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Didgeridoos aren’t for women

Didgeridoos aren’t for women


Yaar ye kya bakwas hai kahi to jeene do aurat ko bhai. I don’t want to write about didgeridoo, but I still want to: “samajh rahe ho naa.”

What is Didgeridoos?  

A didgeridoo is a wind instrument played by continuously vibrating the lips to produce a continuous drone. It is performed by using a specific breathing technique called circular breathing.  

Aboriginals of northern Australia developed the didgeridoo at least 1,500 years ago, and it is now in use around the world, although it is most strongly associated with Indigenous Australian music.

Didgeridoos are cylindrical or conical instruments, measuring anywhere from 1 to 3 m (3 to 10 ft) long. They are usually around 1.2 m (4 ft) long.

man playing didgeridood

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Instruments with a longer scale or key have a lower pitch. Flared instruments have a higher pitch than unflared instruments of the same length.

Rock art dating suggests that didgeridoo use in Kakadu, in northern Australia, is less than 1,000 years old.

5 types of didgeridoos

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The didgeridoo player and two song men taking part in an Ubarr ceremony are depicted in vivid rock art in Ginga Wardelirrhmeng, located on the northern edge of the Arnhem Land plateau. 

man by didgeridoos

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Therefore, it is likely that it was developed by Aboriginal people in northern Australia, possibly in Arnhem Land.

man playing didgeridoos

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Native Australians call it many names, none of which are closely related to the word didgeridoo.

There are traditional and modern didgeridoos, which can be painted by the maker or by an artist dedicated to painting didgeridoos, while others are left natural with minimal or no decoration.

man playing didgeridoos

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Didgeridoos are traditionally played at weddings and other ceremonial events as well as for recreation or solo use. Often called clapsticks, these sticks are paired.

Traditionally, only men played the didgeridoo and sang at ceremonial occasions, and playing by women was discouraged by elders and communities. A 2008 Harper Collins book, The Daring Book for Girls, openly encouraged girls to play musical instruments.

Touching the didgeridoo could make girls infertile, says Dr Rose. Matlab kuch bhi.

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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