practicing with my Yidaki

I had this instrument for some months and I wasn’t playing it much because I didn’t like the sound I was able to get with it. The instrument is beautiful and you can see how great it sounds when well played here: www.youtube.com This weekend I had a Workshop with Jeremy Cloake on traditional techniques and that workshop opened my mind. Jeremy is such a wonderful teacher. We were all invited to invest on the hardest things for each other as a way to develop more quality in our playing. I have been playing on the left side of my mouth for 7 years now and I’ve never been able to play to the center. So I arrived home and I have been playing like when I first started to play didgeridoo: obsessively! I have been insisting in playing in the center of my mouth and always with this instrument and making the same basic drone at different volume levels for about two hours yesterday and two hours today. But sometimes you feel the need to play something familiar to you so sometimes I would try my normal style just for some fun. So I wanted to share this small experience, it’s nothing really special but since I just threw away almost everything I had to play it may be funny to come back to this video in some time. I will keep practicing and as soon as I have something more on the traditional techniques I will post here. Have fun…

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Sunday, December 12th, 2010 Play Didgeridoo 21 Comments