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Spontaneous Didgeridoo – Episode 9

I’ve wanted to do this for a while now. Play didgeridoo in a bunch of snow in the middle of a Canadian Winter.

This nice looking blue PVC model is in a low “A” key, and was made by “Tribal Thunder” in 2003 or so. They are indestructible. It produces a super low drone when you can really hear it in a room, and is great for long continuous play. Low keys do not lend themselves as well for fast rhythms or quick toots. Every key in this instrument has quite a different feel to it. A low A is slow and relaxed with no need to hurry.

It was harder than I thought it would be. I used a PVC instrument so it didn’t crack or seize up (as wood can), but that didn’t make it easier. As you blow out the condensation in the instrument also freezes up, making circular breathing not so straightforward. You can play fine, but not for any long length of time. So you’ll notice of couple of small edits.

Note the puffs of breath coming out of the instrument, where every now and again its very noticeable.

It was fun, and I’m glad I finally did this.

Author: The Tribe

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  1. Such good snow for it, and such a cool video.

    Why can’t you play with gloves on?

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    • The gloves kept slipping, and I couldn’t get a proper hold on the instrument so it wasn’t playing right. Next time I’d have to wear gloves with grip. 🙂

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  2. I found this meditation to be more layered with stacato incursions of sound that beckoned awakening. ominous even ( as nature is, really). I think the aboriginal peoples will appreciate that their instrument was very much in tune to a very different climate than it is used to.they will be pleased I think. you are doing good work in spreading these vibrations worldwide. be well jleven

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    • Thanks Jim! I always appreciate your feedback.

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