The Didgeridoo Man

by Marsha August. 06, 2010 3991 views

Link: Didgeridoo information. [newworldencyclopedia.org]

Link: Didgeridoo Music. [youtube.com]

While hiking in Garden of the Gods a few months ago, I heard the unexpected sound of a didgeridoo. Drawing closer to the low, rhythmic tones I discovered the musician sitting in the center of a stand of tall red rocks.

I listened for awhile, took a few shots, and told him thanks for the lovely music.

Last week at the local Farmers' Market I was surprised to see this same “didgeman” providing the day's entertainment.

I visited with him and he told me that he's self-taught and orders his didgeridoos online from Australia.

He says it's not hard to learn, but takes patience and practice to develop the circular breathing necessary for playing.

He not only enjoys his musical hobby, but also gains from it a feeling of peace and satisfaction.

Nice to have someone share such an interesting talent and allow you to photograph as well!

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Lynn 7 years ago

Very very nicely done...love #1 and 5 :))

7 years ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 7 years ago

Interesting instrument from Australia, nice shots!

7 years ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 7 years, 1 month ago

Excellent and so interesting post.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 7 years, 1 month ago

very nice!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Christa 7 years, 1 month ago

What a wonderful and informing set Marsha. I did know already this music, but had no idea about the instrument. Thanks for this! All very good shots, 5 is excellent!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Goldbrandi 7 years, 1 month ago

Hello!

Oh...Very cool set! :))

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Tom 7 years, 1 month ago

Thats very cool, must have sounded awesome among the rocks , interesting shots and inforamtion

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Blu06 7 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful shots with description. Enjoy it very much!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Pegah & Gelareh 7 years, 1 month ago

Great shot!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Pandka 7 years, 1 month ago

Great shots, Marsha!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jacki 7 years, 1 month ago

He certainly has some really pretty instruments... very cool to come across him outdoors!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jack Castelo Branco 7 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful:)

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jumiella 7 years, 1 month ago

Such interesting musical instruments and the kind of the music! Excellent post!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ines 7 years, 1 month ago

very interesting set Marsha, great shots !!! thanks for sharing :)))

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Goolikhash 7 years, 1 month ago

the soul of music does not need any color.....
love#3 and #5......
do you know how much fortunate are you?....
nice job as usual....

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Paula 7 years, 1 month ago

so unique! love the shots & the info.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Helen Hooker 7 years, 1 month ago

Stunning set. I like the understated comment about circular breathing - whenever I've tried it on the recorder I've found it damn near impossible!!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Larry Nelson 7 years, 1 month ago

Great shots! Those things make the strangest sound, and the circular breathing is nearly IMPOSSIBLE, although I've seen a couple of people who could do it!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Michaå‚ 7 years, 1 month ago

I like that sound but circular breathing must be a challenge!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Finbarr 7 years, 1 month ago

Excellent shots Marsha !

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kaitlyn 7 years, 1 month ago

Nice post!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ricardo 7 years, 1 month ago

i've seen already didgeridoos live, and i really liked them!
excellent post Marsha!
I love it!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jennye 7 years, 1 month ago

These are all great shots Marsha! I love #5 and 6.
love the music too.....thanks for the link!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Lucinda 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow, what an interesting post! Great subject and info. I really like #6.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 7 years, 1 month ago

Oh wow... I just love the sound the didgeridoo makes... Such a unique instrument. And of course, great shots to boot. Two and five are my liking today. =D

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mike 7 years, 1 month ago

Great story and photos. Well done.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Milton Jacob 7 years, 1 month ago

So, it is 'didgaridoo'!! thanks for the information and fotos. i see quite often people playing that instrument in the street.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Paul 7 years, 1 month ago

Great information and shots....

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Pete 7 years, 1 month ago

wow set. some great photos. I like how you approach a subject from all aspects
stunning work

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Davorka ČEoviä‡ 7 years, 1 month ago

he first time in my life seeing something like this, for me this set because very interesting !!

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Oscar 7 years, 1 month ago

Very informative and interesting set Marsha...and as always, outstanding captures!! :)

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Amanda-Jane 7 years, 1 month ago

Very cool set :)

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
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