The Physics of the Didgeridoo

by Jim Wiggins on Friday, September 30, 2016

PHYSICS IN ACTION

The physics of the didgeridoo

Graham C Wiggins

Physics Bulletin, Volume 39, Number 7

Abstract

The didgeridoo is a traditional instrument of the Aborigines of northern Australia. It is absurdly simple, consisting of a tree branch 4–5 feet long with a hole just over one inch in diameter down its length, hollowed by termites.