The Didgeridoo

and related info...

The didgeridoo is an ancient woodwind instrument that originated with the Aborigines at least two thousand years ago in the northern territory of Australia (Arnhemland).  Although it is a traditional instrument it is now also  played by musicians across the world in a more contemporary way. Aborigines sometimes play in their traditional didgeridoo style according to the clan (group) and nowadays they can also play as individuals in a more contemporary fashion. Traditional Aboriginal music contains musical instruments such as the didgeridoo, clapsticks, hand clapping etc. The Aborigines call the didgeridoo a Yidaki (or other names) and not didgeridoo – which is more a western term.

On this site you will find some information and articles relating to the didgeridoo and sound.


John Thorpe’s Music & Performance website