following people have provided, through encouragement, various
suggestions, critiques and inspiration, the stimulus for these
pages to be created, and in many ways determined the content.
To these, my fellow didjeridu enthusiasts and players, I give
Burrows, Brandi Chase, Ed Drury, Michael Duncan, Randy Graves,
Dave Hicks, Guan Y Lim, Richard Man and Cassy Nancarrow.
wish to recognise the pioneering recording of this rich and
vibrant music by AP Elkin, LM West, T Jones and A Moyle -
without their efforts (at times under extreme technical conditions),
those of us so passionate about this music would never have
had the opportunity to enjoy it in its intended context, and
in such variety. To Trevor Jones especially for having concentrated
his efforts upon didjeridu - I still marvel at his ability
to undertsand and describe playing techniques.
most of all I am forever grateful to the Aboriginal musicians
themselves for their willing and enthusiastic performances
and for allowing it to be recorded so that we may enjoy it
and hopefully better understand and appreciate their rich
culture. A special thankyou to those Yolngu whom invited me
to sit with them during ceremonial performance - the highest
honour ever accorded me.