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Name and Country

What inspired you to learn the didj?

Alexandre Nogueira from Portugal

Her beautiful sound

Amadeus from United Kingdom

My aunt bought me a cheap bamboo didj when I was 11. It entranced me completely.

Amber from USA

I know it is rhythmic healing music.

Amy from USA

A teacher at my healing school played the didj for us and had us sense how it effected our energetic field. I really liked the deep earthlike feel to it, as well at the structural qualities it had.


Always had an interest

Annetta from USA

I am drawn to the soothing sounds it produces.

Atticus from Australia

Moving to australia

Anonymous from Australia

Heard them being played in alice springs

Brett Makowski from USA

I have always been drawn to Indigenous cultures, probably do to the lack of personal cultural heritage. The Aboriginal people and instruments have intrigued me for a lifetime.

Brian from Canada

I liked the sound of the didge plus I am a sucker for a new and uncommon instrument. I bought a PVC didge at the beginning and taught myself to play on that. I'm also a Music Student studying Voice as a Tenor and we were doing an Australian piece in the Choir so I decided to build some sliding didges from ABS piping to accompany them on those. I also purchased a wooden didge but it is a mass produced, low quality didge but I still like it more then PVC for some of it's qualities. I've been looking for a quality didge for a while now but am a touch hesitant about purchasing one without getting a chance to play it.

Casey from USA

My friend went to Australia and sent me some music of Xavier Rudd's music. I'd heard about Didjes before, but had never seen one or heard one played well. I went out and found a dead agave and hollowed it and tried to play. Lucky me, I got the drone down pretty quick.

Charles from USA

I'm really into boomerangs.


Finally hearing someone play one well, and I'm a bass player/bass luthier, and I love the resonance and rhythmic possibilities I've encountered, and from such a simple instrument. Perfect. No strings, no tunings, no electronics, no bow, nothing except the didge, and a person. Even better than acoustic or viol instruments, due to simplicity. A little limited in note variation, but everything is unique.


I saw a really cheap one and I had the money, so I decided to buy it. As s oon as the store owner gave me a brief tutorial, I fell in love with it


I liked the sound of it and wanted to see if I could do it.


Circular breathing is healthy and the instrument sounds like the om of the earth

Christopher Kosek from USA

A friend of mine owned a Didj and after hearing him play it I borrowed and and became addicted

Chrystal from USA

Sleep Apnea

Claudia from Italy


Conor Kelly from Australia

Xavier Rudd and I was just messing around with the copper pipe and then looked up some didj techniques

Curtis from USA

A friend

Daniele Baldan from Italy

My travel in australia

David from Canada

The beautiful sounds

David from USA

I have always loved the droning sound of the instrument, but was inspired to learn to play by my friend. He made one out of bamboo and it made me realize I could make one too.

Derek Rusinek from USA

Since I have first heard of the instrument It amazed me. When I found out my friend had one I decided to make my own.

Edward Olson from USA

A fellow worker brought his to work, I asked him about it and have been hooked since.



Gabriele Parrillo from Italy

The power of vibrations discovered on my sacrum bone the possibility to massage with sounds to cure with sounds

Guido from Italy

I visit this page today



Harold from USA

Its a cool sound

Hilary from USA

Performances seen in Australia

Anonymous from Australia

Cultural interest over the years

Ivor Carter from Australia

David Gulpilil and even before that in the late 1960s a show on the ABC called Charinga (I think the spelling is incorrect but that's what it sounds like)

James Nesbit from USA

I lived in the mountains of Wyoming for about 5 months. Before I went out there I thought really hard about what instrument I wanted to bring with me. I decided to bring a didj even though I had never played one in my life. So, while I enjoyed the natural world around me I practiced the didj everyday and night. I have to say it made my time in the mountains one that I will never forget.

James from USA

A group of traveling didj players called "Didgeridon't."

Anonymous from USA

The history and unique sound that it produces.

Jeremy Page from USA

I love the aboriginal people for the most part. They are some of the nicest people I know. And, the music is beautiful, and inspiring. I like to inspire people.

Julio Serrano from Mexico

Basically, the Sound.

Katie from USA

I am just loving your site and learning about new instruments. I was searching for a boomerang for my son.


Studying the music from other cultures.


Hearing another didjeridu player.

Luis Anillo from Spain

A friend.

Maarten from Belgium

Traveling australia and meeting aborigine people and jamming with them with my djembee

Magda from Australia

Haven't thought that I could master the breathing because I can't swim either because of breathing.

Mandela Van Eeden from USA

I grew up on a deserted nature reserve at the most southern point of South Africa. The didjeridu was the only instrument on the nature reserve, so I taught myself how to play when I was 8.

Mark Mondier from Belize

Phil Jones

Anonymous from USA

A world band in New Orleans that I used to play with.

Martin from Netherlands

Cultural background, the instrument "looks" and the sound is unique.

Matthew Brewster from Guernsey

Peace, at one with the elements,

Michael Melvin from USA

I love the uniqueness of the instrument and also the history. It is a great meditation tool and I like the fact that the sound carries for a long ways.

Nick Gaylord from USA

I have a great passion to learn all types of world music all around

Nicole from Germany

I like it very much. The sound and the vibration. And it brings me closer to the Aboriginal people who I'd love to get know better.

Niko from Finland

It's different, you can play it without following any so called "rules". I really liked the sound of it when I first heard it.

Pablo Beler from Ecuador

When Heard for fist time I toll me I have to play that instrument, I love it sound is great, nobody can play the same of the other. so I did fist I investigate where its come from, the history and how to play, I made a few in my workshop and that's it, then I incorporate in my music.

Paul Putman from United Kingdom

II liked the unique sound and I like australian aboriginal history. It is a form of self expression which I like and like the way the player only helps to make the instrument speak its song.


I want to learn so I can add Didj to my guitar tracks.

Philippe from Canada

I just love the sound. It's relaxing and pretty unusual. I love simple instrument with not much artificial stuff with it. You tube video and Xavier Rudd's way of playing it motivated my choice.

Rhiannon from USA

Hearing a native CD with it on there.

Anonymous from USA

A combination of 2 friends, one who plays 12string guitar and jembi (drum), the other plays guitar and didj, plus for many years I've just loved the steady play / overall sound and especially the way it makes you feel so much when a didj is played.

Anonymous from USA

Sound, tradition, beauty


A friend that has one and two really good didj players I saw in Barcelona (MBA)


The awesomeness.

Anonymous from Portugal

Well it's very strange but after an initiation to shamanism I've heard a friend play and very easily got started playing

Steve Pickering from Australia

Aboriginal cultural interest, the most amazing sounds for a none electrical instrument

Tanner Fitzgerald from USA

I looked into dreadlocks and I saw an Aborigine playing with dreadlocks and then I met this hippie guy who was selling bamboo flutes and didjes but I could not afford a didj so I bought a flute and he thought me how to play on one of his didjes(for free) and I liked it way more than playing the tuba(i love playing tuba).

Thomas from France

The different cds I've got, the ancestral aboriginal spirit...


Just having received one for a gift.



Wesley from USA

The sound is inspiring.

Anonymous from Canada

I like learning the instruments that are not being played by everyone around you, I wanted t have a unique talent and when I saw the didj I wanted to learn everything I could about it.

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