Wakademy teaches you how to improve your didgeridoo techniques through observation, analysis and intuition.
NB : First of all, I would like to thank the Australian Aborigines for sharing and spreading the didgeridoo, symbol of their culture. Without them, you wouldn’t be reading this.
At present, the didgeridoo remains a very little known instrument and when it is, it is too often classified as an limited instrument in its musicality.
One can quickly understand the incomprehension of the neophytes, imagine a little: a wooden tube, without pistons, nor any holes, which produces a single note thought rather exotic sounds!
But experience has shown me that this vision very often comes from a lack of knowledge regarding the instrument. Indeed, it is not rare that after a concert, people from the audience come to me and say: “I did not think that we could make so many different sounds with a didgeridoo!” or “It’s crazy! At times, I had the impression that several people were playing!”.
I am deeply convinced that a better mastery of playing techniques can greatly improve the creativity and musicality of didgeridoo players.
It’s sad to say but, myself, who has dedicated my life to the didgeridoo, I often get bored listening to it!
Far from me the idea of wanting to accuse the players! In their defense, the information to progress in the didgeridoo is rather rare.
Of course, you will find tutorials on Youtube. However, the contemporary didgeridoo being very young, the explanations can sometimes lack clarity and especially a structured pedagogy.
Difficult to progress in such conditions, not to mention all the questions that we ask ourselves when we start:
- Which didgeridoo should I choose to start?
- How to play my first sound?
- How to (finally) learn this circular breathing?
- How to have clear and precise sound
- Once the circular breathing has been mastered, how can I develop speed and rhythm?
At this point you are lost and it is normal.
If you want to learn to play the didgeridoo, whether for the musical aspect, meditation, sound massage or to reduce your sleep apnea, you need structured and progressive support.
And I can assure you that if not, you may stop quickly …
It is for this reason that I created Wakademy: to give you access to clear, precise and progressive lessons.
But I want to be honest about this: I’m not going to teach you ready-made phrases. Forget the recipes! I want to give you a global vision of the didgeridoo .
You will then be able to:
- Understand perfectly (and sometimes better than players who have been blowing for 20 years!) The mechanism of continuous blowing in order to finally master it
- Feel that the rhythm depends entirely on your breath
- Develop the observation of yourself by combining intuition and analysis
- Play your own style and express who you are
This last point is particularly important to me and I think I can say, in all modesty, that it is my specialty: guide you on your own discovery of the didgeridoo.
With Wakademy, I offer to help you develop your own musical speech .
Never forget, only you can express what you have to say.
Let it be said, in a world that is always looking for a little more each day, it is high time to take the time to breathe and express what you have to share!
And my dearest wish is to help you achieve it. ⭐️
Enjoy your visit of Wakademy!
My name is Gauthier Aubé. I started playing the didgeridoo at the end of 2001, at the age of 18.
I had left high school a month before, after having repeated my second and my first grade. In the evening, I used to deliver pizzas to pay my rent. During the day, I played my didgeridoo.
I spent a lot of hours blowing, countless hours.
Quickly, I had the chance to develop my own style and I made myself known in the world of didgeridoo.
“Exile” in collaboration with Pierre-Oliver Fernandez on violin and oud.
“Le vent dans le dos” from my second album “Renaissance”
I professionalized in 2008 after returning from a 6 month trip to Australia.
At that time, everything was going pretty well: I was recognized in my community as one of the best European players. I gave workshops and solo concerts all over Europe. Of course, financially it was not opulence, but I lived off my passion and I was already happy.
But inside of me, something was wrong.
I was scared.
So I stopped for two years. I had time for myself. I changed life. I went to India and then I settled down to live in Brussels.
It wasn’t until 2016, when I launched my blog on the didgeridoo (in french) that I began to glimpse the idea of being able to live off my passion while sharing it with as many people as possible.
Wakademy is the logical continuation!
If you want to know more about my vision of the didgeridoo and my background, I let you discover the interview below.
An interview conducted by Olivier Demouth for his channel that talks about the yoga of sound
The song “L’armée des Orks” played at the Swizzeridoo festival in Switzerland.