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Busking instrument: Didgeridoo?
Posted October 16th, 2012 - 12:31 pm from Schutzbach, Germany
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Posted October 21st, 2012 - 10:27 pm by from Athens, Greece (Permalink)
hey:) im actually a guitarist, but i've had some experience with the dig. it is loud, and that can be troublesome for stores and neighbors you're playing near. i have a pretty loud voice, and have been shooed away a few times, and have seen a couple of my friends with didgeridoo nearly chased out of town.

i have seen some experienced players do well, but you have to find a groove, not just constantly play an ongoing note. one girl had a wooden stick, made for percussion, which she tapped on the ground and on the didg to amke a beat. experiment with different forms of percussion before hitting the streets- i think you'll figure it out.

another thing i was thinking about, is kinda like dub effects where you have some playback music in the background and you play 'solos' on top of it. downside to that is 1) many cities have rules against amplifiers/ electronic enhancement- ie bern, switzerland, bologna, italy, and depending on your luck, athens, but athens is hit or miss depending on the police on shift 2) many other artists look down upon playback, but i say screw em 3) although my roland portable amp is around 2 kilos, it's another 2 kilos to drag around, not to mention batteries for the amp and the mp3 player you'll have to mantain.

most important of all, just go out, follow your heart and you'll figure it out.

the adventure lies in the journey. there are no destinations