Didgeridoo sounds: A E I O U

Lesson overview

This exercise is an extension of the last lesson. It will bend and mould your face muscles into different shapes. This will produce new didgeridoo sounds

Lesson goals

  • Clearly hear the sound changes when miming the English vowels “a… e… i… o… u…”
  • Keep your cheeks in tight to get the sharpest sound
  • Be able to play all 5 vowels slowly on one breath

Training tips

  • Keeping your cheeks in tight and close by using the Mona Lisa smile technique will make a huge difference in the clarity of this technique
  • Practice makes perfect. Keep practicing this for hours, days, weeks, months… it will be worth it!
  • The clearer your drone sounds, the better you will hear the tongue movements
  • Stay gentle. The better it sounds, the less air you will be using
  • Exaggerate the pronunciation of the vowels to increase the sound variation

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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  • Brian Carr

    I was having issues getting the “E” sound, it sounded like there’s too much air coming out with the sound. I did find that the Mona Lisa smile helps but now I have the issue of air coming out of the sides of my mouth. Is the bees was not adjusted properly or am I smiling too much? Please help!!