Originally, there were more than 450 of aboriginal communities in Australia. For the tribes concerned, that is to say those of the northern lands of the south, the name “Didgeridoo” was born during colonialism. Names such as “YIDAKI”, “MOLOO”, “IHAMBILBIG” and many others define the name of the didgeridoo in various Aboriginal dialects.
Westerners write it differently, like Didgeridoo and Didjeridoo.
Among the aborigines of Australia, the didgeridoo is an instrument used in rituals called “Corroborees”, which are sacred moments when aboriginal tribes sing and dance paying homage and thanking our planet. Several dances such as “kangaroo dance”, “eagle” etc. are mentioned.
The player vibrates his lips to obtain the basic fundamental vibration (also called “drone or drone”). Then he will add extra sounds with his tongue, throat, voice and diaphragm mimicking the surrounding nature accompanied by appropriate rhythms.
Circular breathing is a fundamental technique and very present in the game of didgeridoo to play “continuously”, will be a fundamental technique that the player will use. That is to say, play without the sound stops, which brings an effect “intoxicating” when listening carefully.