INTRODUCTION: Didgeridoo and sword mastery

In the hall of perfect forms, blank canvases glow.

To those who imagine far and beyond, glimpses of different cosmic objects shine through, to behold. Only timeless forms appear. Forms that undisputedly cannot change, for they are forged from an idea of absoluteness.

As we walk down the hallway, we are drawn by a glow of one certain picture, for no apparent reason.

So let’s take a look.

We see two objects – a sword and a didgeridoo. Divergent and distinct in their purpose, but in their ultimate simplicity they are tied together in depths.

No matter how much technology changes, a sword remains a sword. There is nothing to add to it. Nothing to subtract from it. Its form is absolute. A long blade of harmonious proportions. The same is true for didgeridoo. A long tube of harmonious proportions.

A master Samurai is bonded with this most simple object as one in the fight dance. It is an extension of his whole body through his hand. So is a master didgeridoo player one with his tube. Bonded with his whole body through his breath, in the dance of musical wind. We call them masters, but they are in fact servants. Servants of harmony, servants of beauty, servants of higher purpose they might not understand, but feel.

A master didgeridoo maker and master sword maker are hidden additional actors of this picture. Spirits embedded in these instruments. Invisible but ever-present. And before, during the process of crafting, they had to reach far and deep with their skills. With the same stillness, same understanding and the same source from which their performers now take beauty and skills.

And if looked correctly, these four people and their instruments are so simple that they dissolve, so focused that they blend into one undescribable deepoint.

A white point on white paper.

Our picture is very still. We can look at it and contemplate its beauty. But if we enter it, we ourselves become instruments of beauty, in the most vibrant and vivid life dance.



Balance in didgeridoo

Didgeridoo dynamics

Didgeridoo frequencies

Material – Why hard wood


The long didgeridoo

The story of toots

Tones in between

Tuning the didgeridoo