The Didgeridoo - A Typical Musical Instrument from Australia

The didgeridoo is believed to have originated in northern Australia, in what is known as Arnhem Land. Here the wind instrument is used for communal music making as well as for ceremonial purposes. Mostly, however, it is only used to accompany chants and is therefore hardly ever used as a solo instrument. At the beginning of the 20th century, it finally came into contact with Western culture for the first time. This led to the fact that by 1950 it was already known throughout Australia. Nowadays the didgeridoo enjoys great popularity all over the world and is often used by multicultural bands as an "exotic instrument" shaping the rhythm and bass. Therefore it has found a permanent place in the instrument line-up of many modern bands of the pop, rock and techno genres.

How to play

The didgeridoo is blown carefully with vibrating lips to extract an aesthetic tone. Several parameters are important for the perfection of the playing technique, such as lip control, the constriction of the mouth, the use of the voice, the movement of the larynx as well as the change of the blowing pressure. The particular breathing technique is characterized by the fact that the fundamental tone can be permanently maintained through continuous circular breathing. This works when we are able to bring an uninterrupted flow of air into the didgeridoo with the mouth and inhale through the nose at the same time. To master this technique, however, specific practice is necessary.

A special playing / breathing technique, which is also used for therapeutic purposes.

Didgeridoo playing is also recommended for therapeutic purposes. Especially in cases of respiratory diseases (e.g. respiratory apnea, chronic bronchitis, mucoviscidosis, etc.), it is possible to achieve considerable improvements in the state of health through targeted training.
Learning the correct way of playing the didgeridoo can be learned in specialized workshops with us. We have been teaching the didgeridoo for more than 25 years.

Dunum: For the love of music and the world

If you want to buy musical instruments (in Switzerland or elsewhere), we would like to be your store of choice. Dunum was born out of the love for music, for sound, for vibration. On countless journeys we got to know many different instruments and sounds, which inspired us and which we would like to share with you now. We want to produce and offer musical instruments of quality and thus win your heart for world music. That's why we brought the diverse sounds from our travels and now pass them on to you. In our store you will find not only gongs, but also sound chimes, wind chimes, didgeridoos, singing bowls and much more. Have fun browsing!

Look for your suitable didgeridoo. In our Music store in Zofingen and/ or in our online store, you have the possibility to try out the instruments or to buy them directly.