Beginner Didgeridoo Rhythm 5

Rhythm

dar dar (B) dee dee (B) …

Lesson goals

  • Be able to play this rhythm continuously for 1 minute while taking circular breaths
  • Be able to balance your breathing in and blowing out, keeping a comfortable lungful of air
  • Keep the timing of your rhythm consistent
  • Clearly hear the difference between the “dar” and “dee” sounds

Training tips

  • When you see (B), this means take a circular breath
  • When we say “breath”, this means take a circular breath
  • When you first start practicing this rhythm, don’t worry about the quality of your sound, just work on getting the timing of your breaths right
  • It doesn’t matter if your breathing doesn’t sound good, this is a great exercise to strengthen your circular breathing
  • Experiment with the speed of your rhythm
  • Make sure you don’t miss any breaths. It’s important to take small regular breaths to keep your lungs full
  • Remember, use as little air as you can. You don’t need to BLOW down the didgeridoo – gentle, gentle, gentle

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

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