|Didj Box and Didj Flute - the Voice of the Earth in a compact Wooden Work of Art & Sound. Just add your Breath!
|lightweight - compact - durable|
|Presently we stock the following items:
Didj Box Type "Obelisk":
Didj Box Type "Traveler":
Didj Flute Type "Obelisk":
Didj Boxes 'Obelisk', 'Traveler' and Didj Flute
Designed for camping, backpacking, hiking, travelling etc. Basically for whenever and wherever the avid didgeridoo player wants and needs to play, which is often and everywhere. These durable drone-makers will delight every didge player from beginner to professional. The Didj Box is not intended to replace the traditional straight didgeridoo but as a very portable, personal, playable work of art and sound. And they sound fantastic - you will be surprised!
This instrument has unlimited possibilities for playing, an entire new sound just waiting to be discovered! They work exceptionally well and the holes do hardly detract from the sound quality!
Generally, didj flutes are tuned to 'C' Major, with all holes covered it plays a right on middle 'C', first hole ascending uncovered plays 'D', second hole 'E', third hole 'F' and forth hole uncovered is a 'G'. To our knowledge nobody has achieved making a flute hole style Didj before, mostly because nobody could imagine a Didjeridoo that isn't a traditionally shaped straight Didj. You can 'half cover' a hole to produce sharps or flats and you can also play in the tight lipped 'toot' range to play in another octave. You can play a melody on the Didj Box with holes. The sound is similar to a bassoon.
Playing Instructions for Didj Flutes
Finger Position: We recommend using the right hand index finger to cover the 'D' hole and the middle to cover the 'G' hole. Left hand index finger on the 'E' and middle finger on 'F'. Uncover the 'D' first and only and find a clean clear tone. Work up the scale and leave the holes uncovered as you move up then reverse the process playing a descending scale. Each note may require a very slight adjustment in lip tension to achieve tone quality and that is more likely to be noticeable in the higher notes, especially 'G'. You can drop the fundamental 'C' note to play a 'B', 'A', and 'G'. A full octave with a little practice!!! You may want to try blowing a bit harder than usual to achieve the clear tone.