Vocals & sounds on the didgeridoo

On Using Your Voice…

Without the didgeridoo, vibrate your lips and at the same time add a gentle voice, a little like humming. As the didgeridoo is generally a deep instrument, the higher pitched your voice, the more you will hear it.

Now with the didgeridoo, try the same technique. It is common that your brain will tell you to blow harder instead of adding your voice. It is important that the amount of air you use to make the drone stays the same. If you still can’t hear your voice, practice without the didgeridoo before trying again.

To make animal sounds with your didgeridoo try vocalising the animal sound. For example a dingo or dog howl: “Ooooowwwww”. Without the didgeridoo, imitate a howl. Repeat this exact same howl while your lips are vibrating. Now try this with your didgeridoo.

Without the didgeridoo, try making a dog bark using your voice. Now try this with your lips vibrating. Now repeat this again on your didgeridoo.

You can imitate any animal sound you wish by adding your voice to the drone in this way. As everyone’s voice is different, there is no right or wrong and certainly no rules. Your sounds are awesome and unique to you. Well done!

This technique will unlock many of the great sounds played on the didgeridoo. Get this right and you will be sounding amazing

In this lesson, we show you how to make the dingo howl on the didgeridoo. It's excellent practice at getting used to adding your voice

In this lesson, we show you how to make the dog bark on the didgeridoo. We take this technique to new levels in the intermediate lessons so be sure to learn this

The kookaburra is an Australian bird which has an amazing “laughing” call. It sounds incredible on the didgeridoo. Listen to a real sound sample and then learn how to play it

Add another cool sound to your box of vocal tricks. This technique not only sounds great, it increases the flexibility of your vocal skills

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