Acknowledged as one of Australia’s finest didgeridoo players, Mark Atkins will be holding a didgeridoo workshop in Didgeridoo Breath Fremantle on the 28th of September 2012
Mark Atkins is also recognized internationally for his collaborative projects with some of the world’s leading composers and musicians. 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. Through Mark’s lips the air blows as a natural desert sound, in old ethnic chants and in polyphonic melodies of astonishing rhythm. Mark has incorporated the didgeridoo sound into some unlikely musical environments, adding its primal pulse to orchestral works, theatrical productions and dance presentation. ‘Atkins mapped a varied sonic territory, presenting a vast array of vocal interjections filtered through a range of different didgeridoos. His journeys conjured up worlds as different as the timeless outback and as transitory as contemporary electronic … the night belonged to Mark Atkins. ‘The Age, Melbourne
Mark will be holding an intermediate to advanced didgeridoo workshop on the 28th of September at Didgeridoo Breath in Fremantle. All students should be confident with circular breathing prior to the course. This is a great opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s finest didgeridoo players, develop your playing style and have awesome fun. This is a ticketed event and will sell FAST, come into the shop to book your place or give us a call on 08 94306009…if you play didgeridoo, you do not want to miss this!!!!
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EVENT : Mark Atkins Intermediate Workshop WHERE: Didgeridoo Breath
6 Market Street
Fremantle TIME: 6.30 to 8.30pm WHEN: 28th of September 2012
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.