5
Oct

Tips For Beginners Who Want To Learn To Play The Didgeridoo

Many people enjoy playing the didgeridoo. According to them, this wind instrument is fun to play. Individuals who are already proficient at playing this musical instrument also find great joy in being able to produce relaxing, interesting, and amazing tunes that only the didgeridoo can create.

If you are interested to learn how to play the didgeridoo, you will need a lot of patience since this is a musical instrument that isn’t too easy to master. But certainly, with some time, hard work, and tips and tricks, you can learn how to play the didgeridoo.

Below are some useful tips for beginners who want to learn to play the didgeridoo:

Get your hands on as many relevant resources as you can. Whether you will be taking traditional classroom lessons or online ones, supplement these with additional information, advices, and tips. You can get these additional relevant information and guidance about learning to play the didgeridoo online through various websites. You can also join forums to ask experts to talk to and ask seasoned didgeridoo players for tips and advice. You can also buy and read books about learning to play this musical instrument as well.

Use a good quality instrument. If you have a didgeridoo that you don’t feel comfortable playing or you feel is resisting you, you will have a hard time learning to play this instrument since even practicing on it will be a constant struggle. If you are serious about practicing all the time and mastering this instrument, invest some time and money to get the best one that your budget will allow you to get.

Listen intently whenever you play. Aside from listening to didgeridoo masters play this instrument, experts say that if you really listen to what you play, you will learn to appreciate the sound more than before. The sound will also capture your attention and draw it in the right way. If you carefully listen whenever you play, you will find a good teacher inside your sound.

Practice during good times of the day. Practice always make perfect. As such, when you have some free time, practice. However, practice during good times of the day only – not when you’re too tired to concentrate. Play the instrument while your body and mind are fresh and fully awake so that you can fully leverage all your personal practice sessions.

Record some of your personal practice sessions. Lastly, your playing will sound somewhat differently if you are practicing alone. Consider recording these sessions and having your tutor listen to them. Ask your tutor to assess the tunes you played and get advice and tips from him or her so that you can be a better didgeridoo player.

5
Oct

V Festival 2016 Review

Your 21st is always one to remember, especially when you’re one of the most popular music festivals in the world. V Fest 2016 marked the 21st time that acts had taken to Chelmford’s Hylands Park and Stafford’s Weston Park, and it was clear that organisers had pulled out all the stops. If you need to find out what burned bright and what fizzled on the vine, we’re here to bring you the news.

Starting with the best is easy – Rihanna certainly filled that role. Now with eight albums to her name and 11 years in music, Rihanna certainly had a lot to work with, and the global superstar brought it all during a unanimously well-received performance. Opening with dark pop-ballad Stay, her genre-spanning set mixed the new with the classic. The rain even came down heavy during Umbrella, which is the closest the festival scene has ever gotten to divine intervention.

But perhaps part of the reason why Rihanna was able to set the crowd on fire come Sunday was the woeful performance of Justin Bieber on Saturday. “I’m a little hungover,” he confessed, and it really did show. The announcement that Biebs would be headlining received what could at best be described as a lukewarm reception from V fans, and even a surprisingly strong acoustic rendition of Love Yourself couldn’t quite endear the audience to him after several bouts of lip-syncing and a general lack of enthusiasm

Beyond the headliners were a number of surprising gems. Jodie Abacus took to the MTV Stage as one of the opening acts and performed a soul set that dismissed any criticisms that this year’s V Fest would suffer from a lack of musical substance. We were also stunned by Little Mix. The X Factor girls have clearly come a long way, and they absolutely smashed their Sunday evening set with acts such as Salute, Hair, and Secret Love Song.

We also had Stormzy to bring grime to V fest. A last-minute addition to the line-up, Stormzy’s Know Me From and Shut Up provoked the largest and craziest mosh-pits of the entire weekend, solidly cementing the grime trailblazer as a perfect fit for the fest. He even announced that music from the V set will be used in his next music video.

The popularity of V Fest has certainly done nothing to harm its atmosphere, and the 21st anniversary bash came off brilliantly. We highly recommend checking out next year’s event.