Didgeridoo dingo howl

Lesson overview

In this lesson we show you how to make a dingo howl on the didgeridoo. You make the dingo howl by adding your voice, which you learnt in the last lesson.

Lesson goals

  • Keep a steady, controlled drone while making your dingo howl
  • Use a high pitched “cartoon” voice
  • See how many howls you can play with one breath

Training tips

  • Your brain will want to try and blow harder instead of just adding your voice. Remember, your airflow and drone should remain the same, just add your voice over the top
  • Remember to follow the 3 steps
    1. First make the dingo howl with your voice, but without the didgeridoo
    2. Then make the same sound through your vibrating lips
    3. Then play the same sound on your didgeridoo
  • Keep a steady, controlled drone while adding your voice
  • Use a high pitched “cartoon” voice
  • The higher pitched your voice, the clearer you will hear the sound

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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  • Frankntooth88

    Having trouble with the vocals. Sounds a bit too human to me when I do it, but perhaps that is because I am not hearing it clearly. Been trying to get these awesome vocals right for a while now. Been keeping my drone fairly steady as well when attempting the vocals. Any tips or suggestions when doing vocals?

    • rosel

      Hi Frankntooth88,

      It can be a bit tricky to hear yourself play at times, especially when starting to add the vocals…as you can hear your own voice quite clearly, but can’t hear the didgeridoo.

      You’ll notice that if you play for people, they’ll love the sound, although you probably won’t hear clearly what you are playing. One trick to build the confidence with the vocal sound, is to play into a corner of a room or in the shower (NO WATER!). Playing into a corner will help the sound bounce back for you, so you can hear your didgeridoo playing better. Try in the shower as usually there is really good acoustics. Experiment with as many vocal sounds as you can and really build up your sound bank and most importantly have fun!

      Happy Didgn!

    • Hi Nicholas,

      It can be a bit tricky to hear yourself play at times, especially when starting to add the vocals…as you can hear your own voice quite clearly, but can’t hear the didgeridoo.

      You’ll notice that if you play for people, they’ll love the sound, although you probably won’t hear clearly what you are playing. One trick to build the confidence with the vocal sound, is to play into a corner of a room or in the shower (NO WATER!). Playing into a corner will help the sound bounce back for you, so you can hear your didgeridoo playing better. Try in the shower as usually there is really good acoustics. Experiment with as many vocal sounds as you can and really build up your sound bank and most importantly have fun!

      Happy Didgn!

      ~Tim

      • Frankntooth88

        Thank you for replying. I just went into the tub, and played some of the vocals I have been practicing. Realized that I was a lot better than I originally thought. This was a big help, I can finally keep on going now 🙂

  • Princess Rockefeller

    As soon as I add my voice my lips stop vibrating. If I try to tighten them slightly I stop the flow of air completely. Rather frustrating. Been at it now for over a week and can’t seem to fix this.

    • Sanshi Didgeridoo

      Hi Princess Rockefeller!
      No worries, When your vibration stops, there are 2 reasons…

      1. not enough air flow. When you vocalise while droning, make sure you are sending enough air to keep vibrating your lips! It’s like speak out with air!

      2. changing mouth shapes. When we speak we move our mouth and lips, but when you vocalise (or miming the rhythms) make sure your lips are keeping drone, so speak like a ventriloquist! Speak out without moving your lips but drone!

      I hope this info helps! Happy Didgin’!