Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Do You Know What a Didgeridoo Is? > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Do You Know What a Didgeridoo Is?

Do you know what a didgeridoo is? There are so many things in this life that are unknown to us. I bet you could find out about something outside your normal sphere of vision and experience everyday for the rest of your life and still not get close to knowing about everything out there. Not to mention the number of things we don't know about our own internal selves-physical, emotional, spiritual and mental realities that are still unaware to us. That's another story however, let's stick to the external in this article.

I play the didgeridoo. It's a sacred Australian Aborigine instrument, arguably one of the oldest instruments in humankind's long history. If you type didgeridoo into your search engine you will see hundreds of sites about this thing that you've never even heard of. You don't know how many people I've mentioned it to around the world that never have even heard the word. One site I found to be quite thorough and useful was: http://www.echotree.com.au/index.htm

This retail site explains in detail how a didgeridoo is made (it is a termite-hollowed branch or tree trunk), how to choose the right one for you, and of course instruction on how to play. It explains how to recognize a quality piece and they say that they can even custom make one to your desires. Each didj has a key or root note, and they can be made of several types of wood, some better than others. Placed on the mouthpiece is bee's wax which makes for an airtight seal against the face as well as protecting one's mouth from getting cut by sharp edges.

To give you an idea of the incredible feat it was for the first Aborigines to make this music 40-60,000 years ago I'll give you a perspective on how it is played. You place your mouth in the whole at the top of the hollowed wood upon the bees wax coating. Then you vibrate your lips against the edge of the wood, filling your cheeks with air at the same time to keep the sound constant. The sound never stops and this is because you circular breathe-in through the nose and out through your mouth at the same time. Sounds difficult, and it is for some like myself, it took me 9 months to get my mind around it. A friend of mine however did it in a couple of days, and babies breathe this way naturally! Pretty cool.

On this site as others you can look at a gallery of instruments, clicking on the ones that interest you. They are all individual (like snowflakes and humans) and characteristics such as key, wood type, length and artist are given. Echo Tree specifically mentions that all their artwork is individually hand-painted by Aborigine artists and no two are alike. So unlike many Western musical instruments that are ubiquitously constructed, you can have one that is different to all others.

The didgeridoo is just another example of how the Internet or World Wide Web can be the medium of discovery in our lives. It is a collective source for all the ideas, creations and beliefs in our world. Anyone that connects can add to the rich melting pot of consciousness. This 'virtual' space that we all feed and digest from is truly the next step in the evolution of humanity. Do you want to do or learn something different? You know where to go.

Jesse S. Somer
http://www.m6.net
Jesse S. Somer is a sacred didgeridoo player learning more about life everyday.

In The News:


The Guardian

Sexism and the music doc: 'Grace Jones has had her 15 minutes'
The Guardian
The tragic downfall of a celebrity ingenue: a trusted, market-friendly formula for the big screen, especially where female recording artists are concerned. Documentaries about female stars tend to tread a similar narrative, involving a reductive look ...


The Mercury News

Pizarro: Pow! Wow! festival celebrates murals and music in San Jose
The Mercury News
San Jose artist and musician Ben Henderson, who painted the storefront mural at Good Karma Artisan Ales and Cafe downtown, is among the artists being featured at Pow! Wow! San Jose, a weeklong celebration of music and art taking place Oct. 22-29.


Naples Daily News

Monthly music therapy program invigorates Golden Gate Senior Center patrons
Naples Daily News
Once a month, strumming guitars, rattling maracas and tapping tambourines turn a quiet side room at the Golden Gate Senior Center into an impromptu dance floor as senior citizens twirl, shake and sing along to tunes from their childhoods. There — past ...


Noisey

How FIFA Games Changed Our Tastes in Music
Noisey
Over the years, FIFA has become (and still is) a major catalyst for music, one that facilitated the diversification of tastes in a time when distinctions between genres was still a bedrock of music criticism—and of the social dynamics between ...


The New Yorker

William Eggleston Has a New Album of His Synthesizer Music, and It's Beautiful
The New Yorker
“Musik” was produced by Tom Lunt, a co-founder of the Numero Group, a label based in Chicago that specializes in lost music. Several years ago, Lunt (who is a friend of Eggleston's youngest son, Winston) began recovering the musical pieces from forty ...

and more »

EW.com

14 new must-listen music releases
EW.com
Every Friday, artists drop anticipated albums, surprise singles, and hyped collaborations. As part of New Music Friday, EW's music team chooses some of the essential new tunes. From Taylor Swift's latest single to Future and Young Thug's collaborative ...

and more »

The Verge

Billboard Magazine Won't Add YouTube Views Into Its Album Charts
NBCNews.com
Under pressure from the music labels and Apple Music, Billboard magazine is ending its practice of giving equal weight to paid streams and free streams in its music charts. Currently a single that is bought from Apple's download store or streamed on ...
Billboard just gave Spotify and Apple Music an advantage in chart countsThe Verge
Billboard shifting how it charts Apple Music and other streaming services next year9to5Mac
Billboard's charts will give more weight to paid music streams in 2018Engadget
The Tennessean
all 19 news articles »

The Verge

Spotify announces a program to 'identify and break' new music superstars
The Verge
Spotify just announced a new program called RISE, intended to “identify and break the next wave of music superstars.” The promises of the program are a little vague, but Spotify says its hand-picked artists will be aided with “multi-tiered marketing ...
Spotify's RISE program will try to find future music superstarsEngadget
Spotify's new RISE program aims to highlight music's next big superstarsTechRadar

all 12 news articles »

Public Access Polka Show Spreads Music for 23 Years
U.S. News & World Report
The songs," Gabrosek, who still plays the accordion three times a week, said about why he loves the music. "When I was real young my folks would take us to the Slovene Center (in Barberton). The music I grew up with is polka music. It's in me to like ...

and more »

Billboard

As Music Videos Grow Into Important Revenue Streams, Directors Have to Adjust
Billboard
Until two years ago, a music video was simply used to promote a song. Now, with the advent of monetized streaming services, the music video has become an important revenue driver, changing the field's delivery expectations. “Videos today are seen as a ...

Google News

The King of the Delta Blues Singers - Robert Johnson Still Stands at the Crossroads

Probably the most enigmatic Singer and Guitarist of the twentieth... Read More

How to Get Past Creative Blocks

When I first began playing the piano and improvising, there... Read More

How To Make Money On A Music Website Through Pay-Per-Click?

Interested in making money while you're asleep, or making money... Read More

Music as Therapy?

Frustrated in a gridlocked?Job got you stressed out?The children have... Read More

Formal Highland Attire: The Correct Wearing of the Kilt; the National Dress of Scotland

We don't simply wear a theatrical costume; we wear the... Read More

If Seals Can Sing, Why Cant You?

It sounds like a side show, doesn't it? It does... Read More

Musicians: What Chords Do You Absolutely, Positively Have To Know?

As you probably know, there are thousands and thousands of... Read More

Les Paul Vintage Gibson Guitars

Les Paul vintage Gibson guitars were first produced in 1952.... Read More

RAP Music and Brain Washing Issues

I am not sure if anyone has been watching out... Read More

Patriotic Music: Surprising Secrets About Those Flag-Waving Sounds

Whether played by a marching band, an orchestra, or a... Read More

Guitar Practice - Make It Your Priority!

Every student realizes that guitar practice is important if they... Read More

Dont Go Tubthumping

I have always had a big problem with my addiction... Read More

Does Your CD Cover $ell (Or Suck)?

Oh, I know the last part of the title (Suck)... Read More

Automatic Control of Chords

CORRECT PRACTICE IS INDISPENSABLE!Your success or failure at the keyboard... Read More

Piano Lessons Can be Fun!

There are essentially two ways to learn piano - note... Read More

Inspiration Wanted - Apply Within!

One of the biggest stumbling blocks for music students is... Read More

Is Your Child Capable of Composing Music? Maybe the Next Mozart?

We've all heard of them. Child prodigies who begin composing... Read More

Guitar Buying - The Pros and Cons of Vintage vs. Reissue

To most people, owning the "genuine article" is the only... Read More

How To Play Guitar Like a Pro!

Having taught the guitar for many years, I see the... Read More

Jazzing Up Your Leadership Style

I met New York jazzman Tim Armacost in college almost... Read More

Dance Musics Most Popular and Enduring Theme: The Declaration of Independence

It all started with Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" in... Read More

Things To Know When Shopping For A Guitar Amplifier

Guitar amplifiers are a major part of your tone. Some... Read More

Legal Music Downloads

On July 28, 2004, French Internet access providers and music... Read More

All About Eminem

Marshall Mathers, was born October 17, 72, and could be... Read More

Liberate your iPod

When Akio Morita came up with the idea of the... Read More