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Name and Country How do you prefer to use the didj? Please tell us why this is your most favourite use of the didj:
Aaron Jerad from USA Meditation Playing the didj brings my mind and breath into simple still focus. The vibration makes everything in life feel like music.
Anonymous Meditation It helps me concentrate if I have a big test or something the next day.
Anonymous from USA Relaxation I'm stressed out a lot with school and when I get my hands on one (I got one for a month once was awesome) I find that playing it really relaxes me because it's something new to learn and you can produce so many awesome sounds.
Adam Perrett from Australia Playing by myself Playing my didges makes me proud about Australia and our indigenous culture.
Anonymous from USA Relaxation That way it makes my mouth comfortable. Though I can play with the sides of my mouth. It just isn't as comfortable.
Al from Taiwan Playing with others DIDG takes to me the complete relaxation to enjoy the sound very much happiness
Al Hepworth from Finland Healing Because of the properties it has and the energy it produces
Alan from United Kingdom Relaxation It helps me isolate the hectic western lifestyle and get back to the earth it also helps with my breathing as I have a lung condition which learning to circular breath has helped my condition quite a lot
Alan from USA Playing with others It's the way I learned and feels most comfortable to me but I'm open to other possibilities...
Anonymous Playing by myself Because no one can interrupt me
Anonymous Playing with others Jam sessions with friends.
Anonymous from USA Relaxation Because I can get lost in the trance of the music and forget the world
Alexander from USA Playing by myself I can just sit and think of new rhythms playing with friends is fun but it sort of stifles my full creative ability.
Allan Klausen from Denmark Playing by myself I don't think I have the skills to play with a band yet
Anders from Denmark Playing by myself I don't own one yet but I have always been fascinate by them I never really had the opportunity to buy one until now and I worked too hard for too long winch result in me being unemployed but it also gives me time to learn how to play a didj.
Anonymous Playing by myself I am a violinist who picked up my first didj in Alice Springs while on leave from doing an airplane test. Violin is my principal instrument and demands much practice; the didj does too...but it is much more fun to play.
Andreas Kreischer from Canada Relaxation The relaxing qualities plus as a sound blanket under the drums or just to get people dancing it just grabs you...
Andrew from USA Playing by myself I don't really have a favorite way of playing -
Anonymous Relaxation Circular Breathing is great for my health and the sound of didj is relaxing for my mind Nothing sounds as relaxing as 10-15 mins on the didj
Anna Lisa from USA Playing by myself It makes me happy.
Anonymous Relaxation I currently do not play one but when one can relax one can heal..
Antoine from Colombia Relaxation Agitated life in Colombia need the relaxation at the end of the hectic day!
Arun from New Zealand Relaxation Because I get a steady deep controlled breathing and the sound-thought-mind harmonises with the body and the surroundings.
Audrey Wong from USA Relaxation Relaxation
Anonymous Relaxation Because playing after hard work is relaxing for me
Barney from USA Relaxation Often I play for 5 to 10 minutes shortly before I go to sleep. Having read the articles on the benefits of didj playing for sleep apnea I feel playing has helped to greatly reduce my snoring. Also feel the vibration and rhythm are a great influence on calming me for rest.
Barry Williams from USA Playing with others My kids love the instrument
Anonymous from Netherlands Playing by myself First and foremost I enjoy playing the didge and I like to explore its sound and once I feel comfortable with what I can do I use it for groups and also group meditation.
Bart from Belgium Playing by myself If you don't play with the head or with a plan you create healing sounds for yourself
Bernard from USA Performance or recording I love the special sonic signature of the Didge and I feel it should be shared
Betsy from USA Playing with others I love to make music with others pooling our passion to create beautiful harmonies of love.
Bill Lockett from USA Playing by myself Very relaxing. relieves the stress of everyday life.
Bobby from USA Playing by myself I can get the best sound and produce the best circular breathing.
Brenda Rodriguez from USA Playing by myself Take a break and focus on breathing and the sound
Anonymous Playing by myself It relaxes me.
Brock from USA Relaxation An escape from real life..
Bronislav from Czech Republic Healing Mám nejaké zdravotní potíže
Anonymous Playing by myself Enjoy making music
Byron from USA Meditation I have always been looking for something that you get so into you lose track of time.
Cam Maclean from Canada Relaxation Internal focus
Cameron from USA Playing by myself Showing people what a generally cool instrument it is.
Carl Martinez from USA Relaxation In alaska winter is a good time to play. And fills up the silent open spaces.
Carl from USA Meditation It makes me feel at ease and relaxed.
Anonymous from USA Playing by myself Its fun! I've loved the sound since I first heard it and now get to hear it as much as I want!
Anonymous from USA Meditation To me playing the didj is my way of mellowing out. I used to have one but broke when my house got broken into and have been without for about a year
Chelsea Axelsson from USA Meditation In a world where it is difficult to quiet your mind enough to meditate the didj allows my body to flow while my mind can be quiet.
Anonymous Healing Its sound vibration is a gift in healing
Chris Bailey from New Zealand Relaxation Because I feel that I can zone out when I play and it helps me to relax especially after a long day.
Chris Miller from USA Relaxation I suffered a motorcycle accident and have major nerve damage @ the spine and suffer sever pain.It helps me relax and relax my nerves.Plus I suffer from sleep apnea and its truly helping me there also.
Chris from USA Relaxation BEcause I haven't gotten good enough to try performing with it
Anonymous from USA Relaxation I find it soothing and relaxing to play and it helps to relieve stress.
Anonymous from India Playing with others Mostly I play alone because there are not so many people to play with here in India. But I do like to play with others its very motivating and a lot of things happen which no one expected to happen. Nice.
Christopher from USA Relaxation After a long day at work I like to just sit and let all my stress go away with the sound of the didj and depending on my mood it can be a fast or long slow drawls that I just sit and listen to for hours
Christopher from United Kingdom Playing by myself A chance to be alone
Christopher from USA Playing by myself I enjoy the feeling I get when I play and I enjoy meditation.
Anonymous Relaxation Its great for relaxation after a hard day I use it for studio recordings
Cindy from USA Meditation I combine my practice with Qi Gong and move energy in conjunction with the sounds from the didge across my body into specific regions.
Cliff from USA Healing I have sleep apnea
Clint Beedy from USA Meditation Playing for me only gets better when I stop using my mind as much. I love to see the progression of rhythms from the time I start to when I stop.
Cody Anderson from USA Playing by myself My abilities are limited so playing by myself is more rewarding than playing with others. Being interactive with such a soothing powerful sound brings me great stress relief.
Conor Jones from USA Meditation I already meditate regularly but the didj takes me to a different place entirely mentally physically and spiritually
Craig Coussins from United Kingdom Performance or recording Relaxation
Anonymous Relaxation I like to relax and decrease my snoring
Dan from USA Relaxation It's just fun. I don't know why. I'm just intrigued by it.
Dan Lombardo from USA Relaxation Because the drone has the ability to center and focus my mind. I feel like I reverberate the frequency of the didj that I am playing so I am rebalanced to natural harmony:)
Dan Schmidt from Canada Meditation When I play in the forest there is no separation between me and the sound and that feels good. The mind is off the senses are on.
Dana from USA Meditation Eases my troubled mind. better than therapy
Anonymous from Canada Playing by myself To clear my mind
Daniel Johnson from USA Playing by myself Meditation
Daniel from Us Minor Outlying Islands Playing by myself In my area I get ridiculed for breaking the boundaries of the accepted instruments. However playing the didge allows me to vent my frustration and relax as well as enjoy a good jam with the people that are my real friends.
Daniel from USA Playing with others Nothing like the feeling when a jam works
Anonymous from USA Playing by myself Its just so calming and enjoyable to do. Its got a great sound that takes me away to a different place on earth that's nothing like where I am when I play or anywhere I've ever been before.
Daniel Niles from United Arab Emirates Playing by myself I'm still new at the didj so I like to find the different sounds and try new techniques and form.
Daniel from Germany Relaxation Breathing
Daran Wallman from Canada Meditation With the circular breathing and sounding vocal mantras ect. it is very centering and healing
Darren from Australia Playing by myself I get embarrassed playing in front of other people
Dave from Australia Playing by myself Satisfying
Anonymous Relaxation It lets my mind relax
David from USA Relaxation The few times I played was just fun
David from United Kingdom Relaxation Playing didge allows me to relax completely the act of diaphragmatic breathing has the affect of slowing down the body and also the mind which allows one to release tension and bring balance.
David from United Kingdom Playing by myself Relaxation meditation
Anonymous Playing by myself I think it is most expressive in the videos I've seen of aboriginal masters.
David Lucena from Brazil Playing by myself Just feel the sound!
David from USA Relaxation Playing instruments for fun is always relaxing. I minor in Oboe performance in college and because of the nature of having to practice long hours to achieve seeming perfection for a concert it is nice to be able to sit down with my trombone or saxophone or my friend's didj and be able to just do what comes naturally without having to worry about being judged critically. I find it a great method of relaxation.
David from United Kingdom Relaxation Er because its relaxing?:)
Anonymous from USA Meditation OMG - this year has been AMAZING. Since I picked it up - I feel Better!!! Everything is just More. More like Spring More like Winter Summer & Fall. More like things that reminded me of - when I was a kid - sounds smells memories. I am more patient with Everything!!! It's like a Soul Drug. It makes me happy inside out. That's why 1st meditation then found by accident that it was healing me and now I'm a happy camper when it's me and my didj
Anonymous Playing with others It challenges me to play better and is enjoyable at the same time.
Derek from Canada Meditation I find that playing lifts stress and help maintain good cardio. It also helps with my Asthma.
Des Holmes from United Kingdom Playing by myself Relaxation
Dominic Tozier from USA Playing by myself Because I enjoy practicing alone!
Donald from USA Relaxation It just removes all conflict and clears my mind.
Doug from Australia Relaxation I escape the world around me when playing
Douglas from USA Healing The vibes just feel better that way
Dustin from USA Meditation Because the didj is a beautiful thing that can be used to get away from it all and go on an inward journey to explore yourself.
Ed Huntley from USA Playing by myself I wish my skills were better
Ed Olson from USA Relaxation It allows me to break away from daily life and reality and spend some with myself and nature.
Eddy from Australia Playing by myself Just a very peaceful instrument to use.
Emily Jones from USA Performance or recording I am a musician so playing for performance or recording is my favorite because I love the sound of the instrument in my compositions. In meditation and in healing it is a favorite purely because of the relationship between breath and sound vibrations being created out of an organic instrument to move one's soul and to heal one's body with such earth and wind energy.
Eric from Canada Meditation Playing the Didj to me is like chanting and it brings me to deep meditative state quickly and powerfully.
Eric Proulx from USA Meditation I can play for hours while meditating. It gives me the deepest feeling of relaxation and center.
Erica from USA Playing by myself I have loved music all my life and I enjoy experimenting with new instruments.
Erik from USA Performance or recording Something about the energy of performing with my mates is intoxicating; I often find myself lost in the beat and the connectedness of our music with one another while we do so. As a bonus other people can experience it when we perform.
Anonymous Playing by myself I am a beginner
Ewoud from Netherlands Antilles Relaxation Playing gives me peace and energy. When I am tired I play and become relaxed again
Fábio Augusto from Brazil Playing with others Witch friends
Francois from South Africa Meditation I've always been interested in meditation and the sound it makes is perfect for it as well as the breath work and vibrations. After two minutes of play I get to where it takes me 30 minutes of meditation to get to.
Fred Ashplant from USA Relaxation I generally play in the evening. It relieves me of the stress of the day and relaxes me. I enjoy putting on a jazz or reggae CD and playing along with it.
Fred from Netherlands Playing by myself To find some rest in a fast world
Anonymous from Brazil Meditation I think it can help you concentrate on your thoughts. And the way the sound involves you is enough to get you in a very introspective mood
Gary from Canada Playing by myself When playing like when I run I get into a state of mind that allows me to drift off and relax. I call it "going theta".
Gary Niki from USA Healing Using in Shamanic healing work...
Gary Siegle from USA Other I am learning how to play but have not quite mastered making the drone. I also find it difficult to use my cheeks to blow out air without engaging my lungs. I have really bad apnea and have worn a CPAP for almost two years when sleeping.
Gary from USA Relaxation After a day of work I enjoy the challenge of trying to learn the different techniques of didj playing
Glen Bzdel from Canada Meditation It isn't an instrument native to Canada
Gonzalo Gregori from China (pr) Meditation It gives me peace
Goran from Croatia/Hrvatska Playing by myself It relaxes my body and soul. It made me stop thinking and connects me to my inner flow.
Grady Karp from USA Playing by myself Keeps me calm
Graham Monteith from USA Playing by myself Because the didge is an instrument and instruments are made for enjoyment.
Greg from USA Meditation Using the didj for meditation brings myself into a tranquil place that is harmonious to my surroundings because I am typically outside. In the midst of all of this everything is harmonious and at peace with one another. Here is where I find myself and my surroundings coming together and meeting in a wonderful spiritual place that is untouched by time and man.
Guido Cifali from Australia Meditation The instrument and what it represents. Both factors are conducive to the way I favour.
Hans Eirik from Norway Playing by myself It's relaxing and make's you dream in your head
Hans from Netherlands Playing by myself When I am tired of the speed of city life I can come down whit my didj.
Anonymous from Mexico Playing by myself I am learning
Howard Williamson from USA Playing by myself I'm really not good enough to join with others even though I've been playing for 10 years - but mostly off. I've recently started again and hope to become better.
Anonymous Meditation It gives me a feeling inner peace knowing that I can make a sound using a very basic instrument
Hugo from United Kingdom Playing by myself Such a great sound!
Ian from Canada Playing by myself Still learning how to play
Anonymous from Australia Relaxation Not really a favourite just the only one that happens
Isabelle from France Playing by myself I'm still learning how to manage successfully circular breathe
Israel from Spain Playing by myself Playing by myself because I'm very shy meditation because when I play it my mind goes to other places and healing because when my mind is going crazy its sound calms it and its very good for my lungs because I'm commercial diver-scuba instructor.
J from Australia Playing by myself Because I enjoy it especially when attempting to mimic different animal sounds.
Anonymous Performance or recording Bassline
Jacob from USA Playing by myself I can experiment and constantly improve the range of sounds I can make with the didgeridoo.
Jake from USA Relaxation When I play the didj I like to focus on what's going on in my mind and try to release it through the didj to relax.
Jake from USA Playing by myself Just to chill
James from USA Playing by myself I seem to get a better sound and it's easier to play
Anonymous Playing by myself Hobby
James from Ireland Playing by myself I like to practice different sounds and rhythms and listen to various tutorials on the internet in order to improve (and hopefully master circular breathing one day!)
James Miller from USA Meditation I haven't found a favorite as I don't like plastic PVC types. Don't have any equipment nor the knowledge of making a decent didgeridoo.
Jamie from USA Relaxation Simplistic and easy way to calm myself. Excellent for drawing to a close a session of meditation. Helps with breathing and sleeping.
Jason from Canada Relaxation I just like it.
Jason from USA Playing by myself Practice
Anonymous Relaxation I'm really just now learning to play. I practice daily. Circular breathing is tough. That's what I'm working on now.
Jeff from USA Playing by myself Sound healing talking to the Earth
Jeff from USA Healing Sleep apnea
Jeremy from USA Playing by myself I prefer to play my didjerdidoo by myself for purposes of relaxation and meditation. The sound is so soothing it cradles the mind into a serene state of relaxation which I find particularly unique to Didgeridoo playing.
Anonymous Meditation It resonates with my spirit.
Jeshurun from USA Playing by myself It's very unique among instruments. There is something special about the connection between your physical and figurative breath that goes into the instrument and comes back into you. Yes it literally resonates but it feels like it can resonate within your chest at times. it's a novel sensation.
Jessica Wilson from Canada Healing Sacred intention and focus and medicine are very important to me in music and creativity and life
Jim from USA Relaxation I'm not a good player but the sound relaxes me.
Jim from USA Relaxation When I play my Didj it makes me feel good and helps me relax as I concentrate on making pleasing sounds and vocalizations with it.
Anonymous from USA Playing by myself I don't think anyone else would want to hear me play:P [OUR COMMENT: try and allow yourself to be surprised:-)]
Joe from USA Meditation I am thinking that the didj will help me with sleep apnea by relaxing the throat to allow more air to flow.
Joe from USA Playing by myself Fun
Johan Pot from Netherlands Playing with others Playing the didge gives me a peaceful feeling sets me at rest.
Anonymous Other Until I can get a real didj it is useful to practice with
Anonymous Meditation Changes awareness even more effectively than a drum. And this using only the recorded sound.
John Davis from USA Meditation Alters my state of mind
Anonymous Other Just bought it
Anonymous Meditation Not accomplished enough to play with others but can make a few good sounds
John from USA Relaxation I also play a shofar and I only use the left side of my mouth so I am more used to playing from the left side. I really don't call what I do with the didj playing. I make fair sounding sounds but can not circular breathe
Anonymous Meditation Because it has a big sound
John from USA Playing with others Meditation and healing
Anonymous Playing by myself Just learning and having fun.
Jonathan from Australia Playing by myself I prefer to sit somewhere quiet by myself and blow away for a while I find it very relaxing.
Jordi Garcia Martinez from Spain Meditation Meditation. play in a band
Jorge Alberto from Mexico Playing by myself Because the sound of didj is beautifully the vibration in my medical practice make the persons feel better.
Josef from New Zealand Playing by myself Freestyle and creative. A very good way to relax and get into a meditative stage.
Joseph Carringer from USA Healing Either in therapeutically or musically helping people to find their direct connection back to their ancient and primal natural rhythms
Josh Snyder from USA Meditation Discovered the sound while living in Hawaii and wanted one. My parents are buying me the one I ordered for christmas this year. I will take it back to Hawaii with me.
Anonymous Playing by myself I don't know anybody else who owns a didge to play alongside with.
Julio Peña from Paraguay Playing by myself I use the didg to connect myself with the thing I want to. Can be other persons beings.
Justin Castillo from USA Other Unsure
Anonymous from Australia Meditation I practice an school of meditation know as Sahaja Yoga. I can feel the sound of Didj working on the Chakras in the body. Helps me clear my Chakras before meditation.
Katarina from Serbia Playing by myself Best way to relax
Kate from USA Playing by myself N/a
Kathleen Byham from USA Healing Because I suffer from anxiety and depression I feel using the didj in this manner is very beneficial. I also want to become a more proficient player and drone more beautifully.
Keenan Leonard-solis from USA Playing by myself For me the didj is an outlet. It is a means of relaxation and getting in touch with my spirit and the natural world around me. Playing the didj is an opportunity to tune out the hustle-and-bustle of daily life and instead focus on myself and my own health and well being. In my life I spend a lot of time taking care of others [I work as an on-call Firefighter/First Responder for my town] and it is easy for me to forget to take care of myself. The didj allows me to go off on my own and block out all worries and other concerns--until I feel refreshed and ready to take on a new day.
Keith from USA Playing with others Joining friends and putting together a good sound.
Keith from Ireland Playing by myself Trying to learn
Ken Hrycyk from Canada Relaxation Its the only instrument I've learned to play and its one I want to play.
Anonymous from Sweden Other I first visited Australia for 10 years ago but at the time I didn't buy one.....The thought of that has haunted me in a way.....so in the future we must see what I'm gonna use it for
Kenneth from Australia Playing by myself It's how I unwind. I's a lot more versatile an instrument than I've ever realised and the possibilities on it are seemingly endless. I will never be satisfied with my playing because there is so much to learn and that's they way I like it. Plus I'm asian and it really makes people do a double take when they see me play one!
Kevin D Babiuk from USA Meditation It is easy to get lost in the hypnotic rhythms of the music. I can block out the distractions.
Anonymous Meditation It drowns out a lot of other things that creep up into my mind.
Kirsten from USA Relaxation I feel like I can re-boot my mind rejuvenate mySelf.
Kok Koh Ho from Singapore Relaxation Make music.
Kyle from USA Relaxation It reminds me to breath to be conscious to stop thinking just in spoken language
Laura from USA Other Actually my son is the musician on this instrument.
Anonymous from Canada Playing with others I love to see peoples reactions and I love trying to teach them how to make the sound
Lauren from USA Playing by myself The didj I believe a way to bring people together to interact and relax and meditate.
Laurent from Switzerland Playing by myself It's the way I found to communicate with myself
Levi from USA Playing with others Primarily for the enjoyment of playing with other musicians. It is still quite an uncommon instrument in my circles.
Liam from Australia Relaxation I absolutely just love listening to the sound of the didj. It is so comforting.
Lourenco from Brazil Meditation The sound is delicious echoing the soul.
Luca from Italy Relaxation Unconventional relaxing sound
Anonymous from Argentina Playing with others I love playing with other Didjes is one of the most relaxing music I know and I can play.
Luis from Portugal Playing by myself Because I can almost feel something coming up from the ground traveling through my chest and coming out the didge
Luke from Canada Playing with others I was on a worship team in my church and I played it. It was just so much fun and just great. And I love playing around with it making different sounds and recording the sound. ITs great
Anonymous Playing by myself Sitting with a whiskey after a long day at work and just breathing through my devil didj
Manuel from China (pr) Playing by myself Play the didj myself is the more relaxing and meditating way for me I don't have to pay attention to the playing of other instruments.
Manuel from Germany Relaxation Just enjoying to play and feel the vibrations in my body
Anonymous Meditation For me it is like a mantra able to heal
Margaret from USA Playing by myself When I have had a didj this was most available. I had not considered healing but considering the use cats put purring to should try it.
Anonymous Meditation Playing the didj puts me in an altered state and it does it rather quickly.
Anonymous Relaxation Releasing stress tuning in to intuition
Mario Bortoli from Italy Healing I hope to strengthen the muscles of my throat to tackle sleep apnea
Mark Galvin from USA Relaxation To reduce sleep apnea.
Mark Leipfert from USA Playing by myself I play by myself because I feel more comfortable and I can relax and experiment with sounds.
Mark from USA Playing with others I learned from a group of friends and it's a source of bonding and fun.
Anonymous Playing by myself Because I am fascinated by the possibilities of the instrument
Mateus Zica from Brazil Relaxation The sound helps me relax or meditate. Its Great
Matias from Argentina Meditation I can't play that well to perform in front of others. Otherwise I would do it.
Anonymous Playing by myself I love the base noise it creates
Matt from USA Performance or recording I like to entertain others around the campfire on trips.
Matt Meers from USA Playing by myself The express my inner most musical self the most authentic unaltered part of me.
Matt from USA Healing I can speak words into the didge more clearly
Matt Stanford from Australia Healing Cause I can get a few notes instead of one out of it
Maximiliano from Argentina Playing by myself I like connect with didj sound because the sound leads to connect with earth and universe.
Michael Benner from USA Relaxation Because it is so uniquely effect at creating deep relaxation.
Michael from USA Relaxation Takes me away from day to day stresses and thoughts. Its feeling is most relaxing. Gives my mind a rest.
Michael from USA Playing by myself Just like the sound. Not good enough yet to play for other reasons.
Michael from Germany Playing by myself I like to find tones rhythms trying out weird sounds.
Anonymous from USA Playing by myself I love the sound and I love to experiment with new instruments
Mike from Netherlands Playing by myself I like the instrument and my life is not suited to be more of a musician. (Two little kids around)
Mike from United Kingdom Playing by myself It helps to ease the stresses and tensions that crop up in life.
Mike from USA Meditation I teach guided meditation using a Tibetan bowl as a sound focus. But I find for my personal use the deep body vibration and droning tone helps me meditate. Connects me to the Earth.
Mike from USA Meditation I amplifies my toning
Milos from Slovakia Playing by myself I like the sound and feeling by playing
Anonymous from USA Playing by myself I'm a very musical person; playing the didj allows me a casual easy way to play around with rhythms when I feel the need to make some music.
Nathan from USA Relaxation I love playing around other people because it gets them interested in the instrument. I also enjoy teaching others to play it. I used to have 7 didgeridoos but I gave one away to a friend of mine whom I had taught to play.
Nathaniel Curtis from USA Performance or recording It combines all the other uses.
Neil from Australia Playing by myself It makes me happy and warm. I feel relaxed I feel free and creative.
Neil Gee from USA Playing by myself It's fun and entertaining.
Neil from United Kingdom Playing by myself I just enjoying playing and practicing and trying to get good!
Nicholas Pottle from United Kingdom Playing by myself It is so relaxing
Anonymous from USA Relaxation I only get to play with others when a friend of mine is in town or during the summer if there a some cool travelers in town
Anonymous Playing by myself I love the sound and to know that I am making that sound
Nick Mikrikov from USA Playing with others I enjoy spreading music sharing music.. for through music family values are learned.. the values the ancients left uncarved in stone or unwritten on bark or paper but for us to learn through sound. the coming together of the masses for an (ab)original purpose
Anonymous from Australia Playing by myself I enjoy it
Omar L. De La Tejera from Mexico Playing by myself It remembers me who I am
Owen Mccall from Canada Playing by myself Can't really say. I have never played the didj with others but I'm sure I would enjoy doing that. So far I have been totally satisfied to just play by myself.
Paleki Phaphapeuneua from Canada Healing I am a spiritual healer and artist so many of my clients prefer the sound of the didj as it allows them to reconnect with the heart beat of the mother.
Patricia from USA Playing by myself It speaks to my heart... it hits me in an organic heart-centered healing manner that is beyond words
Patrick from USA Playing by myself Playing reduces stress.
Patrick from Puerto Rico Playing by myself I mostly play jazz music and have yet to find a concrete application for the didj in my music. As soon as I do I'm going to love playin' along with others.
Patrick from Australia Healing Self for self meditation. Self healing. Other people Healings. Showing & Teaching people how to play.
Anonymous Relaxation Cela me permet de rester zen
Patrick from USA Other My favorite is to play for fun then relaxation and thirdly for meditation. these are my favorites because I feel if I play for these reasons it will always heal my soul and its more fun and better when I play with others.
Paul Gristwood from United Kingdom Relaxation I find the tone steady and relaxing a good vibration to help to focus on open eye meditation and it slows the breathing from shallow breathing to a slower more healthy breathing pace...
Paul from USA Playing with others I really enjoy sharing the sound of the didgeridoo with others especially those that are not familiar with it or have never heard of it.
Pavel from Canada Relaxation Because whenever I feel depressed it brings my spirit into the sky!
Pedro from Spain Playing with others The sense of community involved and created by playing didj with others. Others may mean "alone with others".
Per from Sweden Playing by myself Playing by myself lets me lear and improve my skills and I really want to get better:-)
Peter Kraan from South Africa Relaxation Escape the hectic of modern life
Anonymous from USA Playing with others For group meditation healing for accompaniment to yoga or meditation classes/groups.
Anonymous from United Kingdom Relaxation I got bored of meditation/relaxation without a Didgeridoo.
Petri from Finland Playing with others Music is to be shared
Piergiorgio Fiorucci from Italy Meditation Good way to no think with controll...stay there...stay away too
Pierre-luc from Canada Relaxation Cause I like to play didjeridoo when I'm stressed or preoccupied by something heavy; the didjeridoo help me to think about nothing at all but rhythm music and relaxation.. Also a great way to relax in groups with friends.
Anonymous from Australia Playing by myself I like to find new sound but my lip swells quickly and I have to leave it to settle. So a short session in the bathroom with the good acoustic is most fun for me.
Rene from Netherlands Meditation The shutting out the other things part
Anonymous from USA Other I am a beginner and my trying to learn to play the didgeridoo and to learn to circular breathe.
Richard Appleton from USA Playing by myself It pulls me out of reality and send me to a peas full land.
Richard Crow from United Kingdom Playing with others It is my favourite use of the didj because it gives me an enormous sense of well being and a sense of one-ness with both the people around me and our surroundings.
Richard Hinkel from Us Minor Outlying Islands Meditation Oneness is the root of all Being
Richard from USA Relaxation The drone just relaxes me
Richard from USA Relaxation I can't play well because I don't have one that sounds right. I don't know if the one I made is making me pick up bad habits.
Richard from United Kingdom Meditation I find the didge's resonance incredibly grounding with a totally natural and awesome power.
Anonymous Playing by myself Relaxing escape experimentation
Rob from USA Performance or recording There is nothing like the sound of a didge rolling out over an audience twining with other instruments and singers. I feel a great connection with both the other players and the audience when I play.
Robbie Orth from USA Meditation The way the sound helps my mind slow down can't be done with other instruments
Roberto Mojica from Puerto Rico Performance or recording Unique sound
Robin Dark from United Kingdom Playing by myself Fun
Rod from USA Relaxation To calm down after anything stressful.
Anonymous from France Meditation Meditation
Anonymous from USA Healing Only possible use
Ron from USA Playing by myself I enjoy meditation and use of sound therapy to obtain higher states of meditation.
Rual from USA Relaxation It is just relaxing to me to get lost in the didj.
Ruben Dewulf from Belgium Healing Because I do creative therapy with people sound healing... I love help people in their helping questions. relaxation heal their process where they are into and so on...
Anonymous Meditation Control.
Russell Menezes from India Relaxation It sooths the mind
Russell Sherman from USA Playing by myself I am a beginner looking to get better so I play by myself mostly for now
Anonymous Meditation Playing the didj for meditation is a powerful way to bring one's awareness inward beyond the point of the breath but to where you are the witness to music playing itself. It is a wonderful experience to lose your identification with the body.
Safaa from USA Relaxation It really helps me relax.
Sam from United Kingdom Playing by myself Its fun and interesting making new sounds and finding new uses
Anonymous Playing by myself I like to play by myself because of the intimacy that create the vibration of the instrument but I guess it's just an illusion as I mostly play outside or with people not far and I like to observe the changes occuring at the time I play.
Anonymous Playing by myself Memorize of visit to oz
Anonymous from France Playing by myself Excusez moi je suis française et mon anglais n'est pas très bon ni la traduction je n'ai pas compris la question........mais si on me demande pourquoi le didge est mon instrument préféré?............je dirais qu'avec un peu d'entrainement et de technique on peut souffler dans notre didge le meilleur de nous même iln'y arien d'imposer il suffit de se laisser aller à soi-même notre essence même personnelle.........
Anonymous Healing It's just something in my belly... I know this is my best and most respectful way to use the didge
Scot Magnuson from USA Meditation Hard to put into words. it naturally heals by improving breathing and calming spirit. Through this practice the mind is healthier. This transfers to the body and brings a sense of peace. This is healthy for oneself as for others as we radiate our senses.
Scott Estrich from Australia Playing with others Playing didj creates a magical and positive energy for both listeners and other musicians.
Sean from New Zealand Relaxation I find that once I start playing all the stress seems too fade away and after I finish I am totally relaxed
Sean from USA Meditation Didn't know I should be playing any other way - just started
Sean from USA Playing by myself These things are what I like to use it for because it brings the most out of the instrument and helps clear my head as well as free my ears from distractions.
Anonymous Playing by myself For a better resonance face to my mouth
Sergio Gonzalez from Mexico Playing with others Because I think is the best play with another instruments and friends record it and share this sounds to the people for enjoy!and I enjoy it too enjoy a relaxation healing time playing didj.
Sergio from Colombia Playing with others Making music creating atmospheres
Seth from USA Playing by myself I would like to get to the skill level of playing with other instruments but until then I practice on my own (sometimes with a CD playing) to get better at breathing and rhythms.
Shawn from USA Playing with others It brings friends together
Anonymous from Israel Playing by myself I have tried many daily routines to start my day with and was never able to stick to any of them for long- While playing the didge comes naturally to me and is enjoyable and lifting. Also it very dynamic and progressive by learning about didge playing everyday I learn more about myself and my place in the world.
Anonymous from USA I can't play Would love to learn to play
Stefan from USA Playing with others Jam sessions are great and the didj just makes them greater
Anonymous from Chile Meditation Cus playing the didj makes me think clearly. And its make conscious of all my body.
Anonymous from Germany Other I'm still learning
Steffen from Germany Relaxation It frees me from the stress.
Steve from USA Playing by myself I am a musician and I would like To get good at the didge so I can include it in performances.
Steve from USA Meditation It takes me to a place where I am in more of a connection with the outside self. the oneness. it is a connection with nature and the earth.
Stewart from USA Playing by myself Remember the first time you tried to play a didge and had some success? That's why! I feel that delight every time I play.
Anonymous from Australia Meditation It gives me a feeling of connection to country I guess.
Taylor from USA Playing by myself Because it's awesome! The sound that comes out is incredible... I love the depth to it. Feels like I'm going back in time when I play the didj. I also play more by myself because I don't fully feel comfortable playing with other people regularly yet.
Anonymous Playing by myself I'm not very good so I hesitate to play with others...meditation...the vibration and breathing take me inward and reaches my spirit for a powerful connection. Healing...I utilize sound for healing (of myself and others) including Crystal Singing Bowls drum flute.
Telfair Leimbach from USA Relaxation The didj requires breath control and that brings into play all of the above.
Thom from USA Playing by myself This instrument allows me to learn how to stop taking breaths in my mind. To live in a continuous moment.
Thomas from USA Relaxation The sound gets me calm and centered it is very spiritual to me
Thomas from Germany Playing by myself I like to experiment with the different sounds and after all I'm still a beginner too and don't want to "terrorize" my environment - especially my girlfriend;) to often
Anonymous from USA Playing by myself Life has gotten stressful. I used to play a lot and now that I don't I can really appreciate it when I do play... very good feeling to have everything but that sound and vibration disappear
Thomas Workman from USA Performance or recording I like how people are moved
Anonymous from Australia Playing by myself Very relaxing sound
Tim from Japan Playing by myself I'm still a beginner so play by myself. It relaxes me and I hope to play with others soon.
Anonymous from USA Playing by myself Too new to the didj to do more than I am at the present
Timothy Gatehouse from Us Minor Outlying Islands Other I am not yet sure about my preferred method of play but I'm sure that I'll find it once I get playing!
Todd from Australia Playing by myself I just enjoy playing. I don't have anyone to play along with but I don't mind.
Anonymous Playing by myself It helps me feel good.
Anonymous Healing I play most often while I'm soaking my arthritic bones in the bath of all places. Very beneficial too is the opening of my lungs in the moist environment.
Tom from United Kingdom Meditation I find the didj for me the perfect instrument to help me unwind. In modern western society there is little place for true tranquility so you have to create your own. When playing other sounds (including your own busy thinking) are drowned out and your focus is solely on the didj. This simple minded focus is perfect for meditation relaxation and so healing.
Tomas from Poland Playing by myself The music flows through me comes from my inside there is nothing but me and my didj...
Tony Kubiak from USA Playing by myself The didj alters mind and body in preparation for myriad life activities. I use it for its own sake but also to prepare my mind and body for living.
Tony Miller from USA Relaxation Helps control my breathing inner well-being calms me allows me to think more rationally and seems to connect me to some cosmic energy. That "link" feels good all over.
Anonymous Relaxation Cela me libére on ne pensse plus a rien quand on joue seulement a la botée du son. c'est comme un raprochement avec la nature. Comme ci les élément naturels pouvaient entendre le son.
Troy from USA Relaxation Just a great way to wind down after a day at the hospital
Vance Blow from USA Playing by myself I just love to zone out and go into my happy place.
Anonymous Playing by myself Just to relax listen to the sound and it's vibration.
Anonymous from USA Playing by myself I love to feel the vibrations of didj through my head. Its a very unique sensation as is the sound.
Vitezslav Svec from Czech Republic Playing by myself I enjoy experimenting with sound hearing and using different kinds of sounds and instruments.
Anonymous Relaxation Helps to calm me...
Wil Rikken from Belgium Relaxation When I come home from work stressed and still "on the job" I like to play the didge to forget my day and start relaxed the evening or even a new day in the morning.
Wilder Betancourth from Colombia Playing by myself The sound is pure and beautiful is like GOD talks..... and we be listen careful
Wilhelm from USA Relaxation Some people play video games others exercise their bodies. I find relaxing my mind (through the Didj) is the best way to achieve full relaxation and helps me melt the frustrations of the day away.
Xavier Bellay from France Playing by myself I find myself deeply
Anonymous from Canada Relaxation Because no matter why I want to play when it starts to vibrate it enters trough my full body recenters me on life and makes me relax peaceful. Even if I just want to play for fun it often ends as a relaxation!
Anonymous Playing by myself Playing alone in the dark for several hours
Yves from Canada Other It makes me feel good

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