Didgeridoo Circular Breathing – Breath & Pop – Lesson 2 of 8

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Lesson overview

In this lesson, we show you the very first step to circular breathing. It may feel a little weird and you may question what this has to do with circular breathing. Just trust us and keep practicing, it’s essential. Make sure you can do this step easily before proceeding to the next.

Lesson goals

  • Be able to hold your mouth full of air (cheeks puffed out), while breathing in and out of your nose
  • While having a full mouthful of air, be able to open your lips slightly to let the air fall out of your mouth
  • Be able to breathe in and let the air fall out of your mouth at the same time

Training tips

  • Forget about how this technique relates to the didgeridoo, this is a breathing exercise
  • Get this technique and you are over 50% of the way there
  • Try to resist going to the next step until you find this step easy
  • The fastest way get the circular breathing technique is to practice each step until it’s so easy that it’s boring! Only then go onto the next step
  • You may have to practice 10 times, 100 times or 1000 times. It doesn’t matter how many it takes, it can happen much sooner that you think
  • If you try to learn the circular breathing on the didgeridoo, all your focus goes to making it sound good and you can forget about the technique. This is the long and painful way to learn. Put the didgeridoo down, practice our way and you will be circular breathing very soon

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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