Didgeridoo - from zero to HERO! Part Two. Intermediate.
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Didgeridoo - from zero to HERO! Part Two. Intermediate.

Learn how to play the Didgeridoo with professional teacher and player Jonny Cope.
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Last updated 9/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Move from basic control to more dynamic playing.
  • Master all the different sounds that the didgeridoo can make.
  • Amaze your friends and family.
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  • You will need access to a didgeridoo (this can be very simple as explained)
  • No prior musical skills needed!
  • A willingness to learn!

This is part two of a growing range of courses that will teach you how to play this wonderful instrument!

This course will carry on from part one so it will assume you have the basics of drone, making other sounds and effects and, of course, circular breathing. If you have not acquired good control over these aspects you will need to complete part one first!

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It's available for PC or MAC and there is an iPad and iPhone app ready to go!

(Android app is coming soon).

Keeping track of which videos(lectures) you have already watched is so easy.

Udemy has a great way of keeping track of your completed lessons(lectures).

The entire course is organised in step-by-step and easy to follow layout.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone over the age of ten!
  • Anyone who has ever wanted to play the didgeridoo
  • Anyone who has ever been told they are not musically minded.
  • Even if you have some didgeridoo playing skills already you will find more ideas and possibilities in these courses.
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
3 Lectures 14:56

Hello from your instructor - professional Didgeridoo player and teacher Jonny Cope!

Have you ever wanted to play the didgeridoo? Well now's your chance to learn with this comprehensive set of lecture / lessons. This expanding range of tuition material is all you will ever need to work your way up to playing the didgeridoo like a pro.

I've been a professional didgeridoo player and teacher for twenty years and I've taught many thousands of people how to play this great instrument. My best-selling range of tuition materials (book, CD and DVD) have been bought by over 30,000 people! So I'm pretty confident I know what I'm talking about and that I can help YOU learn the didgeridoo too!

In fact I'm so confident that I can help you these courses have a 30 day money back gaurentee.

If you don't think they are helping you can jump out and get a full refund.

By signing up for this course you will get instant access to a huge range of tuition that you can even dip into on the move as Udemy supply apps for iOS and Andriod phones and tablets.

Although there is plenty to keep you going for many weeks or months it doesn't end there! - the course will continue to expand as I add more material. Now all this work needs to get paid for so the course price will slowly increase to cover this extra material BUT NOT IF YOU JUMP IN NOW!

By signing up you are paying for 'lifetime' access so all the extra content costs you not one penny extra!!

So dive in NOW and learn to play one of the coolest instruments out there with me, Jonny Cope.

Preview 03:31

Getting the most out of these lectures.

Take a quick look at all the features Udemy offer to help you get the most from these lectures including a few not so easy to find sections with extra content.

My hope is that, once you enroll on this course, you will take one lecture per week so that you have plenty of time to practice and perfect each technique before moving on. Most folks have busy lives so I find with my 1-2-1 students that this interval is about right for most. If you have more or less free time you may with to spped or slow the pace a little but PLEASE try not to rush through. It's not a contest and I really want to help you play really well so a good control of each technique is pretty vital to that process. It's easy to think 'oh yeah I know that already' or 'I've got that down' but check in with each section and be sure you reproduce the examples well (and feel free to be better than me!) before taking the next lecture.

This is especially important if you already have some skills. I have worked with all levels of players over the years and it is the more advanced ones that sometimes struggle to add a new technique to their repetoire. Learn it all at the beginning and you won't look back! Some stuff might seem basic or straight-forward but give it a try before moving on. I hope my style of teaching is pretty comprehensive as I've worked with so many different folks at different levels and I pride myself on the ability to really break things down into their simplest components for easy understanding.

Preview 07:58

Okay so let's see what skills you've acquired from this first section...

If you feel you are still having issues with anything PLEASE try not to move on to the next section just yet. Time spent now making sure everything is well controlled and understood will stand you in good stead later on.

Beginner Skills Test
Rhythm building - getting a groove on!
17 Lectures 01:11:32

Let's starting making some cool rhythms on the didgeridoo.

Preview 02:31

Rhythms sound much better if they are regular and 'in time'.

Rhythm basics - counting time

The powerhouse of all rhythm playing should be the diaphragm.

Bring on the diaphragm

Using the cheeks will bring in another layer and make everything sound more complex.

Add some cheeks

Now let's try using a simple rhythm pattern along with the voice.

Diaphragm and voice

Now we can add some tongue patterns and sounds.

The tongue

More on the tongue

Putting it all together to create your own rhythm patterns.

Building simple rhythm patterns

Building in time to breathe!

The right time to breath

Using words and phrases as pattern triggers.

Preview 05:05

An endless variety of tongue sounds!

Tongue workouts

One of the 'signature' sounds of the didgeridoo that most players want to be able to produce.

The wobble

Emphasis created by the diaphragm.

Blow Out!

Even now you can make great patterns with circular breathing some deliberate breaks in the sound can be very effective.

Stop droning on!

How to stop things getting monotonous.


The start of more complex rhythm patterns.

Layered rhythms

Rhythm basics - summing up
Check out that embouchure!
4 Lectures 17:38

The important connection between your lips and the didgeridoo.

Preview 02:00

How to deliberately alter the main tone or note that you are playing.

The drone drop

Fine lip control for more advanced sounds.

Lip control and horn notes

Check those skills!

Embouchure Skills Test
'Traditional' Aboriginal style
6 Lectures 24:23

Let's honour the roots and origins of this instrument by having some idea of a more traditional sound.

Preview 02:29

Starting the discover the 'ghost vocal'.

Trad style basic sound

How to alter your circular breathing style to suit traditonal style playing.

Trad style breathing

Let's get a basic pattern going.

Trad style basic rythmns

A more subtle style horn or trumpet note.

Trad style horn notes

Check what you learned with this quick skills test!

Trad style Skills Test
About the Instructor
Jonathan (Jonny) Cope
4.8 Average rating
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881 Students
7 Courses
Professional musician and teacher

Hello - my name is Jonny Cope but everyone calls me 'The Didgeridoo Man'.

I have been playing didgeridoo professionally for over twenty years, am the author of a best-selling range of tuition materials and have taught thousands of people, young and old, to play the didgeridoo. My tuition method has been published as a book since 1999, a cassette (if anyone remembers those!), a CD, and a DVD in 2007. These have been distributed the world over and reached and helped tens of thousand of people.

I also use and teach a variety of other instruments and techniques: Overtone singing, Throat singing (also know as Khoomei), the Jews Harp, ethnic winds and flutes, small percussion, etc.

I have published book & CD tuition methods on Khoomei / overtone singing and playing the Jews Harp.

Students taking my course may contact me via the forum on each course with questions or comments and I'll get back to you as quickly as I can.

Having studied with several well-known international players and Australian Aboriginal Elders, I have been teaching all levels of this increasingly popular instrument for the past fifteen years via international workshops, 1-2-1 lessons and even Skype webcam.

I have given performances and presented workshops at music festivals and events, corporate team building days, charity balls, weddings and family fun days throughout Europe. I also regularly teach in UK schools via my educational program.

My clients include many blue-chip companies, schools, education authorities and charities, not to mention a few famous folks (no I can't drop any names!).

My Youtube channel has had nearly 3 million views with 3 thousand subscribers.

Basically I've taught so many people with my methods that I'm pretty darn confident that I can help YOU too!

So confident that I'm offering a 30 day money-back gaurentee with Udemy.

Take the course and if you feel it is genuinely not helping then you can easily just stop and get a full refund.

So go ahead and dive into a course that will take you on a wonderful journey of discovery with this amazing and under-rated instrument and wow your friends with your amazing new skills!

Best wishes,

Jonny Cope.