Size and Shape

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How can I determine the pitch of my didgeridoo?

Size and Shape

Most didgeridoos fall into a general range of sizes. The most common didgeridoos vary in length from around 46- to 58-inches. They have a mouthpiece end and an end with a wider opening where the sound comes out. Length and diameter of the bore determine the pitch. Longer and narrow bore instruments give off lower pitches. Shorter and wider bore are higher pitched. The wider the bell on the sound end, the higher the pitch and the greater the sound projection. Most average size didgeridoos have pitches ranging from C thru E. Each didgeridoo will have its own sound and playing characteristics as a result of being naturally (and thus irregularly) hollowed and formed.

   

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