Didg It Yourself


Sorry, no audio yet.


Didg It Yourself


cassette, Playing time --:-- minutes

Track List:

Publisher No.:
publisher not known - number not known

A comprehensive learn-to-play tape from basic sounds and calls right through to complex overtone chanting, dijderidu rhythms and meditation hints. Explanatory leaflets also included.
Reviewer: The Australian Cultural Experience

This instruction tape gives a step by step guide to learning to play the Australian Didgeridoo. It is designed to allow complete beginners or advanced players to build a repertoire of sounds and rhythm techniques. Included are lessons on the circular breathing or continuous out breath, for non-stop sound. Within a week of starting this course, you will amass a foundation of correct technique to allow this powerful instrument to be explored. As you learn, the exercises become progressively more refined and challenging, with diverse musical applications being revealed. The tape is an hour in length, consisting of short examples of sound textures produced by the voice, lips, teeth, cheeks and tongue, as well as long rythms to play along with. A booklet is included, explaining in detail what to avoid and what to pursue, with tips on achieving your desired application. The exercises can be taught to children and adults from age four upwards with ease, teaching musical expression, correct breathing and posture, voice control and focus, all in an enjoyable and attractive way. The instrument need only be a cardboard or plastic tube to begin to learn, obtainable from fabric or plumbing shops, with an inside diameter of three to four centimetres and around one meter in length. After learning with these types of instruments, you'll understand what you need from an instrument. For example the key or pitch, the speed, for different rythmic approaches and the resonate materials of its construction. Progressing on to a wooden instrument from Australia or locally made will then be your choice and not a salesman's.
Reviewer: Cyrung

Copyright 1997 by John Morfit - All Rights Reserved