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The Didgeridoo Man

  • Posted Aug. 6, 2010 by Marsha Viewed 3911 times

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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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    • # Christa

      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!

      2010.08.10 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Tom

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

      2010.08.08 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jacki

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

      2010.08.08 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jumiella

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

      2010.08.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Ines

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

      2010.08.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Goolikhash

      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....

      2010.08.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Helen

      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!!

      2010.08.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Larry Nelson

      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!

      2010.08.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Ricardo

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

      2010.08.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jennye

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

      2010.08.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Michael Sakowicz

      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

      2010.08.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Milton Jacob

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

      2010.08.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Pete

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

      2010.08.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Oscar

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

      2010.08.06 Edited Reply Cancel