Another essential resource for didgeridoo players who are interested in the traditional playing styles of the Top-End, recorded by prominent ethnomusicologist Alice M. Moyle in the ’60s, released by AIATSIS in the early ’70s on vinyl, then later on audio CD; the current edition reprinted recently.
The recordings capture of the sounds of the traditional Aboriginal Sound Instruments from Western Australia, Far-North Queensland and the Northern Territory. You can listen to rear instruments like seed pod rattles, goanna skin drums or the hollow log drum used only in ceremonial context, also clapsticks, boomerang and early recordings of different didgeridoos.
Unfortunately the original booklet that contained many precious information is not supplied in this edition, however – due to the courtesy of AIATSIS -you can find the map of the sound instruments on our website.
Find more information about the recordings here. The audio CDs are coming in slim CD cases.
We highly recommend this resource for everybody who are keen to learn about the traditional music of Australia.