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Name and Country

What inspired you to learn the didj?

Aleksandar from Macedonia (FYR)

The sound itself (which is hypnotic as far as I am concerned). The culture from which it originates.

Allen from USA

It was a gift to me by my brother

Andrew from USA

Healing-Tribal Sounds- the first time I saw Xavier Rudd live

Angus from Canada

Seeing other didgeridooist not like the people who do it for fame or fortune but do it from the heart and love what they do


I love the sound, it makes me meditate.

Ashley from USA

My new friend sam who has made some Didjes out of pvc pipes

Barney from USA

As mentioned earlier. Have an attraction to the Spiritual side of the didgeridoo. The meditative and healing abilities. Have always found myself attracted to the sound.

Brian from USA

I saw a live concert at an open mic night in Ferndale, MI. A percussionist by the name of Ryan pulled out a didj and the sound was unbelievable. I had heard didgeridoos before, but not live; and it undoubtedly inspired me to begin a journey of learning to play this awesome instrument.

Anonymous from Switzerland

I miss Australia

Carol Roughgarden from USA

Daughter learned after moving to the West Coast. After listening I became intrigued. While hearing natives play, I was entranced. The music filled my soul and I found it easy to meditate to.

Chris from Canada

I love the sound. I find it very relaxing. I would also like to learn how incorporate the didj into my guitar playing, I think it would be a cool sound.


A close friend

Anonymous from Australia

I never knew much about aboriginal culture and only knew what others had told me. I started reading about aboriginals not long ago and have learned a lot, from bush tucker to how they only stay in one spot for so long to preserve the land.

Anonymous from USA

My friend who used to play it at the beach.


I am sound shaman


The group Outback

Dustin from USA

I heard one when I was younger, my father had one, I've always been in love with the sound and the feeling it evokes in me and others.

Ed from Netherlands

Once blown on a didge and get the sound out of it...you want more and more it gets you that sound


Seeing other didj players play.


Living in Australia, experiencing culture and history.


Always been interested in that wonderful sound and believe its part of a culture that must be preserved and also the didge brings cultures together.

Giovanni from USA

Listening to my current professor play in a band. He came in one of my music courses to show what it is and how it is played. I have heard it before but not so melodically. I have been a musician for 10 years now and this instrument is so fundamental but so complicated and brilliant.


I have always loved the sound of the instrument.

Hans from Belgium

The Sound!

Hector from Spain

The history of the aboriginal people and it's oppression in the ancient times, and the history of a very simple instrument, but you can do lots of sounds with that "wood hollowed stick"

Henry from USA

The sound of the didge.

Howard from USA

We went to a Yani concert in 1996 and I saw and heard David Hudson there. I was captivated by that performance. Four years later I met David Blonski at a craft fair and purchased a plastic imitation and learned to play with the help of a tape. Now I play nearly every day.

Ines Villegas from USA

The fact that it really makes me happy when I hear it.

Istvan from Hungary

I like the culture and preparing to move there.

Janusz from Poland

Commercial at cinema with good speakers before movie. I love the sound!!!

Jason Hilliard from USA

Xavier Rudd


I've traveled extensively in Australia and immediately felt a connection with the sound of the didj. I've never been able to purchase one due to continued travel and lack of money. The didj I own was given to me as a gift, and unfortunately I don't think it was genuinely hollowed or made, but felt bad to tell the person this. I greatly desire to own a true didj and continue learning how to play and implement it properly.

João Aguilar from Portugal

First of all, my friends, that made me like a lot the instrument, then I started listening some great music that a friend of mine had, I remember hilight tribe, mark atkins, zalem, but I listened a lot of aboriginal music but I don't remember names sorry

Anonymous from USA

Peaceful qualities

John Munday from USA

I learned that didj playing is a good treatment for Sleep Apnea, which I suffer from. However, it has turned out to be just plain fun to play.

John Popyk from USA

I have always loved the unusual, and more important music. The didgeridoo seemed a perfect fit

Johnny Copley from USA

When I first heard the sound of them as a child. I was at a musical festival and there was a man that claimed he was aboriginal playing. It was amazing.


I worked at a summer camp and this guy that I worked with had one and I really had fun playing it and so I decided to get into it and start playing and I'm still loving playing it.

Judy Echols from USA

I love the sound.


I love the sound. I love flutes and have always been interested in playing that type of instrument. I now play guitar/mandolin but would love to play something more "tribal"


Tribal music rocks.


My awesome boyfriend plays.

Kenny Brooks from USA

The tonality of the instrument and I am also interested in the aborigine people and their culture. I plan to visit an aboriginal tribal area if possible when I travel to Australia.

Kristin from Canada

It's an overwhelming, all encompassing sound that Didgeridoos make. it connects you with your surroundings in more ways than one. beyond the connection felt with the ground you stand on, it opens your ears so that you can hear it echo back or dissipate out into the nature. it's intensely spiritual to me.

Kurt Bendl from USA

I don't know. I was drawn to it.

Lindsey from Canada

The whole culture of it, as well as the amazing feelings I get while listening to one being played

Lisa Hallam from Canada

Since I was a child, I have had an interest in Australian Aboriginal art and culture.


Teaching Physics of sound

Marco from Italy

It was like an Epiphany. I learn how to play the basic drone in one night with a bamboo didj borrowed by a friend. Then I bought myself a bamboo didj and I learn circular breathing in just two weeks following your instruction. Now I can play animal sound, simple 4/4 and 3/4 rhythms, and I learn to play didj and percussion instruments (which are my first passion).

Marko from Slovenia

I am fascinated by old, primitive instruments. I also play other native and tribal instruments and will learn new ones in the future too

Marzia from Italy

I'm curious

Matthew Stoneburner from USA

Seeing dr didge play.

Maurice Crenshaw from USA

The sound.

Anonymous from Australia

I've always been fascinated with Aboriginal culture, I think the didj is a significant part of that, and its just such a beautiful, spiritual instrument.


The meditation aspect of the sound

Mike from USA

I have always loved the sounds that they make.

Murray from Australia

I have been very interested in the didgeridoo since I was about 8 years old when I first saw it on TV I then made myself one from bamboo but the sound was never as pure as a genuine termite hollowed didgeridoo

Nikhil from India

THe sound....it produces the most beautiful sound...

Nikki from USA

I first saw a didj at a micro brewery I was working at. A friend of mine would always bring it for open-mic night and I was immediately intrigued. My boyfriend later purchased a didj at a summer music festival. He inspires me to make both music and art

Anonymous from Netherlands

A friend. I've been really busy with school lately. But the newsletter has woken me up a bit. So in the near future I'll start playing again on regular basis.

Otto from Finland

The great sound.

Patrick Franko from USA

My snoring was killing my marriage. The didge didn't help - I had to get a C-PAP.

Paul Sedgwick from USA

I recognized that gourds existed which would be appropriate for making didgeridoos. So, I became interested in didgeridoos first from a maker's standpoint. Learning to play followed.

Peter Gabor Balazs from Hungary

My dreams...

Robert from USA

I visited Australia, and met some native people in my travels. I was impressed and inspired by the culture. I shoot myself for not picking up a Didgeridoo while I was down under. Also, I love the sound, it helps me slow down, calm down, and think.

Robert from USA

I have always loved the sound of the didj. I also like ethnic instruments and like to dabble with playing them. Learning the didj has also inspired me to learn more about the aboriginal cultures.

Ron from USA

Heard one playing some years ago and like the sound and haunting rhythms. Then saw a didj being played on stage at a Yanni concert. I presume the gentleman playing was Aborigine. He was definitely having a lot of fun.

Ruben Dewulf from Belgium

Because I want to use it for healing people

Ryan Holbrook from USA

The sound! The culture! My cousin plays too.

Salvatore Augeri from France

The didj is a physical and mental instrument. Playing, a trance state is not so far. The tone is so natural, I like imitate cries animals and.

Anonymous from Russia

My interest comes from seeing them being played during my vacation in Sydney

Sergio Ruiz Sierra from Mexico

Since I was I kid, I saw in tv a program called Skippy, a beautiful kangaroo I said to my mom, someday I want to know that place and meet skippy, and then I begin to study about the culture and there people, how they live, what they do, and I saw a video of a man performing a didgeridoo, I love it, the sound and what they transmit, then when I performance for the first time, I was captured for life.

Shannon from USA

Just love the sound and think it would be a great way to relax.

Sheila Cash from USA

Adore the sound and want to pass it on and have classes and an outlet to purchase

Anonymous from Canada

I like meditative and trance music.

Stéphane Eduardo Longtin from Canada

I started 8 years ago in FRance, my friend had one in bamboo, she told me how to make my first sound and it took me 2 min, since that day I felt something inside me, like I know that sound but how, so I learned a lot from my self, I took one lesson by a guy who learned in Australia.

Anonymous from USA

It can be simple or hard to play, complex, cool and it's unique.

Stew from USA

Connection to my home country

Anonymous from USA

I heard didgeridoo players at the Mata Amritananda Mayi ashram in Northern California. Then, after abdominal surgery, I had difficulty regaining respiratory volume and strength. My husband made me a PVC didgeridoo to help motivate me to breathe more deeply. It was also pleasant company during the recovery.

Zachary from USA

The culture behind it, and the sound it makes.

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