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The Didgeridoo

Postby dentyr » 23 Jan 2020 01:58

Dirge; a mournful song, piece of music, or sound.


In Australia termites abound. They are very clever creatures. They build their homes in such a way that early in the day the mound gets warm but in the heat of the day the very narrow part faces the sun. As they build they consider the tunnels and access ways through the mound. This gives them reasonable air conditioning. However, the young ones have to be taught how to create a tunnel without breaking out into the sunlight. It is a disaster for termites to be exposed to daylight. To this end, in North Western Australia, the young ones have to practice constructing a tunnel and not breaking out to daylight. They start off learning to eat out the hanging roots or thin branches on the trees. As they progress they are allowed to eat out larger branches and hence they produce the required hollow pieces for the didgeridoo. The larger hollow branches are collected and a smooth mud piece is sealed and dried onto the end as a mouthpiece. The very small hollow branches are collected as these are used as spaghetti and the intermediate ones are macaroni, which is sold all over the world to help our economy.

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    Some didgeri-doo
    Some didgeri-don’t
    Some didgeri-will
    Some didgeri-won’t

    But some didgeridoos
    Can give you the blues
    But some overcome
    By imbibing the booze.

Not the best but at this time of knight hoo nose?

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Re: The Didgeridoo

Postby Hugh-AR » 23 Jan 2020 02:04

Thanks for posting this, Den. A gem of Australian music.

Quote from YouTube:
Absolutely wicked, inspiring!
You either didgeridoo, or you didgeridon't.

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Re: The Didgeridoo

Postby dragon » 23 Jan 2020 14:26

With all the respect due to this talented young man I think I'll stick with my Tyros. .. Fred
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Re: The Didgeridoo

Postby Hugh-AR » 23 Jan 2020 19:58

Here's another video of this talented young man.

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Question from me. Do you 'play' a dideridoo .. or just blow down it? Looks as though the rhythm and strange sounds are created by the mouth; and the single note emerging is rather like the 'drone' of a bagpipe.

Here's a didgeridoo DUET. This really brings out the sound a didgeridoo makes. This video has had over 4 million views. Just curiosity? Or does this sound really get some people going .. obviously not you, Fred (dragon)!

Adèle & Zalem, Didgeridoo Duet



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Re: The Didgeridoo

Postby Rev Tony Newnham » 24 Jan 2020 09:45

Hi

Yes - the Didgeridoo is basically a one-note drone, but the sound is modulated by the player's mouth - and his/her ability to deal with the circular breathing required to get a continuous sound. My eldest son (who mainly plays Trombone & Euphonium) has a couple of didgeridoos, and I've got him to play one in a contemporary Christian song when I put a band together for a major regional church event. It can be very effective in the right setting. (He played brass the rest of the time).

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