Randy Graves Your Didjeridu Companion


Original

Mixed Up

Odd

Meditative

Unique among didjeridu teaching materials, the "Your Didjeridu Companion" series simply satisfies every budding player's desire - someone to play with and learn from! Through the years Randy has been teaching the instrument, he's developed a series of rhythms that help students learn fundamental techniques in rhythmic playing. He presents them on these cd's, explaining each rhythm or technique before playing it. Rhythms are then played for 2-3 minutes, with clapsticks for you to keep up, and a microphone by Randy's nose so you know when he breathes! Each track is notated with a memorable phrase. Check out some listener comments on the first volume HERE.

On the first "Companion," Randy provides basic short rhythms which challenge players of many levels to develop precise technique and rhythmic control. The second disc explores development of the rhythms on the original "Companion," and the third teaches "Odd" meters. The fourth cd gets deep into mellow didj playing. Scroll down or click on a cover above to check out more info and a couple of samples from each volume.

         

GRRD006 (cd)
 

 

Randy Graves
Your Didjeridu Companion

Practice Rhythms to Develop Your Technique
Randy prepared a cd of the rhythms he teaches in his workshops for any intermediate or advanced player who needs someone to play with at home. Exercises drill double and triple tonguing, the bounce breath, diaphragm rhythm playing and retroflexed tonguing. Plus there's three tracks of clapsticks alone in different tempos, for the student's solo practice.

Check out some listener comments HERE.

MP3's from Your Didjeridu Companion:
CLICK HERE bounce breath rhythm
CLICK HERE fast diaphragm rhythm
CLICK HERE fast retroflex tongue exercise
CLICK HERE fast triple tongue rhythm
CLICK HERE moderate double tongue rhythm

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GRRD008 (cd)
 

 

Randy Graves
Your *Mixed Up* Didjeridu Companion

Exercises in Rhythmic and Compositional Variation
Thanks to great demand for a follow-up to the first Didjeridu Companion, Randy has created a series of more complicated rhythms based on those in the first disc, by mixing them up. The idea is not only to give you some more fun rhythms to play, but to give you some ideas on how to mix up your own playing. You'll see how you can take what you always play and change it in subtle ways to get different feels. Then you'll see how to combine these variations to compose longer, more interesting rhythms. If you're ready to do some thinking about your playing, it'll be 80 of the most useful minutes you've ever spent with a cd!
Randy explains himself in his voice on the disc so you understand how he creates the rhythms. He also rounds out the cd with a couple of jams to play along with, so join in!

MP3's from Your *mixed up* Didjeridu Companion:
CLICK HERE Slow 4-beat rhythm
CLICK HERE Fast 8-beat rhythm
CLICK HERE Jammin'

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GRRD009 (cd)
 

 

Randy Graves
Your *Somewhat Odd* Didjeridu Companion

Practice Rhythms for Compound Meters
Part 3 of the Didjeridu Companion series drills you in compound meters. Learn to leave behind the regular old 4/4 and play in 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 22! Plus, you'll then have the skills to create any rhythm you like. This cd is packed, just seconds shy of 80 minutes. Randy thoroughly explains every rhythm before playing it and provides simple notation on the case. Odd-metered metronome tracks allow you to practice each rhythm on your own as well as playing along with Randy.
These are odd times we're living in. Learn to play in them!

MP3's from Your *somewhat odd* Didjeridu Companion:
CLICK HERE quick 10/8 rhythm
CLICK HERE quick 11/8 rhythm
CLICK HERE slow 7/8 rhythm

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GRRD010 (cd)
 

 

Randy Graves
Your *Meditative* Didjeridu Companion

Someone to Drone With
Randy improvises long mellow didj tracks (both simple drones and slow grooves) in most of the normal didj keys for you to play along with (tracks are in A, B, C, C#(Db), D, D#(Eb), E and F) or just listen to. This one contains no spoken instruction, and makes a great listen on its own as a background for relaxation, meditation, yoga or any other part of life. Reverb is used to spice things up and create an atmoshpere for you to enjoy while practicing _m e l l o w_ didjeridu. A full cd, just over 79 minutes.

MP3's from Your *meditative* Didjeridu Companion:
CLICK HERE key of A solo
CLICK HERE key of D yidaki/agave duet
CLICK HERE key of F solo

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