Didgeridoo History and Evolution

The low, hum of the didgeridoo is one of the most unique sounds in the world. This instrument has a long history and continues to delight and enchant musicians and percussionists today, as well as those who are involved in music therapy and wellness settings. Didgeridoos define a culture that is still a mystery today for many. These instruments were originally the product of eucalyptus trees that had been hollowed out by termites, and are typically cut when still alive, giving the instrument the tree’s spirit that is essential to certain Aboriginal beliefs. Today’s manufactured didgeridoos are made from a variety of wood or even PVC, giving more people the ability to understand these instruments from a musical perspective while still maintaining the reverence to their very nature.

beneficial to the wellness of the didgeridoo player, and the sound of the instrument being played has notable wellness benefits for those who are in the same space as the instrument is played.

Much can be said about the didgeridoo, and it has certainly become a unique and sought-after instrument in many different cultures. Today’s artists and musicians are often looking for the next “new” sound to add to a song or genre, and the didge can certainly add an interesting flavor to any type of song or rhythm. For the musician looking for a challenge in the New Year, mastering this instrument would be a fantastic way to ring in 2014.

28th Oct 2014

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