Didgeridoo Circular Breathing – Breathe & Squeeze – Lesson 3 of 8

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Lesson overview

In this lesson we introduce you to the “cheek spit”. It will sound terrible, but the good news is… it’s meant too. Being able to do what we show you in this lesson is a huge step forward in the circular breathing process. Make sure you can do this step easily before proceeding to the next.

Lesson goals

  • Be able to squeeze out a mouthful of air with your cheeks to make a spitting sound
  • Make a spitting sound with your cheeks that lasts around 2 – 3 seconds
  • Be able to do the “cheek spit” at the same time as taking a breath in through your nose
  • Be able to repeat this technique over and over without having to concentrate too much

Training tips

  • When doing the cheek spit, make sure you are not “blowing” the air from your lungs. You are just wanting to spit the air out that is stored in your mouth
  • You don’t have to rush. This technique is best done slowly and controlled
  • Doing the cheek spit on the 3rd breath in, teaches you to store the air in your mouth first and only use this air to squeeze out
  • Forget about how this technique relates to the didgeridoo, this is a breathing exercise
  • 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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