Turning Pro: Tips From Master Hang Player Manu Delago


Manu Delago’s stellar hang playing, drumming, composition and production skills have brought him around the world numerous times. Collaborations include big name artists including Bjork, Anoushka Shankar, Shpongle, Cinematic Orchestra and more. In this interview, Manu shares some of the most important keys that allowed him to take his music to a higher level.

During the interview I asked Manu about his musical training and what his best teachers passed on to him. We also discussed how important it is to play with a metronome, how to learn to play dynamically, the benefits of collaboration, exploring different instruments and styles, composing music and more.

See Manu Delago live in NYC on Tuesday, March 21: http://lpr.com/lpr_events/manu-delago-march-21st-2017/

Manu Delago’s latest album, “Metromonk,” and many of his videos, recordings and tour dates can be found at http://www.ManuDelago.com

Music performances by Manu Delago featured in this interview:

“A Long Way”

“Wandering Around”


“Bigger Than Home”


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AJ Block is the director of Didge Project and is active as a didgeridoo teacher and performer. In addition to didgeridoo, AJ has spent years studying music traditions from all over the world including jazz (trombone and piano), western classical music, Indian Classical Music, guitar and world percussion. AJ has developed a number of programs for Didge Project including The ABCs of Didgeridoo, The Didgeridoo Skills Course, and Circular Breathing Mastery. He is also the author of Didge For Sleep, a didgeridoo learning method designed specifically for people with Sleep Apnea. As a performer AJ is the leader of the Didge Project Music Collective and a member of Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey. AJ is a founding member of Sacred Arts Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of sacred art traditions through education, ritual and study. As a student of spiritual teacher Maestro Manuel Rufino AJ is an active member of the Golden Drum community.