Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Do you..didgeridoo.....?


Whether you choose bright and colourful or classically traditional there's no doubting the difficulty factor in playing the didgeridoo (instructions on how to make your very own didge!)! It's a lot like playing the bagpipes, all about the breathing. I liked this you tube lesson best because David Hudson demonstrates the technique in detail. As with the bagpipes, I find the sounds of the didgeridoo quite 'stirring' (?) and usually stop to listen for a while. Saw these vibrant beauties at the Fremantle Markets, open Friday, Saturday and Sunday every week. Hope your week has begun well, take care.....

43 comments:

  1. Wow, those colours are stunning - I love them.

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  2. I didn't know these came in such beautiful colors! That's a great shot. I see them every once and awhile here but they are rather dull in comparison to these rock star instruments:)

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  3. These are beautiful, but totally new to me! I familiar with the name but never really knew what they were! A great post and photos, Grace, and I do love it when I learn something new!! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

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  4. I find the sound very mesmerizing for some reason, too. And these are the coolest patterns I've seen! What lovely sights you get to see in Perth:) Hope your week is off to a great start too, and now I'm off to check out the YouTube link!

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  5. I've never seen them so brightly painted - have just seen the natural ones. These are works of art, Grace!

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  6. I too love both instruments. Tooting my flute with Aloha! :-)

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  7. Such lovely colours! Great images.

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  8. Fascinating and totally exotic from my perspective. Thanks for the YouTube lesson. I'm quite certain I have never heard one played before. I love how they're decorated.

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  9. Those colors are fantastic. I love both shots. I was trying to figure out the price tag on the 2nd photo. Looks like A$325?

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  10. We got ours in Alice and Ingo can play a bit, too. My little Niece got scared, though.

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  11. I am thinking that these are not just random designs, but have special meanings or stories to each one by the artist.

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  12. Hello,
    What a great shots of these special music instruments. The colors are really amazing and nice to photographing.
    I have looking to your youtube link to see and hear what sound it makes. Really fantastic to make you own didgeridoo, very funny!!

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  13. Hmmm a place I worked impoted these. Real Aussie didgeridoos, from Indonesia!

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  14. If it's like bagpipes I don't even need to try. But I looooooove them. I love the Aboriginal designs!

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  15. Thank you Grace, that is the best video ever about how a didge actually produces such a unique sound. [Not that I'm even going to try].
    Great photos!

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  16. I loved it. If you like the bagpipes must be very nice sound.
    In Asturias and Galicia's long tradition of bagpipes. Its roots are Celtic.
    Hugs and kisses.

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  17. I've never heard the sounds that come out of one of these very colorful instruments. However, if they resemble the sound that is emitted by a bagpipe, a little means a lot! :-)

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  18. I once saw hi energy techno style didgeridoo players. They were very good but it looked to be exhausting.

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  19. Had two, years ago, made them a gift. Thank you for the memories. Please have a good Tuesday.

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  20. Those are certainly beautiful pieces if art.

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  21. Cores lindíssimas, bonito registo.

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  22. I love the colors and i'd love to hear the sound.
    V

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  23. We got my son a didgeridoo somewhere near Cairns the one time our family went to Australia, almost 21 years ago. He learned to make some decent sounds with it. Doesn't pick it up much anymore, which his neighbors in crowded Chicago probably appreciate.

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  24. I like the bottom group. The top ones are too loud.

    I had a great photo of a native man playing the didge at Circular Quay in Sydney. I wonder where it is.

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  25. These are amazing. I have a friend who is a music teacher and would love these.

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  26. I've seen that in movies. I like their sound. Are they made by Arborigenes?Beautiful objects!

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  27. Ces derniers temps tes photos sont un festival de couleurs... La joie pour le daltonien que je suis... Merci pour ton blog qui me fait rêver de ta lointaine ville et me la rend plus proche... Et tout ce soleil qui manque ici...

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  28. Great collection of didgeridoos Grace. I had a go at getting a sound out of one once. We were up at Ayer Rock. When in Rome ......

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  29. I content myself admiring tho do of the doos

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  30. This kind of design is so "in" now! Very fashion!
    Léia

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  31. They look very nice. I love those patterns.

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  32. They make real pieces of art of them. I like the sound of it, it is a bit like the drumms of Africa, halicunating.

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  33. That is a colorful collection. I've heard these played many times and I always stop to listen.

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  34. Fascinating ... and quite colorful! Never heard of them before!

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  35. My daughter really wants one of those!

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  36. I would have gone for the BLUE, or perhaps not?
    Pretty, and I can understand why.

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  37. Fascinating, I like the sound of didgeridoos...
    These are sooo beautiful, Grace!

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  38. not sure i fully appreciate the music these emit but they are exquisite and if i had the wall space i would love to hang one in my home ... really

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  39. Très beau, j'aime l'art aborigène :)

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  40. Very artistic they all are. I know a guy, an artist here in Haninge who plays the didgeridoo.

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  41. A friend showed me these items a time ago...it seems difficult to play, as I understand. Good week! Arianna

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  42. Now, here is something I would try to take home with me if I was visiting Australia. I especially like those on the bottom shot. Fantastic!

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