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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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.
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.
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.
Rhythms sound much better if they are regular and 'in time'.
The powerhouse of all rhythm playing should be the diaphragm.
Using the cheeks will bring in another layer and make everything sound more complex.
Now let's try using a simple rhythm pattern along with the voice.
Now we can add some tongue patterns and sounds.
Putting it all together to create your own rhythm patterns.
Building in time to breathe!
An endless variety of tongue sounds!
One of the 'signature' sounds of the didgeridoo that most players want to be able to produce.
Emphasis created by the diaphragm.
Even now you can make great patterns with circular breathing some deliberate breaks in the sound can be very effective.
How to stop things getting monotonous.
The start of more complex rhythm patterns.
The important connection between your lips and the didgeridoo.
How to deliberately alter the main tone or note that you are playing.
Fine lip control for more advanced sounds.
Check those skills!
Let's honour the roots and origins of this instrument by having some idea of a more traditional sound.
Starting the discover the 'ghost vocal'.
How to alter your circular breathing style to suit traditonal style playing.
Let's get a basic pattern going.
A more subtle style horn or trumpet note.
Check what you learned with this quick skills test!
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!