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Name and Country Has playing the didgeridoo changed your life? If playing the didgeridoo has changed your life, please share how it has done so:
Anonymous from USA Somewhat I've been playing music my whole like and in the past two years I have been getting into the didj. It's just an awesome instrument that makes me think I should have changed my life plans and not be going to law school.
Adam Perrett from Australia Significantly Helped to personally truly appreciate our indigenous culture and have no shame in spreading my passion for it to others. I have an aboriginal flag sticker in the shape of Australia on the back of my car!!!
Anonymous from USA Totally It has opened my eyes to a different world. I wanted to study more about the Aboriginal people.
Al from Taiwan Significantly Plays DIDG to let me feel at ease calms down ~ also gives vent to the pressure good musical instrument
Al Hepworth from Finland Somewhat Made me hungry to learn and play more and use the good benefits from it
Alan from United Kingdom Totally The first time I seen it played properly by an Aborigine is Sydney I was blown away it was hard to hold the tears backs as I was transfixed with the sound and rhythm. I vowed to learn to play which has opened a door to meet so many other wonderful people world wide. And never looked back just wish I had found this out when in my teens
Alan from USA Somewhat It's a beautiful tool for sound healing connecting to others sharing the gift of sound and clearing out the clutter.
Anonymous Somewhat It helps me sleep better at night.
Anonymous from USA Totally It has helped me understand the power of music and how truly helpful it can be in healing the body and soul.
Alexander from USA Somewhat I have a lot of free time now I can fill it by playing and occasionally making didgeridoos.
Amanda from USA Somewhat I am already excited to learn and it feels as if it will be a very relaxing and exciting experience. I look forward to the journey.
Anonymous Significantly I have more versatility to offer in my music. For example we are doing a concert this month and playing some fusion Celtic music; they asked me to lay aside my fiddle and didj instead and this has been fun. Also I also sleep better at night - but not sure about the correlation.
Andrew from USA Somewhat I was already a musician and the didj just opened me up to another world of sound.
Andrew Stibal from USA Significantly I think it will because it going to be something I will choose to practice daily
Anonymous Somewhat I believe I am much relaxed and calm now
Anna Lisa from USA Totally The loudness and creativity possibilities make you feel larger than life when your playing it
Antoine from Colombia Significantly Back to my Aussie roots (australian mother) quit cigarette healing my lungs fresh air! Viva the Didj!
Arun from New Zealand Somewhat It gives me great personal connection to my surroundings be it internal near by planetary or universal. This gives me joy which is uplifting and helpful to everything else.
Audrey Wong from USA Significantly I have improved my sleep apnea with use of the didgeridoo. The muscles in my throat are stronger.
Anonymous Somewhat I get more relaxation and I think about life more than before.
Barney from USA Somewhat Because of what it has done for me before I go to sleep. It has enabled me have a more restful sleep. Thereby giving me a much more enjoyable time during my waking hours.
Barry Williams from USA Somewhat I enjoy more time with my kids
Anonymous from Netherlands Somewhat It is nice to be able to play the didgeridoo and use it next to other ancient sounds in healings and meditations. It extends it with it's specific sounds and earth bound vibrations. Aiding in the reconnection of the earth.
Bernard from USA Significantly It has been a wonderful creative outlet for me
Betsy from USA Somewhat I have met many cultured and wonderful people due to our shared musical and spiritual interests.
Bill Lockett from USA Somewhat Its helped me to slow down and enjoy life.
Bobby from USA Somewhat I have been a drummer my whole life. it actually gave me a chance to play a sort of "wind" instrument.
Brooke from Australia Totally I can't play but I've grown up in Australia listening to the didge played on the streets and find it the most soothing sound. I feel like it brings me back to my roots and sheds light on what's important in life.
Byron from USA Significantly By bringing a peaceful state when I am distressed.
Carl Martinez from USA Somewhat My neighbors bang the drums it is quite the community spectacle.
Carl from USA Somewhat It has kept my interest and slowed down my game playing time.
Anonymous from USA Significantly Adding to the above its a feeling that I want to describe as another puzzle piece being added to my life that makes me take a step back and wanna say something like "Wow. That's far out."
Chelsea Axelsson from USA Significantly Playing seems to teach me every time. I learn a little more and I feel a little more real and focused.
Anonymous Significantly It has some indescribable power to accomplish the effects above
Chris Bailey from New Zealand Significantly It has widened my options of music given me another source of relaxation allowed me to perform for friends and the children that I teach and has given me the opportunity to share with others the benefits of learning to play.
Chris Miller from USA Significantly My meds make me very hot tempered and the didge helps relax my nerves and helps me relax as a person overall.
Anonymous from India Significantly Dull parts of my body suddenly became alive.
Christopher from USA Significantly It has helped me become less stressed out and allows me to relax and let all my problems float away with the music that I create with it making me a more calm and relaxed person
Christopher from USA Significantly Learned to relax and it helped my breathing a great deal. I learned to circular breath from playing the didgeridoos.
Cindy from USA Significantly The drones have opened up my voice (vocal cords) making my voice deeper and more resonant. I can instantly recall those sounds when stressors occur.
Cliff from USA Somewhat It's relaxing.
Clint Beedy from USA Totally I have never been good at any instrument until I picked up the didge. Now I have rhythm. I have made some of the most amazing friends because of this instrument. It has allowed my creative side to flow.
Connie from USA Significantly At least I hope it will. I am on a breathing machine at night and hope that the didj will help my sleep apnea.
Conor Jones from USA Totally I have always appreciated the Didgeridoo greatly for it's power and history. But when I actually started playing the didj regularly I found it easier to put a smile on my face to be peaceful and to go about my day. I feel connected to something truly beyond words when I play.
Craig Coussins from United Kingdom Significantly It is really a focusing tool for me and when playing I only think of the playing and no0thing else
Anonymous Somewhat The chance to learn and the opportunity to find peace and relaxation.
Dan Lombardo from USA Totally It truly has provided me an artistic outlet that I know I will begin to master so that I may be able to truly express my self.
Anonymous from USA Somewhat I have learned that even the simplest of instruments can be very humbling to the player.
Dan Schmidt from Canada Significantly I believe the vibrations help to bring the mind deep into the body removing the barriers that keep us from healing.
Anonymous from Canada Somewhat It's allowed me to practice something unique
Daniel from USA Significantly I'm hoping it will.
Daniel Johnson from USA Significantly Exploring mans connection to sound has been crucial in my spiritual evolution.
Daniel from Us Minor Outlying Islands Significantly Before I started to play I had problems breathing properly. I did not have sleep apnea but I did have problems regulating my breathing in the sense that I would breath in too much and then not be able to breath out and as a result have to stop and catch my breath. Playing the didge taught me how to properly breath and as a result I can work longer and feel better too!
Daniel from Switzerland Significantly I guess I will get to know my neighbours better...
Daniel from USA Somewhat Opened doors to friendships
Anonymous from USA Significantly Didgeridoo has some family history me as my grandfather was from Australia and could play one. The didgeridoo has also been my way of remembering my own father and healing from his loss.
Daniel Niles from United Arab Emirates Significantly It's very relaxing fulfills my musical longings and surprises me with the thoughts and images that come from different sounds.
Daniel from Germany Somewhat I never was able to play music before and I learned how to circular breathe
Daran Wallman from Canada Totally More focused and centered. opened and expanded my sound healing practice. Absolutely love playing it
Dave from Australia Somewhat Learning how to play an instrument
David from United Kingdom Significantly Playing didge has allowed me to find an inner peace through meditation which always alluded me before.
David from USA Significantly I used to be completely uptight about my musicality. My friend got a didj from his Uncle and started playing that. He offered to let me try and just sitting down once and messing around on it was enough to make me doubt the necessity of intense structure in music. That's when I really started to look up how to play the didj correctly. So far I pretty much can't.
David from United Kingdom Somewhat Its been a great ice breaker.
Anonymous from USA Totally It's making me the me I am supposed to be.
Anonymous Somewhat I have met a lot of people through conversations about it playing at campfires etc I have thought quite a few people the basics etc. I have also thought some people to circular breathe.
Derek from Canada Significantly Playing has significantly increased my lung capacity.
Des Holmes from United Kingdom Somewhat I'm more tolerant
Anonymous from Kazakhstan Totally I will get one and then I will tell you! =)
Donald from USA Totally It reminds that I am playing the first musical instrument and it has power that goes so far beyond the notes. I go back in time to place where my soul was created and all is light and peace.
Douglas from USA Somewhat Reduced the severity of asthma and teaching me how to breath better....it's a long process when I don't practice enough
Dustin from USA Significantly I used to be stressed all the time worried about everything now if I start to get stressed I can go play to get away from everyday life.
Ed Huntley from USA Somewhat Enjoy the challenge of playing and the sound
Ed Olson from USA Totally I seem to be more patient and understanding.
Eddy from Australia Somewhat Have had back surgery I was advised to strengthen by stomach after playing for a while I accidentally found my stomach had developed quite strongly.
Elsbeth Procter from USA Totally When I learn to play I will be able to become the sound/feeling that for now I can only enjoy listening to.
Eric Proulx from USA Totally Firstly it has helped with meditation a lot. Something about the sound really clears my mind and melts away my stress. Secondly it has greatly impacted my musical inspiration in composing.
Eric Westman from USA Significantly Don't play but love to listen
Erica from USA Somewhat Playing and listening didgeridoo has gotten me interested in the Aboriginal culture and I just love the unique sound!
Erik from USA Totally Since I've started really playing the Didgeridoo I can't put it down. I live a mile and a half from my work and my lunches aren't spent on eating (I go hungry) they're spent speeding home and didjin' for 20 minutes before going back to work. Then I come home and didj some more. In the past week I've put in almost 17 hours of playing by myself with friends and on the streets of Ann Arbor. In fact I'm going out today to hunt for didj worthy logs to try my hand at crafting my own. I've never picked up anything so quickly and be this good at it that fast. The more I play the more I play.
Anonymous Significantly Meditations
Anonymous Significantly More and more I feel the vibration of nature
Fábio Augusto from Brazil Significantly More peace tranquility conscientious
Frank from Netherlands Somewhat Anyway I am thinking about breathing a lot more now and believe in the inner peace it gave you when playing it
Fred Ashplant from USA Significantly It has put me in touch with some wonderful people living in my community who I might not have met otherwise.
Anonymous from Brazil Somewhat It helped me to meditate and enter in contact with myself
Gary from Canada Somewhat Helps slow me down and enjoy sitting still and just breathing.
Gary Niki from USA Significantly I love using it in Shamanic healing work...
Gary Siegle from USA Somewhat I am learning how to circular breath but I am not sure if I am doing it right because of my sleep apnea. I do believe I can learn but wish someone could show me face-to-face on what I am doing wrong so that I no longer depend on the CPAP when sleeping
Gary from USA Somewhat I guess it would be the challenge to be creative and use the didj to its fullest potential.
Anonymous from USA Somewhat It has had a calming effect.
Gonzalo Gregori from China (pr) Significantly It changes ones perspective of time moving towards a communion with the mother Earth
Goran from Croatia/Hrvatska Somewhat I stopped drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana:) Really
Graham Monteith from USA Somewhat I feel like I've gained access to another culture entirely and it has changed my outlook on Australia and the aborigines.
Greg from USA Totally When I was in the fourth grade I first discovered the sound and origin of the didj. I made it a point to get and play one at some point in my life. Fast forward five years a few friends made one out of pvc and I ended up making one with them. I tried to play it but couldn't figure it out until a few years later. It took me a month of constant playing to figure out how to play and how to circular breath only by picture figures on the internet. Once I got it all I've been able to play for others and teach them and inform them about the didj. which has kept the love of it for me. If it weren't for the didj I probably wouldn't have picked up an instrument at all.
Guido Cifali from Australia Somewhat By providing an additional link and mediation between the universe and myself.
Hans from Netherlands Somewhat It made me more "basic" and calm
Howard Williamson from USA Significantly It has given me more confidence in activities I have not been schooled in and worked in for decades.
Anonymous Somewhat Encouraged me to look at the more natural side of living
Hugo from United Kingdom Somewhat Circular breathing cultural knowledge great fun and fun to share
Israel from Spain Significantly Before playing it I was studying Geological Sciences in madrid spain. I went to Barcelona because of love my girlfriend lived there and there is where I learn to play didge.When I started to travel playing it my scientist education refused it but at last travelling was more important for my mind and I went to Murcia Spain for living there in the beach where I become a pro diver. I needed to live near of nature and in madrid or barcelona is quite difficult! So that's how I change the rocks for the water. thanks to the didge
Anonymous Totally Given me a quirky bass sound
Jake from USA Significantly Playing the didj I believe is a way to meditate and relax and express yourself as a person. I came back from a deployment to the middle east and tried this out to meditate......life changing.
James from USA Somewhat Just more fun.
James Miller from USA Significantly Calms me in a relaxed state of awakening. Can meditate better and breathe better!
Jamie from USA Significantly One day I believe it could be more totally. I feel the positive effects on a daily basis and it's something I truly have a passion for.
Jason from Canada Somewhat My life was good both before and after I started playing the didj. Playing does bring me joy but has not significantly changed my day to day life.
Jason from USA Somewhat A better appreciation of this awesome and unique instrument.
Anonymous Somewhat It has given me a new challenge...Mastering it.
Jeff from USA Significantly Connection to the earth and breathing
Jeff from USA Totally I'm more focused I'm doing something I never thought I could do and I go to n almost trance like state of being when I play. and that's pretty wild
Jeremy from USA Somewhat I love my didje. the sounds it can produce are amazing and wholly unique. not too mention the art of playing one is in itself a great lesson to be taught. And I don't snore any more!
Anonymous Significantly Allows inner peace.
Jessica Wilson from Canada Somewhat Empowerment Healing myself and others New feelings and exploration A new way of communication and understanding A sacred tool at drum circles Learning and growing Giving and receiving Joy Meditation Relaxation Iv' e participated in Body vibrational healing giving with the didge's in drum circles during group music and didge meditations
Jim from USA Somewhat Appreciation for different music. I bought a couple of CDs and a didge for my wife (who is actually better than I am. probably because she was a trombone player in high school)
Johan Pot from Netherlands Somewhat Playing forces me to take some time for myself.
Anonymous Somewhat Opened up a whole new world of music/friends and energy
John from USA Somewhat I notice the didge if I hear it in music.
Anonymous Totally It made me more curious about the different indigenous sound of the didj.and making my self be aware that each instrument is sacred in its own nature.
John from USA Totally It brought me to a very deep connection with the earth and wanting to help heel her and the people who live upon her.
Anonymous Somewhat Taught me circular breathing which has transferred well to my primary instrument
Jonathan from Australia Somewhat The relaxing effect has helped me deal with stress.
Anonymous from Canada Somewhat I'm really excited to start making songs with the guitar on it but I've got a long way to go before I can play them both live simultaneously.
Jorge Alberto from Mexico Totally Because I like the sound the vibrations I feel the vibrations of the environment the vibrations of my own soul and the around.
Josef from New Zealand Somewhat Feeling good during and after playing.
Joseph Carringer from USA Totally I was guided in a dream in 1996 that I would play the didgeridoo before I even new what one was. After that I picked my first didge up in a shop in Portsmouth NH that had been made under the guidance of Bill Harney and his tribe in Catherine AU. I picked this didge up and could immediately play. In about a week and a half I could circular breath and was playing daily with the nature around the river by my house (which at that time was a calming and needed meditation that I did not even realize for years had saved me from so much) and then also began to play out musically with the blues and jazz acts of the bar I managed within the first 30 days. Since then I have performed in multiple countries musically and developed a respected and growing sound therapy practice that has also taken me all over the united states and parts of the world. Musically: http://www.603bc.com and http://www.bastinadomusic.com Therapeutically: http://www.didgetherapy.com After realizing that a gifted player and this instrument can truly help a person to find various ways to access their own natural healing abilities I have worked hard to continue to educate the holistic and medical communities of it's effectiveness and also find other didge players that are willing to look at the credible and duplicatable processes by which I have established my practice in both of these fields. The didgeridoo has truly helped me to fulfil my drive to help myself and others to a better more peaceful existence.
Josh Snyder from USA Totally Helps with the meditation retreat practices
Julio Peña from Paraguay Totally It let me practice things that I believe
Anonymous from Australia Somewhat Interest and appreciation of nature. I pay more attention to the sounds of birds and nature.
Kate from USA Totally I've played lots of instruments but I've never connected with an instrument in such a way. Its really something special to me.
Kathleen Byham from USA Totally It has given me inner balance peace and I find it a great way to relax after a stressful day. It has also improved my health as I have obstructive sleep apnea that has improved since playing the didj. It's really quite a gift in so many ways. I intend to keep playing the rest of my life.
Keith from USA Totally Listening changes your life
Keith from USA Somewhat The only instrument that I routinely play so it brings quite a bit to me on the musical front.
Ken Hrycyk from Canada Somewhat It now puts me in the creative mind set that I love.
Kenneth from Australia Somewhat I have inadvertently learnt so much about aboriginal culture through playing this instrument. Simply by going through he net and reading about Didjes has allowed me to appreciate so much more about indigenous culture
Kevin D Babiuk from USA Somewhat I find work to be less stressful.
Kyle from USA Significantly I love music but have never been "gifted" enough to play intuitively...until the didj. I have repeatedly tried but my gift was to appreciate the art of music. only since the didj have I felt as though I can speak through a musical medium.
Anonymous from Canada Somewhat I reminds me of the few years I spent living Australia and makes me feel happy when I think about it.
Lauren from USA Significantly Given me a new and more effective way to distress and meditate. I never had an instrument before that I could play or was interested in practicing enough to get good at.
Levi from USA Significantly It actually cured my snoring!
Liam from Australia Somewhat It has changed my life by giving me a new found appreciation for the benefits of music.
Licia from USA Somewhat Well it was apart of my boys life for a few years as they made them in school and like I said practiced and used them in hunting we had s much fun and well memories are a good thing I was so excited to come across this site it is a joyful thig the didgeridoo
Luca from Italy Significantly I can channel feelings and energy in it. its good for the mind
Luis from Portugal Somewhat It made me really think about nature and more in tune with something bigger than me... something I had really lost track of.
Manuel from China (pr) Somewhat It gave many opportunity to meet new people and even earning money from it to support myself in special situations.
Anonymous Totally With it I start to get inside myself and learn from spirituality
Margaret from USA Somewhat At a drum circle I loved that a person was jealous of my (relative) proficiency. I said I had been practicing. She joked that she hated that when people worked and saw results.
Anonymous Somewhat Just have heard not played yet
Anonymous Significantly I have had weak lungs since birth(I am 58). I am amazed at how the didj has strengthened my lungs in such a short time. I am hooked!
Anonymous Significantly More easily to slip into altered states of consciousness
Mario Bortoli from Italy Somewhat Has not changed yet but I hope to get away me from the compressor during the night!
Mark Galvin from USA Somewhat Opens another view into an additional aboriginal peoples connection to the environment almost completely lacking in the Western cultures.
Mark Leipfert from USA Somewhat It has sparked an interest in other cultures allowing me to appreciate them.
Mark from USA Somewhat I find genuine enjoyment from playing the didge.
Anonymous Somewhat I really like the sound and I like to build my one didj
Matt from USA Significantly Meditation relaxation.
Matt Meers from USA Significantly I has informed my understanding of music sound physics human potential and creative expression. I has made a significant impact on the trajectory of my studio art practice.
Matt from USA Significantly I developed sleep apnea and now use the didge to alleviate the symptoms
Matt Stanford from Australia Totally I've plated it as a small kid as a teenager and as an adult and I will as an old fella....its my sound I can feel the sound it makes me feel good
Maximiliano from Argentina Significantly Reduce stress and funny instrument
Michael Benner from USA Somewhat Allowed me to be more relax and at peace.
Michael from Germany Significantly Because I play a lot and therefore some other things I have to do got to be neglected. I became interested in Aboriginal people techniques how the Didjes are made and the techniques how to play. I got calmer relaxed I am spending a lot of time and money.
Anonymous from USA Somewhat It is a new instrument that I have tried and it is the first one that needed air to play.
Mike from Netherlands Significantly I met some real interesting people just because of the instrument.
Mike from United Kingdom Somewhat I believe it helps with sinus problems and some stress related illnesses. Also good to meet and talk with like minded folk.
Mike from USA Totally As stated above it has helped me know Mother Earth better it has taught me how to relax and how to breath how to listen to nature and the land.
Mike from USA Significantly It helps me lift my thoughts to the greater Good.
Milos from Slovakia Somewhat Hard to describe it gave me deeper ability to feel and understand word around me some new appreciation of the nature and its sounds
Nathan from USA Totally My asthma has gotten so much better since I started playing. It makes my mind float into a distant world and my problems and stress stay in this world. If I didn't have the didj to ease my mind I probably would have killed myself in middle school.
Nathaniel Curtis from USA Significantly Returned me to music.
Neil from Australia Totally It has given me an outlet a place were I can go and be a free spirit. It helps me in my life and gives me a sense of well being and a connection and appreciation for nature.
Neil Gee from USA Significantly My brother and father have both become very interested with playing and making didgeridoos. Getting together and playing and making has created a new bond between all of us.
Neil from United Kingdom Somewhat I think being able to play an instrument even a little bit gives you greater appreciation of real musicians talent and effort.
Nicholas Pottle from United Kingdom Somewhat I am so happy that I have learned to play it
Anonymous from USA Somewhat It is the only instrument I know how to play and I leaned over a summer a few years back with a kid that was staying at the same house as i
Nick Mikrikov from USA Totally Since having learned to play the Didgeridoo very quickly I feel that time itself has spoken to me.. I feel something in my bones not chilling but thrilling and inspiring as though in the wilderness of my heart I've heard a voice quietly softly speak out to me of wonder and dreamlike prophecies of a better world starting with I.. and music..
Anonymous from Australia Totally I have never heard a sound like this before.
Omar L. De La Tejera from Mexico Totally It connected me to my world in a better way
Owen Mccall from Canada Somewhat Since I am fairly new to the didj I can't say to what extent it has or will change my life. However I have noticed that it has an addictive quality especially since I have learned to circular breath. I suspect that it will have an effect on my life in a multifaceted way: 1. spiritually from a musical angle; 2. spiritually from a physical angle (the breath training involved affects the very core of my being because breath is where everything begins if you know what I mean.)
Paleki Phaphapeuneua from Canada Totally Not being able to keep a note when singing made me believe that music was something that I was just not meant to going towards. Then one day a friend in passing told me that I did not need to know how to sing but rather let the didgeridoo do it for me. This profound realization allowed me to see that the Goddess did in fact mean for me to use my voice to create beautiful sounds just not in the way I originally believed.
Patricia from USA Significantly I found a deep internal meditative place that I play from... it is beyond words... it is physical...organic... physical... spritual...
Patrick from USA Somewhat Relaxation sharing the sounds with others.
Patrick from Australia Totally I had an accident in 1986 where I had a steel bar through my face. I had a lot of breathing difficulties. I had a mate who owns Aboriginal artifacts shop in West Wyalong. I bought the first Didge he ever had in the shop. Although I could not get the circular breathing I kept on trying. I met Alan Dargin at Circular Quay one day he Showed me Alan said if I watched what he did listened to him And Practiced he would teach me to play. After 6months my breathing problems started to get better within a year I did not have any breathing difficulties. The Didge has also done Healing on my son. This Has been Measured - proof that it was Didge doing healing. My last Didge healing went pretty normal I got a message ( I usually get messages for people & I tell them the message ) I told the lady she was to take care of her back around her ribs. She was confused as she felt ok & did not have any problems with her back. The next day she had a fall got taken to Hospital got x-rayed & had a cracked rib from the fall. The Dr was amazed as she had no pain for her type of injury she would usually have a fair bit of pain. She rang my wife & told her & that she believed it was the Didge healing. I KNOW it Was The Didge.
Patrick from USA Totally Ever since the first time I heard it it has been a sound stuck in my head. I've always been fascinated by it but it wasn't until this last fall saw xavier rudd play at a festival and it was like the sound of the didj and the sense of community allowed my soul to breath. it was like I was holding my breath for a very long time and at that moment I breathed it in and it let me let everything out.
Paul Gristwood from United Kingdom Totally It has changed my life by the above mentioned healing aspects it brings an added element of excitement knowing I can play it and achieve circular breathing so personal achievement is added and loving Australia having been there twice it helps me connect through sound to a country I love and respect living so far away from it... its a shame I did not play the didj when I was there because I would of bought a native one.. sadly I do not have the funds to by another from your site at present..
Paul from USA Somewhat It has moved me to look further into how sound and music is created and also proves to be a very relaxing activity.
Pedro from Spain Significantly Allowed me to be part of a sound atmosphere I love.
Anonymous from USA Significantly It helps me relax/focus. It has served as the impetus for me to examine consciousness oneness my relationship to sound and perception of sound and meditation leadership.
Anonymous from United Kingdom Significantly Made me happier more relaxed better use of my time and also unique in a good way at my university!
Petri from Finland Somewhat Haven't had infection in my sinuses after I started playing. Didge has given me courage to perform music publicly.
Piergiorgio Fiorucci from Italy Totally Understand many way of breath and feelings... applying in my work too
Anonymous from Australia Somewhat I have a sense of achievement and pride in what I can with it.
Richard Appleton from USA Totally Having played guitar my whole life as an instrument I love it but the didge just does that much more for me as an individual places me back at the roots of rhythm and nature.
Richard Crow from United Kingdom Significantly Playing didj has helped me appreciate the cosmic vibrations of the universe and how one change in the conditions of life can greatly affect the ongoing changes in circumstance and surroundings.
Richard Hinkel from Us Minor Outlying Islands Significantly Healing through sound. Communication on new levels.
Richard from USA Somewhat I think learning to play any instrument can bring significant benefit to my life.
Richard from United Kingdom Totally I've never before found an instrument I've wanted to devote so much time to no other has even come close. It's incredibly rewarding musically and energetically.
Anonymous Somewhat Learning to make new sounds always expands life
Rob from USA Significantly Playing the didge has opened up a lot of different kinds of music for me. The emotional/psychological feeling I get after playing for some time is a great high.
Anonymous Somewhat Practicing the didgeridoo helped reduce snoring and sleep apnea
Robbie Orth from USA Significantly It lengthens my knowledge of people to tell other people about!!
Roberto Mojica from Puerto Rico Significantly Make focus all time and in control of modern life
Robin Dark from United Kingdom Somewhat Helped with breathing
Rod from USA Somewhat Reduced my stress level a noticeable amount.
Anonymous from France Somewhat Relax when I was to stressed
Ron from USA Somewhat I have only been at it a few days but I believe this will be something I will do for the rest of my days
Rual from USA Somewhat Slowed me down and I can feel the didj now
Ruben Dewulf from Belgium Significantly Maby when I play more. But it give's me a fire inside. I use it for my job it brings me into a deep grounded trance
Anonymous Somewhat I cannot afford one rite now but I want to start a new style of music with electronic spacey samples and rock and roll meets the aboriginees!!!!
Russell Menezes from India Totally No one else in my college can play it
Russell Sherman from USA Somewhat I just started but I have heard that it helps with snoring and I have a horrible snoring problem so I will see if it works over time
Anonymous Somewhat It has broadened the scope of possibilities for meditation and has introduced me to a more raw primal connection with the earth and earlier peoples.
Safaa from USA Somewhat I have a great sense of being connected to things around me. And oddly the squirrels that we feed at our door each day will sit by the window quite often and just hang out when I play.
Anonymous Significantly The most obvious thing has been to discover more in details the breathing side of my body and to play with it. For me it was just breathing before and I could play so much with it. The second thing it brought me to discover the Aboriginal beliefs. I always felt connected with it but discover that our civilisation think to be the most advanced even if we are so far from our lifes and even if the old cultures are closer to it than us.
Anonymous from France Somewhat J'ai rencontré du monde avec le même centre d'interêt je suis plus détendue je respire mieux et j'appréhende les choses d'une manière différente....plus relax..........et du fait que je respire mieux...........je suis tombée enceinte.......je pense que c'est lié
Scot Magnuson from USA Significantly I need to keep more disciplined in playing. When I do I have better breathing and sleep is better. The benefits of this is a circle of better rest better activity.
Scott Estrich from Australia Significantly Brought me closer to the aboriginal cultural heritage behind the instrument as well as to respect and admire the mystery and wonder of didjing.
Sean from USA Significantly It helps me relax fast and this is almost impossible for me any other way.
Anonymous Totally Didgeridoo reconnected me with stars and Earth when I look at stars it has the interior of me same which I look at. I Like the Aborigine Legend of the creation of the stars.
Sergio Gonzalez from Mexico Significantly Give me another chance to experiment with music I like to play instruments I play melodic and all the process of build my didj or humpak its a full time of joyful work experience give me another vision and way to go in the life!
Sergio from Colombia Totally Really can't explain how... but it does... its kind of a spiritual thing... and improves my music..
Seth from USA Somewhat It has introduced me to many new people and built friendships. At my old campus my friend and I would play all over the grounds at night for up to an hour at a time. It was really fun and many people would come and see what we were doing.
Anonymous from Israel Totally I have never been a musical person although I wanted to be. I never thought my direction in life will ever be directed towards music making. And now it all seems move in that direction. One day I hope I will be able to make people dance and get into trance and ecstasy while listening to me play(and with the right instruction).
Stefan from USA Somewhat Its awesome and enlightening but if I owned one it would have a greater impact cause I could play it more
Anonymous from Chile Significantly Now I have a different relationship with my body and my soul. I know my body much more and I have a stronger spirit.
Steffen from Germany Significantly I am clearly more relaxed and more attentive with nature.
Steve from USA Somewhat I have started to learn a new thing witch changes my life. it gives me inspiration to do new things in life and to get better at the didge.
Steve from USA Totally It has opened me up to a larger world. it has almost magical powers that most people cannot understand or choose not to recognize due to social or other reasons. it has given me a great respect and appreciation for the ancient nomadic cultures of the earth and less of a respect for my own culture--a young culture of endless exploitation and greed. I feel that it is my duty to teach as many people as possible about the didgeridoo play it for them and then teach them about the Aborigine and why respecting other cultures is important.
Anonymous from Australia Somewhat I was born in Moree NSW and am occasionally asked by Elders if I'm Koori. Honestly I answer that I don't really know my roots. Anyhow playing gives me a sense that I belong and it is something I want to treat more seriously in future.
Taylor from USA Somewhat I imagine that it will more in the future. But as of right now it has added another dimension to music and sound that I love. It connects to and stems from another musical culture on earth and I love playing different instruments from around the world.
Anonymous Somewhat Given me another sound and vibrational tool to enhance my spiritual connection. I need to practice so I can share and play with other like minded people...mine doesn't sound that great but its ok.
Telfair Leimbach from USA Somewhat It re-connects me with this ancient culture and way of life that is healing and expanding to my way of thought.
Thomas from USA Somewhat Brings me to a place like no other can
Anonymous from USA Significantly It has given me a passion and was the focus of my life for many years. I've stepped back from that this year but hope to return to it.
Tim from Japan Somewhat Too early to really tell but I love the instrument and playing it. I hope it changes my life introduces me to more people and more ways to play it (currently beginner level) in the future
Anonymous from USA Somewhat No longer have concern "fear" that I can't play one. Now I just have to learn to get better. The aim is to be able to use the didj to record.
Timothy Gatehouse from Us Minor Outlying Islands Significantly I am currently finding myself musically having learned basic bagpiping skills over the last few years. I would like to see this through and the Didj seemed a strangely logical step for me.
Todd from Australia Significantly I think I'm calmer because of it.
Anonymous Significantly I'm currently obsessed in learning more about what makes a didj a didj. Since the Didj is such a personal instrument and I get around so little I've tried designing my own instruments based mainly on what I've read about and heard in recordings. Understandably not everyone is very willing to share their mouth piece with strangers (germs). That is I haven't had a lot of chance to try a higher end instrument. So I experiment. A lot! Hopefully when I ever try the one in a hundred Didj I will appreciate it.
Tom from United Kingdom Somewhat It added another layer to whom I am. I have never been considered a musical person but having learned to play the didj has given me a greater appreciation of music as a whole. I have traveled to australia many times with part of the incentive to purchase another didj. And as mentioned previously it help me relax and meditate.
Tomasz from Poland Significantly It changed my attitude to music now it is more like magic to me also I've much more energy and will for living.
Tony Kubiak from USA Significantly By bringing me in touch with breath body-vibration rhythm in short with the body itself
Tony Miller from USA Significantly Keeps me in tune in being more than just another human.
Anonymous Significantly Ca me raproche de la nature.et ca me calme quand je suis énervé je prend mon didj et j'exprime ma colére on jouant de longues heures.
Troy from USA Significantly Again just a method for winding down in today's urban environment.
Vance Blow from USA Totally I am more centered and grounded. Snoring gone.the breathing aspect has made me more alert alive vibrant and mostly have more energy
Anonymous Significantly It has opened my ears to another form of musical expression one that taps into a much more basic instinctive level of sound response.
Wil Rikken from Belgium Significantly After some serious illnesses I started to play for concentration and relaxation. And relax my breathing. I can't imagine to "not" play for one day.
Wilder Betancourth from Colombia Totally The way the feel the energy in body and understand everything whit drink hayahuasca medicine ancestral aboriginal colombian
Wilhelm from USA Significantly Simply put- I have found inner peace with a Didj in my hands. Nothing else can do that for me at this point in my life.
Xavier Bellay from France Significantly I wrote: deeply

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