The Diaphragm

The diaphragm is the muscle under your lungs that controls the air going in and out of your lungs. Similar to mouth shapes, you do not need to add any voice when trying these techniques.

To use the diaphragm in short bursts as you would when laughing, try without your voice saying “ha… ha… ha…”. Now try this again while playing the didgeridoo. This will create pulses in the drone. You can experiment by changing the speed and loudness of the pulses. Begin soft and gentle, then build to stronger pulses. Find what feels comfortable for you.

Click on links below for our lessons on playing louder & quieter by using your diaphragm, and lessons on diaphragm pulses.

Want to get a strong and powerful drone? We show you how to use your diaphragm to play louder and quieter

Want to create grooving didge rhythms with a solid beat? We show you the building blocks for didgeridoo pulsing rhythms

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