Didgeridoo, aka "Yidaki"
The didgeridoo is considered the oldest wind instrument known to man. It's
one of few instruments that uses circular breathing as a regular technique. It's hard to describe how it sounds. I'd
recommend checking out sound clips on Didgeridoostore.com. It's the only instrument that I know of that can harmonize, vocalize, circular breath, and tongue roll all at once.
Truly amazing! There is a steep learning curve, especially when learning to circular breathe. It takes lots of perseverence
to get it right, but when you do it's truly is a rewarding experience (you will be part of 3% of world population who
can circular breathe). I've also read an article that talked about how playing the didge can cure/prevent sleep apnea.
Speaking of versatility!
Above. Playing the didge in San Francisco...
Left. Homemade out of PVC pipe used for irrigation.
I used the heat gun to bend and indent dimples all throughout the didge. The mouth piece is made out of bee's wax. The
bottom bell was made by shoving a bulb planter after partially melting the PVC. Sounds pretty good, but the back-pressure
was not as good as a real eucalyptus didge. Never mind the outfit. I was at a Holloween party.