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Didgeridoo Update

I have been practicing on my Didgeridoo every day.

I can make my lips vibrate when I blow but I have yet to get the traditional sound. That's OK. I was not sure I could get my lips to vibrate, that is why I didn't want to pay for a real Didgeridoo. I would have been very upset if I paid $30 for one and could not even get my lips to vibrate. Since I only spent $5 I'm not so worried. Getting my lips to vibrate is a start.

Breathing through my nose is important to getting my lips to vibrate. Learning the circular breathing is the next part. I think I'm not getting sound because I can't sustain the breath. Well, that is why this is good for people with Apnea. It strengthens the muscles involved with breath control.

I know it will take time and practice so I'm feeling good about just picking the didge up whenever I can and giving it a few blows.

Comments

I cannot do circular breathing, but it is important to get the traditional sound first.

When you play the didj, you set up standing pressure waves inside the tube and it actually takes less breath to play than just buzzing down the tube.