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  • Plays the 8 most popular keys in one didgeridoo!
  • Great for beginner to advanced players.
  • Includes: Slider Didgeridoo and FREE Instruction DVD.
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    Slider Didgeridoo.

    • We highly recommend our slider didgeridoo for beginner, intermediate and advanced players alike. It has superior sound quality due to its heavy duty large bore construction and 4.5" bell. It plays the 8 most popular keys of the didgeridoo F (fully collapsed), E (1st black mark), D# (1st red mark), D (2nd black mark), C# (2nd red mark), C (3rd black mark), B (4th black mark), and Bb/A (5th red mark is about Bb or A depending on players lip/air pressure).
    • If precise tuning is needed please use a chromatic tuner to check slide position as it can vary from player to player. You can use a permanent pen to mark each note of the slide for your personal settings.
    • Easy to play, light, compact and durable! Beginners can try out different keys to help get their first tone. There is also excellent backpressure for learning to circular breathe. It has exceptional vocals and full range harmonics for an intense sound. Advanced players will love the sound quality and versatility of being able to match pitch with anyone's didgeridoo. Our exclusive locking feature ensures that you won't fall out of pitch while jamming. It also allows you to change pitch while playing! Pitch changes are achieved with a unique seal for smooth airtight slide action.

    Great for ages 6 - 100! You need no musical skill to play a didgeridoo, just a little rhythm and a smile!

    Attributes:

    • Keys: F, E, D#, D, C#, C, B or Bb/A
    • Top (outer width): 1.75"
    • Bell (outer width): 4.5"
    • Height: 50" - 80"
    • Experience level: beginner, intermediate, advanced
    • Mouthpiece: silicone
    • Material: durable plastic
    • Backpressure:
      • (The resistance of air you feel from the inside of a didgeridoo while you are playing it. Usually small diameter tubes have more backpressure and large diameter tubes have less. Good backpressure allows you to circular breathe more easily and be efficient with your air flow.)
    • Harmonics:
      • (the didgeridoo has a fundamental key. Harmonics are higher frequencies found within the fundamental key. They can be manipulated by the placement of your tongue while playing. For example, while playing the didge position your tongue like saying the letter "e", but do not use your vocal cords. This will create a harmonic.)
    • Vocals:
      • (vocal response is the ability of the didgeridoo to project sound from your vocal cords while playing the drone. Usually larger diameter didges have better vocal response than smaller diameter didges.)
    • Volume:
      • (the amount of sound that is produced.)
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    Includes:

    • Slider Didgeridoo
    • Instruction DVD, 2 hour long DVD that has many in depth didgeridoo exercises and playing methods
    • Instruction Booklet

    Brand new instrument - ready to play out of the box.

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    Didgeridoo sleep apnea and snoring? How does playing help?

    Researchers in Switzerland examined 25 patients who suffered from snoring and moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, both common sleep disorders. Half the group were given daily 15 to 30 minute lessons in playing the didgeridoo. The study, published in the British Medical Journal's online edition found that those who played didgeridoo over a four-month trial period saw a significant improvement in their daytime sleepiness and apnea. Their partners also reported less disturbance from snoring. The researchers said training the upper airways through the breathing techniques required to play the didgeridoo was behind the improvement. "Our results may give hope to many people with moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and snoring, as well as their partners," the report's authors said. While results may vary, we have had customers get back to us. They report that our didgeridoo was easy to learn to play and get the circular breathing technique. They also have seen an improvement in their conditions.

    How long each day do I need to play the didgeridoo to help with sleep apnea and snoring?

    15 to 30 minutes a day.

    How do I play it?

    It does not require a lot of pressure or force to play, you don't blow hard. It is a relaxed lip vibration (like giving a raspberry) that creates the tone. Anyone can play it, your height does not matter. Our 2 hour long jam packed DVD is included with this didgeridoo. It has many in depth didgeridoo exercises and playing methods.

    Customer Testimonial 4/11/2012:
    I was diagnosed with sleep apnea about two years ago. I followed the usual path of getting hooked up to a ventilating machine which, for me, was a bit of hell on earth. I know people who regain sleep and dreams again because of the machine, but I had a different experience. I went through several different masks and nostril pads trying to find the right fit without success. Even though it was a quiet machine, the sound of air pushing through the mask made a Darth Vader rumble that caused my wife to sleep in another room by the third night. I often found myself awake listening to the swoosh of my own breathing. And when I did sleep, I sometimes woke noticing I wasn’t breathing, waiting for the machine to engage, to force air into my lungs, until I finally realized I had better take a breath. After a tired month of trying, I packed up the machine, called my doctor and asked for a different approach. He was unsure what else to suggest. “That’s the gold standard,” he said. “Yeah, those machines are expensive,” I said. “No,” he said. “it’s the gold standard because it is the most rigorously studied and proven approach for resolving apnea incidents.” “But it doesn’t work for me,” I said. “There’s got to be another approach.” He referred me to a research article that claimed didgeridoo playing helped a small group of patients reduce their apnea episodes. “Why don’t you read the article, follow the regime it lists and let me know how it goes for you.” I figured that if practicing didge for 15-30 minutes a day could reverse my sleep-apnea and keep me off that machine, it was worth trying. I ordered my first didgeridoo online. The results have been life altering. I have more energy throughout the day. I sleep better at night, and I dream again. It took about a week of playing 30-60 minutes a day (I was a bit of a zealot—I wanted to be healthy again!) before I noticed a change. I don’t know anyone who plays nearby, so I watched and listened to YouTube videos (thanks to all of you out there teaching so generously online!). I didn’t worry about sounding good. I just experimented with sounds and kept the drone going. I eventually learned circular breathing, and that opened up the possibilities. I continue to play for 15-30 minutes everyday, although I miss a day or two every now and then without any noticeable difference in my sleep. But I travel as part of my work, and occasionally have missed several days in a row. Each time my snoring has gotten louder and I begin feeling run down. But after a day or two of practicing, I return to sound sleep. I just ordered the travel didge and am very happy with its tone, light weight and packability. Thanks so much for your innovative design. The didge continues to be good medicine for me and a lot of fun to play--wherever I go! ~Doug

    Overall Customer Rating of 5 Reviews:

    Awesome Instrument!!!!

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    First off. Its Lightweight, Its made out of Strong Material. It Really gives You the opportunity to see what scales You like Best for playing. It Looks Nice. The Mouth piece is Perfect, w no need to shape, and is replaceable if needed. Well made Instrument for a Great Price! The CD instructional was Awesome! I totally Recommend & Will Buy more Products from this company. Thank You for the Surprise Didgeridoo U.S.A CD this Memorial Weekend.Its Awesome! I got choked up about the gift because Im a Former U.S. Marine. Thank You.

    I love this "Slider Didgeridoo" !

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    This is my first Didge, and it is a lot of fun! The instructions are easy to understand, and the DVD is very helpful. :-)

    Great for the price.

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    This is a great didge for the price. If you are just learning it is nice to be able to change keys and get an understanding of the different backpressures and how they effect playing and breathing. This is built well and feels solid. The rubber mouthpiece has a nice feel as well. The didge slider tube has marks where the different keys are. My favorite thing about this didge is how nice the vocals pour out of the flared bell. If I am playing a drone and do a sudden dog bark it will scare people around you. I can get it to project very well and very loud. The didge has 2 screws in it so you can tighten the slider and lock it into place or leave the screws loose and you can change keys as you play. From a sound quality standpoint it does not sound like wood cause it is not wood. To me this is the only downside. Tt has a slight honky plasticy types sound to it but if you don't know what a wood one sounds like this will not matter. If you are on the fence id say just try it cause it is a great didge for a great price.

    Great instrument.

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    I was not sure what to expect with this slider didgeridoo, and can say I am glad I got it. I have a wooden one and was looking for one in different a key and this will let me settle on a key. I am still new to didgeridoo and can buzz it as long as I want. When I play my wooden one it now seems easier to play. This slider has allowed me to practice buzzing and get the muscle memory to smooth circle breath. I highly recommend this to a anyone looking for a first didgeridoo.

    Amateur or Pro...you can't really go wrong

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    This is my second order from TDS. I also have the travel collapsible plastic model. So ordered this one based on my success with the other model for students and ease of carrying around. This Model: The keys are accurate and range from A# to F. I've been wanting this option for a long time to carry less & have more keys to play in with other musicians. Plus it's light weight and almost impossible to break. The wood pro slider didge's elsewhere are nice, but let's get practical: They are quite expensive, and require gasket replacement fairly often and maintenance kits. Unless it's for a "proper" studio environment...this model will suffice for most average gigs just as well & sounds fine. In fact, the subtleties of authentic termite hollowed instruments get lost anyhow when you are playing live with other musicians. Only soloing will really allow you to hear true subtle advanced technique in most live settings with other instruments. For well under $100 USD, I got a model that sounds FAR better than I expected it to! It has the typical response of a PVC or plastic model with a 'somewhat' bigger boar than many synthetics and a large bell at the end....so the bass is quite excellent in comparison to many other synthetics. I've been playing close to 20 years....so I can be a harsh critic - as I own many varying instruments in my collection. But for the price of this, you simply can't go wrong! I'd recommend it to beginners, students, and pro's alike. You'll all get a good experience out of it. Beginners will like it's ease to play and better responsiveness than smaller synthetics. Pros and more advanced players will LOVE the ability to switch keys on command, with the ability to do some very nice note bending still. Having it start at a true low A instead of A# might be nice. But that's nitpicking now isn't it? Also because it's lower price point, I have no problem carrying it around anywhere for random playing experiences. You tend NOT to do this with a $1,500.00 authentic instrument. So I now find myself playing with more people randomly and really enjoying it. The only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars, was the seal where the bell connects was not fully sealed and leaked, so I had to buy some epoxy to seal it up properly. Not the end of the world. Do yourself a favor.....just order one.