I made a mouthpiece when I first got it from a beeswax candle, but the fragrance and/or color irritated my mouth. The new natural beeswax I picked up at a farmers market from the honey vendor is much nicer. It feels better and no stinging the mouth. :)
I finally got the basic drone down about half the time. The rest still sounds like a cow in labor. I’ve been able to do the circular breathing but not while maintaining a good drone.
Practice, practice, practice.
A couple of weeks ago while out with some friends I ran across a digeridoo in a gift shop. It was a fairly large conical hand painted one. The tone is a bit muffled and I found that the inside has not been openened up as much by the termites as might be expected.
I don’t know if its possible to open the bore an any way, but I think that would greatly improve the tone.
I’ve been struggling to get the right mouth position until my lips were numb. I made a mouthpiece from beeswax and that has helped a lot. The original mouthpiece was pretty much worn away to nothing during transport, storage and handling in the store.
My grandson and I made didgeridoos from 1 1/4 inch PVC pipe recently and decorated them with permanent markers. They look nice, but we’re still working on the technique. We tend to make more bugle like sounds than what I’m used to hearing.
I found a fun site at http://www.didgeridoings.com/Tutorial/TutBodyNF.html that tells how to build a simple didge out of PVC tubing. There is also a tutorial on how to begin playing.