We are exited to announce a special didgeridoo workshop holding by one of the acclaimed and finest Australian’s didgeridoo player Mark Atkins on the 20th of September2016 at Didgeridoo Breath shop in Fremantle (WA).
Mark will be holding an intermediate to advanced didgeridoo workshop on the 20th of September at Didgeridoo Breath in Fremantle. All students should be confident with circular breathing prior to the course. This will be an awesome opportunity to learn from one of the finest didgeridoo player in the Word, develop your own playing style and have a lot of fun. The way Mark is teaching how to play didgeridoo is really unique and will drive you in a new and exiting style to play the didgeridoo with his stunning “wobble” technic which Mark has definitely mastered.
Mark has been performing and running his didgeridoo workshop around the word many years. He is also internationally recognised for his collaborative projects with some of the world’s leading composers and musicians, such as Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Hothouse Flowers, Philip Glass, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the among others.
In 2001 he collaborated with Wurundjeri elder Joy Murphy Wandin and composer Philip Glass in the concert work Voices, performed at the Melbourne Town Hall and New York’s Lincoln Centre. The composition was commissioned by the City of Melbourne to relaunch the Melbourne Town Hall Organ.A descendant of Western Australia’s Yamitji people, as well as of Irish/Australian heritage, Mark is known not only for his mastery playing, but also as a storyteller, composer, percussionist, visual artist and instrument maker.
Mark is also having amazing performance “Kimberly Reflections” on 21st of September, he is touring with “the Narli ensemble” and some of Indigenous artists such as Stephen Pigram, Ashley Oobagooma, Gabriel Nodea and Danny Marr. You can find more info at the www.tura.com.au
EVENT : Mark Atkins Intermediate Didgeridoo Workshop WHERE: Didgeridoo Breath 6 Market Street, Fremantle TIME: 6.00 to 8.00 pm WHEN: 20th of September 2016
Join us here at Didgeridoo Breath this March for an incredible selection of didgeridoo flavoured magic & mystique as we showcase some of your favourites planet’s musical medicine makers…. Mmmmm!
1. SOL-R + KYLE RAVIN + DB CREW
Thursday, 13th of March: 7pm – 10pm
Thursday the 13th of March, will see SOL-R the unique French Gypsy-Groove/Reggae-Ska Freo band sharing their musical medicine with the groovers and shakers that will grace the floors of Didgeridoo Breath.
SOL-R music is inspired by many years of travelling from continent to continent.. True life stories, all original songs written and composed by Bruno Michel, French troubadour multi-instrumentalist now based in Fremantle, WA.Performed by talented local and international musicians on flute, didjeridoo, drums, bass, guitar, xylophone, vocals harmonies with an unique, delicious French touch..!
Kyle Ravin, Illusionist and Master of Ceremonies. Winner of Most outstanding Magician and two time record setter in the Singapore Book Of Records. Multiple Award winning magician and Star of Vasantham’s MAYA.
Blending world class magic and illusion for events with top notch event hosting, Kyle Ravin has been the go to Entertainer and Emcee for numerous corporations Nationwide.
Get ready for a wonderful, uplifting journey which will make your heart vibrate till you feel it in your shoes and jump high on the dance floor! !
2. MATSUMOTO ZOKU
Friday, 21st of March: 7pm – 10pm
Contemporary Stateless Musical Duo, Koji Matsumoto and Reo Matsumoto.
Matsumoto Zoku like fish in the river of life, move with the natural flow of sound and energy. They merge urban vocal beats with the softer edge of the Halo and Didge creating a playful, serene and yet vibrant sound. Their intuitive and unique music is inspired by their extensive travels busking internationally, this creates an original and emotive style and groove. Their music is a unique blend of polarities merging, like the sun and moon, cacophony and silence, they are both urban and wild in their essence.
3. ONDREJ SMEYKAL
Friday, 28th of March: 7pm – 10pm
A one-man Didgeridoo orchestra is perhaps the best way of describing the extraordinary music of phenomenal Didgeridoo player Ondrej Smeykal . His highly original style of play is the result of a life completely devoted to his instrument. For well over a decade and with ever increasing intensity, Ondrej has been developing and redefining his own unique approach to the Didgeridoo. His predominant use of unusually long Didges and “extensions” of up to 4 metres in length, enable him to play incredibly deep tones and to produce a much wider range of sounds and overtones than are possible on regular didgeridoos. Each composition, or song, as he refers to it, is very different in style, ranging from break-beat and organic Didgeridoo techno, to trance, ambient and anywhere in between.
4. JEREMY CLOAKE – Interactive Yidaki Seminar
Thursday 3rd of April: 7pm – 8pm
This is an informal seminar that is open to everyone who has an interest in the yidaki. Jeremy will share some of his knowledge and experiences from working in North East Arnhemland since 2000. Yidaki making and playing techniques will be discussed as well as various styles of yidaki. Towards the end of the seminar people will be given the opportunity to try an instrument with Jeremy’s guidance and there will be Q and A. People of all ages are welcome. The duration of the seminar is usually around an hour.
5. JEREMY CLOAKE YIDAKI WORKSHOPS
Saturday, 5th of April (Introductory Class) 11am – 4pm
Sunday, 6th of April (Advanced Class) 11am – 4pm
If you have ever felt that the Yolngu playing techniques from North East Arnhem Land are too difficult to manage, then this is the workshop for you! In this workshop Jeremy breaks these playing styles down into simple and easily learned individual sounds. During the workshop these sounds are practised and refined with many distinctions made regarding tongue position and movement, pressure control and use of the voice. Then they are put together into phrases that are repeated to become rhythms. Jeremy has been teaching this workshop internationally since 2001 and to this day still continues to refine his teaching methods and the content of his workshops. He is a professionally trained teacher and takes pride in delivering accurate and relevant information that is delivered in a straightforward way. This workshop is usually between 3 and 4 hours depending on the size of the group.
Advanced Class This workshop continues on further with information from the introductory yidaki workshop, so it is necessary to have done it first. The phrases learnt in the introductory workshop are practised and refined then developed. Many different phrases are taught in a way which simplifies their complexity. Participants of this workshop will gain an excellent understanding on the principles of yidaki playing, together with composition skills and playing dexterity. Jeremy has been teaching this workshop internationally since 2001 and to this day still continues to refine his teaching methods and the content of his workshops. He is a professionally trained teacher and takes pride in delivering accurate and relevant information that is delivered in a straightforward way. This workshop is usually around 3 hours, depending on the size of the group.
Discover all you need to know, to start playing the didgeridoo.
We teach you the fundamental techniques on the didgeridoo and have you making fantastic sounds in no time!
No trip to Australia is complete without learning to play the didgeridoo. When: Saturday mornings, 9:30am to 10:30am. Cost: $30 (includes didgeridoo hire if required)
So you want to learn how to play the didgeridoo? In 4 weeks we will have you making the drone, adding awesome animal sounds, and using your tongue, mouth and diaphragm to make some incredible sounds. That is not all! We will also teach you how to circular breathe which will allow you to play continuously! This course is one of our most popular and for a good reason! Learning to play the didgeridoo with Didgeridoo Breath is fun, exciting and successful.
The course runs all year round. We provide a didgeridoo for you to use for the duration of the course.
When: Wednesday nights, 6pm – 7:30pm for 4 weeks
– 3rd of September 2012 x 4 weeks
– 5th of October 2012 x 4 weeks
– 7th November 2012 x 4 weeks
So you can play the didgeridoo, circular breath and make some cool sounds but now what? In the Extended Techniques, didgeridoo playing course, we dive into a whole new world of technique and rhythm: Bounce breathing, overtones, triple tonguing, vocals, building rhythms and more¦ this is where your didge playing really starts heating up!
When: Numbers permitting, contact us to register.
Cost: $120 (includes didgeridoo hire if required)
If you do not live near Fremantle, Western Australia…don’t worry check out didgeridoo dojo for all of you didgeridoo tips and lessons http://www.didgeridoodojo.com/
Sleep apnea is a chronic disorder in which one repeatedly stops breathing during the night. These events last 10 seconds or longer, and may occur hundreds of times per night. Someone with sleep apnea may experience loud snoring, brief pauses in breathing, and intermittent gasping. During apnea events, the oxygen level of the blood drops, the heart rate increases, and sleep becomes disrupted as the affected person wakes up to resume breathing. This can have significant consequences on one’s health.
Sub-Types of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a generic term that includes any disorder that causes pauses in breathing during sleep. It may affect someone at any age, but the prevalence of sleep apnea peaks at middle age. There are a few major sub-types, including:
Sleep apnea is not the only problem that can lead to difficulties breathing during sleep. There are a few other problems that do not cause a complete pause in the breathing but may still be problematic, such as:
Aside from the pauses in breathing which are typical of the disorder, there are many other common symptoms in sleep apnea. These symptoms may include:
Loud, chronic snoring
Choking or gasping during sleep
Excessive daytime sleepiness
Memory or learning problems
Can Didgeridoo help in the treatment of Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes pausing during breathing while the afflicted person is asleep. This is often due to the upper airway collapsing, and it can lead to major medical problems. It is most often treated by Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, but this is not always tolerated. In fact, compliance is a major hurdle in treatment that sometimes cannot be overcome. One proposed alternative to CPAP is learning to play an aboriginal instrument called the didgeridoo
Regular playing of a didgeridoo reduces daytime sleepiness and snoring in people with moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and also improves the sleep quality of partners. We at Didgeridoo Breath have personal experience with numbers of customers and partners personally reporting to us, the positive impact didgeridoo playing has had in their lives, sleep and relationships!
Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome are common sleep disorders caused by the collapse of the upper airways. Regular didgeridoo playing reduces snoring and daytime sleepiness, finds a study published by the British Medical Journal.
‘In one person, the apnoea-hypopnoea index decreased from 17 to 2’… ‘In conclusion, didgeridoo playing improved daytime sleepiness in patients with moderate snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea and reduced sleep disturbance in their partners. Larger trials are needed to confirm our preliminary findings, but our results may give hope to the many people with moderate obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome and snoring, as well as to their partners.’ British Medical Journal
We all know that half the battle to starting anything is finding the right people, product and service. So this very second, start celebrating, your battle is over, you are in victory lane! At Didgeridoo Breath we know exactly what you are talking about and exactly which didgeridoo and lessons will get you started and playing the Didgeridoo!
Join the thousands of people around the world who we have taught, encouraged and celebrated with. Learning to play the Didgeridoo is simple and FUN!
Lets start by answering a few common questions, then we can help you choose a Didgeridoo that’s right for you and sort out the simplest most effective online video lessons to get you going. It’s proven to be worth trying, let’s do it together and get some results.
Medical Disclaimer: Here at Didgeridoo Breath, our specialty is in the field of Didgeridoo, with over 100 years of combined experience between us. We are not medical experts or professionals. Our claims are based totally on the published results in the British Medical Journal. These claims regarding obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and snoring include didgeridoo playing can improve these disorders. Didgeridoo playing may only be considered a supplement to the advice of your medical professional.