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World Rhythms for Didgeridoo: FREE Online Course

Thursday, December 18, 8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific


World Rhythms for Didgeridoo is a FREE online course that will show you exactly what it takes to develop a wide palate of musical rhythms on your instrument. Full info and registration here.

 

IN BETWEEN SONGS: OFFICIAL NYC SCREENING with director Joshua Bell

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In Between Songs follows an Australian Aboriginal family's struggle to survive.  Djalu Gurruwiwi, Yolngu elder, and his sister, Dhanggal, strive to restore eroding tradition. While shepherding their Galpu clan through economical, environmental, and social pressures, they search desperately for new custodians to safeguard their priceless musical and cultural legacy.

Full event details here.

 

How to Play With Other Musicians

by AJ Block

Most people who play music are interested in collaborating with others, either starting a band or just jamming for fun. Yet for some it can be challenging to make that musical connection with another musician. Here are a few keys that will help you fit in to any musical collaboration: click here to read.

 

6 Steps to Mastering Circular Breathing

Circular breathing is a wind instrument technique that allows the player to sustain a tone for an extended period of time. This is accomplished by storing air in the mouth (inflating the cheeks) and using this reservoir of air to inhale through the nose while air is still coming out the mouth. Click here to read.


 

Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey

Fall 2014 dates: Oct. 21, Nov. 6, Dec. 5, Dec. 16. All events are 7:30-9:30pm.


Dream Seed is a two-hour sound bath hosted by members of Didge Project and Golden Drum. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American and indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit.

Dream seed happens at Golden Drum, 97 Green St. #G1,  (Greenpoint) Brooklyn, NY 11222

Full details at www.goldendrum.org

 

Didgeridoo for Sleep Apnea

Paul Auerbach

People all around the world have found that playing didgeridoo can significantly help alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnea.

In 2005 The British Medical Journal reported on a study conducted at the University of Zurich in which researchers hypothesized that regular didgeridoo playing could be an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. The sleeping disorder is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep, often leading to daytime restlessness. The study concluded that those who practiced the didgeridoo at a regular frequency made significant improvements compared to the those who did not.

Click here to read the full article.

 

Visit Our Didgeridoo Store in NYC

Didgeridoo Store New York City Brooklyn

We carry a wide variety of handmade didgeridoos from all over the world including yucca, eucalyptus, bamboo, WoodSlide, Super Slider and pvc/plastic. Our store location is at The Ark, 107 Green St. #G55, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Our collection can be seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (347) 871-3866 to schedule an appointment.

 

Didgeridoo Players You Should Know, Part II


Guest contributor Bruce Rogers hosts Part II in our series on Didgeridoo Players You Should Know. Featured artists include Alan Dargin, Si Mullumby, David Blanasi and more.

 

How to Strengthen The Breath and Expand Lung Capacity

Take a deep breath. Notice any movement in your body.

When I was young I would have taken a huge gasp of air, maximum 3 seconds long, swelling my chest and shoulders. The study of wind instruments showed me that breathing like this does not utilize the full potential of the respiratory system and often results in short (and weak) breathing. The information contained in this article is what I learned to get me to inhale ten times longer and play notes on didgeridoo for over one minute on a single breath... Continue Reading