Sunday, June 11, 2006

Didjeridoo Made Easy..

Of course some of the didjeridoo players find that it's sometimes difficult for them to bring their didjeridoo for travel. It's also a problem when it comes to the note of the didjeridoo. Basically each didjeridoo will have only one musical key. So for the didjeridoo players who need to use a variety of musical keys they need to have a bunch of didjeridoos on their set. However by the invention of a 'new breed' of didjeridoo it makes its easier for us.

It is a sliding didgeridoo made of plastic. It is a musical instrument invented by Australian didgeridoo player Charlie McMahon in 1981. The didjeribone came from McMahon's desire to expand the potential for the didgeridoo in music. In traditional Aboriginal music didgeridoos are not tuned precisely and mainly play a rhythmic drone to support a song. With McMahon's band Gondwana, the didgeridoo became the focus so more was demanded of it. Different materials were tried. Metals were found to be unsuitable as they corrode from breath moisture and sound cold. Wood pipes tended to jam as wood absorbs moisture and the inner pipe expands more than the outer one. Plastics had none of these problems. In 1995 Didjeribone was registered as a Trademark. The highest being G when closed, then there are seven keys etched into the yellow inner pipe. Running from F# down to C and extending further you can reach B and Bb.


It is variable-pitch didgeridoo. Developed by Scott Dunbar. A cross between a slide trombone and aboriginal Australian didgeridoo. It plays more than 14 notes which are all clearly marked along the instrument’s length allowing you to tune the didge sound into world music. It is presently made from PVC pipe and a more professional version from timber tube. Plays a high quality, primal resonating didge sound, amplifying vocals and horn notes particularly well. The Slide Didge plays a scale, two octaves below middle C, ranging from high C to low B. and the notes are clearly marked in spheres along the instrument’s length so they are visible to the Slide Didge player and neighbouring musicians. The famous didgeridoo players and musicans that play Slidedidge are such as Gangga Giri, Ganormi, David Hudson, Alan Dargan and Wadjar-Nharoo.


Anonymous said...

This is the worst instrument I ever played. I got never my money back and they are very unfriendly.

Anonymous said...

But the didjeribone is perfect and great to play. If you want a great instrument, buy charlie ones.

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