Papa Mumma Beginner Technique

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Lesson overview

The Papa Mumma Technique is a contemporary great technique that will add more dynamics to your didgeridoo rhythms.

Lesson goals

  • Be able to produce 2 opposite rhythmic sounds
  • Create a rhythm using the 2 sounds “Pa” and “Ma”

Training tips

  • First, just basically say the words Pa and Ma while popping your lips in and out. Pa – out, Ma – in.
  • Practice repeating popping your lips in and out in a faster way without the didgeridoo.
  • Once you created the right sound, try to pop your lips on a didgeridoo and produce the Pa and Ma sounds.
  • To produce the higher pitch of the “Ma” sound, just imagine having a lipstick and popping your lips while sucking the air in
  • Try making 2 “Pa” sounds first, then 2 “Ma” sounds.
  • Keep practicing and feel free to make some variations to produce a rhythm.

Give it a try, let us know how you go and if you get stuck, post a question in the comments section below