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or didj·er·i·doo (dĭj′ə-rē-do͞o′, dĭj′ə-rē-do͞o′)
n. pl. didg·er·i·doos or didj·er·i·doos
A musical instrument of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia, consisting of a long hollow branch or stick that makes a deep drone when blown into while vibrating the lips.

[Imitative of its sound.]


(Instruments) music a deep-toned native Australian wind instrument made from a long hollowed-out piece of wood
[C20: imitative of its sound]


(ˌdɪdʒ ə riˈdu, ˈdɪdʒ ə riˌdu)
n., pl. -doos.
a musical instrument of Australian Aborigines made from a long wooden tube that is blown into to create a low drone.
[1915–20; < an Aboriginal language of N Australia]
bambusová píšťala
ausztrál õslakók fából készült kürtjedidgeridoo
bambusová píšťala


[ˌdɪdʒəriˈduː] n (= instrument) → didgeridoo m
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An Aboriginal individual or group such as the Yolngu may give (or deny) their 'permission' or express an 'opinion' on uses of the didjeridu, but this does not mean they have the right to speak on behalf of anyone else.
We move on to learn through Gula about the complementary and contrasting relations of melodies of the didjeridu, the melodies of the songman who sits beside him, and the tempo generated by the tapping sticks.
Ryan lists the taxonomical names of popular gum-leaf and didjeridu trees, while Travis Stimeling provides YouTube links to advertisements mentioned in his chapter "Music, Television Advertising, and the Green Positioning of the Global Energy Industry.
Forced to rely on recordings containing fluctuating speeds made elsewhere in Arnhem Land and not by Mountford, the Hills produced compositions featuring Western instruments simulating didjeridu and clap-sticks, changes to the original melody speed and the addition of metre, key changes and instrumentation.
Widely regarded as one of the pioneering innovators in the modern world of the didj (aka the didge, didjeridu or didgeridoo), he was a founder of the groups Trance Mission, Lights in a Fat City, Beasts of Paradise and Furious Pig.
It is interesting to reflect that in spite of its significant exposure on the Internet the qeej has not followed the trajectory of its fellow aerophones, the Japanese bamboo flute shakuhachi and the Indigenous Australian didjeridu, on the voyage into the realms of the "world music" scene.
The band plays a wide range of instruments from hurdy-gurdy, which is Quentin's province, plus Hammer dulcimer (Amanda's territory), vocals, cittern, bag-pipes, shawm, kit drums, bass, percussion and didjeridu.
Teachers (n=58) attending the workshop trialled the activities, learned the songs, engaged with circular breathing and tongue talking for didjeridu playing and were introduced to a range of websites.
The Quest for a "Magical Island": The Convergence of the Didjeridu, Aboriginal Culture, Healing and Cultural Politics in New Age Discourse.
Rechristened the Himalayan Didgeridoo, this instrument of Down Under also known as Didjeridu or Didgeis, one of the most popular of variety of musical gadgets made by an artisan named Mukesh Dhiman.
The article on Didjeridu is a fine example of the use of a true expert and practitioner of the art, Mr.
Gasparyan's duduk, taking the role of the optional didjeridu in Sculthorpe's Eleventh Quartet, was simply inaudible against the strings.