Basic course Didgeridoo
Didgeridoo or 'Yidaki' is sometimes called the oldest musical instrument in the world. This eucalyptus stem hollowed out by termites hides a wide range of tones, sounds and rhythms. The Australian aboriginals traditionally were the discoverers and players of this impressive wind instrument.
In this basic course you will learn:
- vibrating the characteristic basic tone or 'drone' in a clear way
- making different sounds
- playing overtones
- rhythm through abdominal breathing
- simulate animal sounds
- Circular breathing (or non-stop blowing)
On top of these techniques you will get a lot of background information about different types of didgeridoos, play methods, spirituality of Aborigine culture, symbolism of their art 'dotpainting',...
Wim who will guide this workshop had the opportunity during a so-called 'Didgeridoo-boom' the beginning of the 2000s to work with, and learn from Gary Thomas, Alan Dargin, Charly Mc Mahon, Mark Athins, Michel Jackson.
Date: 3 times on saturday afternoon 22 feb, 7 mrt en 21 mrt 2 pm untill 5 pm
Participation: 60 euro for the 3 lessons (included a practise didgeridoo)
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