Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wordless/ful Wednesday

What Musical Instrument Am I?
Answer to last Wordless/ful Wednesday: Didgeridoo

Yes, you guessed right!! The Didgeridoo is a wind instrument from Australia. The Didgeridoo is made from Eucalyptus trees that have been hallowed out from termites. The didgeridoo has been around for about 1500 years and is one of the oldest wind instruments. To play the didgeridoo a player will vibrate their lips and blow air against a wax mouthpiece to produce a sound. A didgeridoo player uses a technique called circular breathing, which is a technique that many brass players use. To circular breathe, a player will breathe in through their nose and blow air out of their mouth at the same time. By using this technique, players can play their instrument without moving their mouth off of the mouth piece to take a breath. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didgeridoo)
Below is an example of a didgeridoo being played:

13 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm celebrating a 40th birthday today...come see who is the big four oh!!

Have a great Wednesday.

April said...

Fantastic! I've seen it played before and I love it! Happy Wordful Wednesday!

blueviolet said...

I love how that instrument sounds.

mormonhermitmom said...

The new instrument is an oboe.
How on earth does anyone do circular breathing? I can't do it.

MoziEsmé said...

thanks again for the video link - we've got a theme day planned next week for Australia, and this is perfect!

oboe...

Mark said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing! :)

Chrissy Johnson said...

...Thank you for this! I am really enjoying your blog. My son is four and is a big music buff! He starts formal violin lessons in two weeks! Your blog will be a great supplemental tool for our family!

Veggie Mom said...

The one at the top of your post looks something like an oboe...is it? And as for the Didgeridoo...it's one-of-a-kind!

Amy said...

Great job at Angies today. Love that you teach music. Have a great weekend.

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

How fun! I just bought my son a digiridoo off of Ebay and he is loving it. It took him about 10 minutes to learn how to play it. Now he has a trumpet, keyboard, guitar, recorder and didge. I think that's great for him - he's 11.

Genny said...

Just stopping by to say hi and see if you had any recent posts up. You must be having a busy summer!

sophia said...

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Ashley said...

oboe...I played that and the clarinet in Jr high...hm I wonder if I can still play. Anyhow we are moving up to Anchorage in June and I came across this blog, trying to figure out what fun things to do with my 2 toddlers. Thanks so much for taking the time to list them all...it would have taken me forever to figure out all these activites. I am going to link this blog on mine www.takingterribleoutoftoddler.blogspot.com sometime in the future for teaching them toddlers music. Unless you have the time to do a post...he he. Anyways, this is great! Thanks!