How To Play Didgeridoo Rhythms in 3 and 6 Beat Cycles (3/4 and 6/8 Time Signatures)


Playing didgeridoo in repeating cycles of 3 or 6 beats creates some unique rhythmic opportunities. By learning these cycles, you will have a lot more options to play with, especially when you begin to combine them with other didgeridoo sounds, as you will see in this video.

Many trained musicians refer to 3 and 6 beat cycles as the time signatures of 3/4 and 6/8. Other less common time signatures include 6/4 and you could even group 12/8 into this family of time signatures.

*Free Download: World Rhythms for Didgeridoo, 45-minute intermediate level course:

*Free Download: Didgeridoo Fundamentals, 45-minute beginners course:

*Purchase the Didge For Sleep DVD, Handbook and Travel Didgeridoo at

More Didgeridoo Rhythm Tutorial Videos:

A Popular Didgeridoo Rhythm and How To Play It:

Didgeridoo Tongue Rhythms:

Beginning Didgeridoo Tutorials:

How To Play Didgeridoo for Absolute Beginners:

Learn To Circular Breathe on Didgeridoo by Developing The Abs, Cheeks and Jaw Muscles:

Subscribe To The Didge Project Mailing List to receive the latest Tutorials, Articles, Events and Downloads directly in your inbox:

Previous articleLive Didgeridoo Q&A #1 addressed circular breathing, choosing a didgeridoo, composing, layering sounds and more! (full video recording)
Next articleBeginning Handpan Rhythms with Master Craftsman and Performer Rafael D’Arco of Tacta Handpans
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.