The Yigi Yigi is one of the worlds oldest wind instruments. They are made from trees that have been naturally eaten out by termites. There are no reeds and finger holes. To play the Yigi Yigi there are four things one must accomplish.
One must vibrate their lips softly to create a raspberry. Do not blow it tight lipped because it is not a trumpet.
Flick your tongue to enable you to make a “doi-ing doi-ing” sound which mimics a hopping kangaroo
Lastly one must be able to blow a note without stopping to take a breath. This technique is called cycle breathing so vibrate your lips and breathe air through your nose at the same time.
Now combine all four of these things and you are well on your way to being a didge player. Good Luck.
The length of the Yigi Yigi and the inside bore determines the musical key. The longer the deeper the sound. The shorter it is the higher the pitch. This means one can cut the length to any note of the chromatic scale.
Whether you are a beginner or a professional musician in search of an authentic indigenous sound, or a collector of fine instruments.
“Hudson Didgeridoos” are a landmark achievement in the long history of this fascinating & powerful instrument, welcoming a new dawning to the “Ancient voice of the future”
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