There are no reliable sources stating the didgeridoo's exact age. Archaeological studies of rock art in Northern Australia suggest that the people of the Kakadu region of the Northern Territory have been using the didgeridoo for less than 1,000 years, based on the dating of paintings on cave walls and shelters from this period. A clear rock painting in Ginga Wardelirrhmeng, on the northern edge of the Arnhem Land plateau, from the freshwater period (that was begun 1500 years ago) shows a didgeridoo player and two songmen participating in an Ubarr Ceremony.
A modern didgeridoo is usually cylindrical or conical, and can measure anywhere from 1 to 3 m (3 to 10 ft) long. Most are around 1.2 m (4 ft) long. Generally, the longer the instrument, the lower its pitch or key. However, flared instruments play a higher pitch than unflared instruments of the same length.
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They are pretty, I love all the colors. Great shot. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!ReplyDelete
I would never have guessed they made music. Thanks for playing today.
Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!
I learn something each week from your blog.ReplyDelete
silky cloth is fine to look at.ReplyDelete
Each one is a work of art! Lovely!ReplyDelete
Happy Australia Day to you. Love the sound of the didgeridoo. Went to Jazz and Blues Fest in Sioux Falls, SD last July to hear Peter Harper and the Midwest Kind. He played blues didgeridoo that just rocked. I think the instrument was made to play the blues. And yes, Peter Harper is Australian.ReplyDelete
These are so beautiful, Nick. I have something that looks like this called a rain stick, hollow with beads inside.ReplyDelete
Oh wow! They are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Bright and wonderful and detailed designs on these didgeridoos.ReplyDelete