Didgeridoo

Didgeridoo
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A, B and C: Traditionally made didgeridoos.
D and E: Non-traditional didgeridoos.[citation needed]
Brass instrument
Other namesdidjeridu, yiḏaki, mandapul
Classification
Hornbostel–Sachs classification423.121.11
(End-blown straight tubular natural trumpet without mouthpiece)
Playing range
Written range: Fundamental typically A2 to G3
Related instruments
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet, Bugle,
Natural trumpet, Post horn, Roman tuba, Bucina, Shofar, Conch, Lur, Baritone horn, Bronze Age Irish Horn
Didgeridoo and clapstick players performing at Nightcliff, Northern Territory

The didgeridoo (/; also known as a didjeridu) is a wind instrument. The didgeridoo was developed by indigenous peoples of northern Australia, likely within the last 1,500 years and is now in use around the world. It is a wooden trumpet "drone pipe" classified by musicologists as a brass aerophone.[1]

A didgeridoo is usually cylindrical or conical, and can measure anywhere from 1 to 3 m (3 to 10 ft) long. Most are around 1.2 m (4 ft) long. Generally, the longer the instrument, the lower its pitch or key. However, flared instruments play a higher pitch than unflared instruments of the same length.

Origin

There are no reliable sources of the exact age of the didgeridoo. Archaeological studies suggest that people of the Kakadu region in Northern Australia have been using the didgeridoo for less than 1,000 years, based on the dating of rock art paintings.[2] A clear rock painting in Ginga Wardelirrhmeng, on the northern edge of the Arnhem Land plateau, from the freshwater period[3] (that had begun 1500 years ago)[4] shows a didgeridoo player and two songmen participating in an Ubarr Ceremony.[5]

Other Languages
العربية: ديدجيريدو
български: Диджериду
brezhoneg: Didjeridou
català: Didjeridú
čeština: Didgeridoo
dansk: Didgeridoo
Deutsch: Didgeridoo
Ελληνικά: Ντιντζεριντού
español: Didyeridú
Esperanto: Diĝeriduo
euskara: Didgeridoo
فارسی: دیجریدو
français: Didjeridoo
Gaeilge: Didiridiú
galego: Didgeridoo
हिन्दी: डिजरीडू
hrvatski: Didžeridu
Bahasa Indonesia: Didgeridoo
italiano: Didgeridoo
עברית: דידג'רידו
kaszëbsczi: Didgeridoo
қазақша: Диджеридо
Lëtzebuergesch: Didgeridoo
lietuvių: Didžeridū
magyar: Didzseridu
македонски: Диџериду
Bahasa Melayu: Didgeridoo
Nederlands: Didgeridoo
norsk: Didgeridoo
norsk nynorsk: Didgeridoo
Piemontèis: Digeridó
polski: Didgeridoo
português: Didjeridu
русский: Диджериду
Scots: Didgeridoo
Simple English: Didgeridoo
slovenčina: Didgeridoo
slovenščina: Didžeridu
српски / srpski: Диџериду
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Didžeridu
Sunda: Digeridu
suomi: Didgeridoo
svenska: Didjeridu
Türkçe: Didgeridoo
українська: Диджериду