -- Steve

Dougf
12-22-2012, 08:57 AM
Your persistence really paid off, Alice, well done.

And Gwynedd, I think you're right about the jug band. I posted this earlier in the thread, but here it is again, a little multi-track ukulele jug band, with didgeridoo. :-)

Banjo & Fiddle - Ukulele Clawhammer & Jug Band (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJhWTgXX4tQ)

wolfybau
12-22-2012, 06:42 PM
thanks Hwyneed for the link to the music , sounds great! yes a jug band it would fit right in :)
yes my didge has a wax mouthpiece , I had to buy extra wax because it was a little large for me. I also have a PVC one I made but I like the bamboo much better.

a didge queen! I like that! lol :) thanks coolkayaker!
actualy yes it does help!! it took a long time to realy see a differnce I would say at least 6 months. It certainly hasn't cured it, but I notice a differnce if I dont play for a few days, and Ive been sick recently with a sinus infection and such and havent played in a while and I see a big differnce now. my realy severe symptoms are returning.

one great added benefit that I noticed has it has realy helped my singing, exersising my diaphram and lung power and control and I guess the same muscle in the throut that are toned for apea also help this.

Thank you dougf! yes once I got the circural breathing down the instrument became a lot fo fun. I'm definatley hooked now, good thing since appearently I'll need to play it for the rest of my life so I can sleep! haha

I also like the fact that its an instrument you dont see very often here on the east coast USA and I like seeing peopels faces brighten up when they see it, kids especialy get a kick out of it.

A friend and I did a funny prank once with it- I brought it in the carry bag over my shoulder into an Outback resteraunt and we sat at the bar. I was playing it off and on discretely with it pointed under the bar. it was funny seeing the wait staff especialy looking around wondering where the sound was comign from haha. I would toot it and then hide it when the bartender would ignore us ;)

Gwynedd
12-23-2012, 01:37 AM
My husband used to teach the circular breathing with a straw in a glass of water. It's essentially taking a sniff of air with the nose whilst puffing air out with the cheeks (rather as if they were bellows.) I would watch him play for hours with his friends and hear that sniff, which was the air going in to continue the sound.

The straw is a small opening to push air out (using the cheeks as I mentioned) so easier than the large bore of the didge.

coolkayaker1
12-23-2012, 07:27 AM
That's good to know that it did help your sleep, at least to some degree, since that's the main reason you looked into it in the first place, Alice. I enjoy your videos.

I'm sure you don't keep playing it just to slobber into a wooden tube and vibrate your kneecaps. LOL

Speaking of that...all this talk about flapping gums and wax mouthpieces makes me think this is one of those instruments, like a harmonica, best not shared with mates at the local Bennigan's happy hour.

I think I'll stick with my rain stick. lol

Nickie
12-27-2012, 06:39 PM
This is a very cool thread! I've always enjoyed the didge, and bought one many years ago. I promptly misplaced the instrucional tape. Circular breathing seems so foreign to me, but maybe I'll dig the didge out and practice! I don't breathe well, having a very deviated septum, maybe it will help. Mine is bamboo with a wax mouthpeice too...seems that the didge would go well with the ukulele!

pabrizzer
01-02-2013, 12:15 AM
What about a didjeribone?
Invented by Charlie McMahon. A fantastic didge player.
Check him out here -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2UqnWU8d8o

Gwynedd
01-02-2013, 01:38 AM
My late husband had a deviated septum and found didging very helpful for his breathing. There are some videos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMgxy7Mx4FY) for circular breathing on youtube, and I know that the drinking glass/straw method is very helpful (you don't have to push so much air thru a straw, plus you can see the air coming out into the drinking glass liquid.) Basically, as I said before, you are actually using your cheeks as a bellows to push more air out as you "refuel" your lungs with a puff to continue the flow. The puffs are relatively small--you are not taking deep breaths, just continual "sniffs" of air as you get your cheeks to puff air to maintain the stream.

Gwynedd
01-02-2013, 01:44 AM
You can hear the didgeribone on a few of Ganga Giri's albums--he's playing it on this one (http://amzn.to/VW10zO) and also this one. (http://amzn.to/RsPoHO) He played it a lot in concert, but ended up in some kind of snitfest with the inventor (not remembering the exact reason), so he didn't use it later on. But many of his bit hits involved it and it was wonderful to hear. The last concert I went to was in Stuttgart, he was playing it, but unfortunately, the club was in a basement with one exit and over-jammed with enthusiastic fans, crushing the aisles. I had to go outside, as that's the recipe for one of those disasters you read about (fire or panic crush.) I happen to like the sliding tones, even though it's not "traditional."

didgeridoo2
01-02-2013, 06:28 AM
You can hear the didgeribone on a few of Ganga Giri's albums--he's playing it on this one (http://amzn.to/VW10zO) and also this one. (http://amzn.to/RsPoHO) He played it a lot in concert, but ended up in some kind of snitfest with the inventor (not remembering the exact reason), so he didn't use it later on. But many of his bit hits involved it and it was wonderful to hear. The last concert I went to was in Stuttgart, he was playing it, but unfortunately, the club was in a basement with one exit and over-jammed with enthusiastic fans, crushing the aisles. I had to go outside, as that's the recipe for one of those disasters you read about (fire or panic crush.) I happen to like the sliding tones, even though it's not "traditional."
No, it's not traditional, but the didgeribone is fun to play. Although it sounds like plastic. Mine is wrapped in electrical tape to help the tone. If you want to check out accessible (ie popular music) with traditional didgeridoo, you should listen to Yothu Yindi.

didgeridoo2
01-02-2013, 08:41 AM
No, it's not traditional, but the didgeribone is fun to play. Although it sounds like plastic. Mine is wrapped in electrical tape to help the tone. If you want to check out accessible (ie popular music) with traditional didgeridoo, you should listen to Yothu Yindi.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7cbkxn4G8U&list=AL94UKMTqg-9DTTRb2Un6mN3XK4pZj2wMA

didgeridoo2
01-02-2013, 08:44 AM
George Rrurrambu & Birdwave had some good funk inspired rock with traditional didgeridoo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKkBprkoacM

didgeridoo2
01-02-2013, 08:54 AM
Here is a link for anyone interested in traditional playing. Larry Winiwini used to play with Yothu Yindi and happens to be a son of the true custodian of the instrument, Djalu Gurruwiwi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sdaYobdoWo

ukeeku
01-02-2013, 09:55 AM
I wanted to play but I was told by my wife to DidgeriDON't

southpawmark
10-18-2013, 09:20 AM
Yes, sleep apnea can be cured with didgeridoo playing. However, I did meet one guy that is still a major snore monster. lol Not sure what happened to him. Everyone else cured their sleep apnea

didgeridoo2
10-18-2013, 10:05 AM
Yes, sleep apnea can be cured with didgeridoo playing. However, I did meet one guy that is still a major snore monster. lol Not sure what happened to him. Everyone else cured their sleep apnea
Does he circular breathe while playing? That's the key.