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originally posted by: Revolution9
a reply to: pheonix358
I can't afford the authentic ones. This one was expensive enough. To have the original eucalyptus material is enough for me. If you saw what the guy has achieved and how good a player he is you would no be as full of doubt about European ability to produce a reasonable enough instrument.
The aboriginal instruments are way out of my price range unfortunately, but it is possible to get a vibration out of most hollow tubes as the other member has stated.
Aussies are so fortunate to have all that indigenous culture right on their door step. Money can't buy wholly the experiences I would like in this life: Just to have a night out under the stars by an open fire in the outback with those guys is just about number one on what I would like to do. What goes against that is the cost of travel (air fare, etc, all the way to Australia and back) and the fact that I may not be very welcome or my intentions not understood as benevolent.
Here is the guy playing the actual didjeridoo I have purchased:
originally posted by: Raggedyman
Yeah a tip
Loosen the lips by blowing a brrrr sound and as for breathing techniques
Tricky, try blowing through a straw into a glass of water constantly, while constantly breathing through your nose.keep filling your cheeks up with air Easy to show but hard to explain
It's actually very easy, just takes a little practice, you don't need much air in the tube to get a good note
pVC piping makes a great sound
In 2005 The British Medical Journal reported on a study conducted at the University of Zurich in which researchers hypothesized that regular didgeridoo playing could be an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. The sleeping disorder is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep, often leading to daytime restlessness.
Participants were tested at the beginning and end of the study for four different quality-of-sleep and daytime sleepiness indicators and were then compared to a control group that was not allowed to play the didgeridoo. For each indicator, the group that practiced the didgeridoo made significant improvements compared to the group that did not.