Playing with a shaker

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Lesson overview

Adding a simple percussion instrument to your didgeridoo playing will add a whole new dimension to your sound. In this lesson, Sanshi shows you the first steps in playing with an egg shaker

Lesson goals

  • Get comfortable with shaking the egg shaker to keep an even rhythm
  • Be able to accent the main beat in the egg shaker sound
  • Play the didgeridoo rhythm “dida (B) dida (B)” while keeping the rhythm on your shaker

Training tips

  • This is a new co-ordination so it’s ok if it feels very difficult to begin with
  • Be sure to practice just with the shaker to get comfortable before adding your didgeridoo playing
  • Keep your arm really relaxed to make shaking easier and feel more comfortable
  • Experiment with the speed of the playing & shaking to find what speed feels to easiest to practice
  • Try and lock into the accented beat. Focus matching up your didgeridoo timing with the main beats

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