A great package for a beginner or intermediate player! Our eucalyptus didgeridoos are crafted in Australia. Made from ironbark eucalyptus, which is a very hard wood and makes an excellent instrument. They have a gorgeous satin protective finish that lets the wood grain show through. The natural bark has been left on the bottom of the didgeridoo and is also sealed with the satin protective finish. Each Didgeridoo is a unique one of a kind piece of art. The didgeridoo pictured is very similar to the one you will receive (satisfaction guaranteed). The wood grain pattern will vary. A brand new
beeswax mouthpiece has been applied. The beeswax mouthpiece brings the diameter of the
didgeridoo down to the perfect size and shape - it is ready to play out of the
- Key: comes in a mid-range key that is great to learn on
- Average Top (outer width): 2.5"
- Average Bell (outer width): 4.5"
- Average Height: 49"
- Average Weight: 8.5 lbs.
- Experience level: beginner, intermediate
- Mouthpiece: beeswax
- Material: ironbark eucalyptus
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- This package deal includes our 2 hour long instruction DVD. Shot
in and around breathtaking Yosemite National Park. A jam packed
DVD with many in depth didgeridoo exercises and playing methods.
Excellent for beginners to learn about the didgeridoo and how to play. A
valuable resource for intermediate players to pick up new rhythms and
- Also included is our extra thick foam padded cloth bag that will protect your didgeridoo when
you are on the move. The shoulder strap is sewn completely around the
bag for extra strength. The top closes easily with draw strings. *Bag color will vary.
- And finally, included is a pair of painted 10" rhythm sticks that are made from
hard wood which create a very clean distinguished sound. Place one
stick in your hand, with a stick in the other
hand you can strike them together creating the "clap" sound used to keep
a rhythm going. Lightly strike the other stick against it for a loud clap. *Design will vary on the painted rhythm sticks.
A didgeridoo is traditionally made from one of many species of
eucalyptus branches or saplings. Species of eucalyptus number in the
hundreds but only about a dozen species are used for didgeridoo making.
The eucalyptus is naturally hollowed out by termites whose nests abound
in the millions in Australia. It takes at least a year for the termites
to hollow a tree out. It has to be "just right". The varying length of
the wood that is sawed off and its thickness and shape will determine
which key the instrument will be in. Harvesting has to
be timed so that the wall thickness of the instrument is not too thin
or not too thick. Making for the perfect instrument.
Hear the most popular eucalyptus didgeridoo keys:
Backpressure, Harmonics, Vocals, Volume explained:
- 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.
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.
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.