Jones presents a thorough and multi-dimensional workshop on the didgeridoo.
The presentation begins with the origin of the didgeridoo. This includes
a description of its history and the method used by the Aborigines to create
it. It moves very quickly into regulated breathing excercises to enhance meditation and to clear the mind of monkey chatter and mind clutter. Phil's workshop focuses extensively on self empowerment through powerful positive affirmations placed on a clear screen of consciousness accessed at an accelerated pace by the didgeridoo.
From left: Richard
Upper, Brad Dourif and Phil Jones
Each student is provided with an authentic Australian didgeridoo to allow them to try out the breathing techniques necessary for successful didgeridoo playing. This is called circular-breathing. Phil then moves into what he calls the twang or enhancement of harmonics. The last step of the workshop utilizes the voice to enhance the harmonic resonance and to emulate sounds in nature.
The workshop parallels Eastern philosophy, new thought philosophy, Christianity and other world philosophies with aboriginal traditions.
There will be a selection of authentic Australian didgeridoos for those who want to seriously continue expanding their meditation practice with the instrument. The didgeridoos range in price from $250 to $450.
Phil has recently recorded four didgeridoo albums, which will be available for purchase at the workshop:
BREATH OF THE ANCIENTS
MUSIC FROM THE VOID
BOOKINGS, INFORMATION, OR PRODUCT ORDERS
All available in Adobe PDF format.