symbols descending in pitch. These represent an inventory
of the pitches used in the notation. Modifications are
added (e.g. upward and downward arrows). The inventory
appears only once and is not reproduced at the beginning
of each stave as in the case of a 'key signature'. The
selection of pitch symbols has not been made with a view
to presenting this music as conforming to the theoretical
demands of 'key'.
of notated pitches sounded in a didjeridu accompaniment.
The upper tone is represented as a harmonic.
upward slur executed by the didjeridu player from the
drone pitch to the overblown or upper tone.
second symbol here denotes the articulatory release
at the conclusion of a rhythmical didjeridu pattern.
Upward and (b) downward pointing arrows signify pitches
heard as (a) sharper and (b) flatter (by less than a
semitone) than the pitch represented in the notation.
between two notated tones; after and before one notated
sound of indefinite pitch
voiced tone produced by the didjeridu player.
voiced of pharyngeal or guttural quality produced by
the didjeridu player.
modification of pitch as in a prolonged voiced 'pharyngeal'
trill produced by a didjeridu player.
sounds with arrow representing the initial impact of
the two rasped components.
9 durational values, each equivalent to an eighth note
or quaver, not especially grouped in threes.
expressed in terms of a metronome figure.
of the notated tempo. The sign corresponds to meno
placement of bar lines is, as a rule, after the
'longs' (i.e. the longer tones - or substituted 'rests'
- which occur at the ends of syllable strings). Shorter
lines are placed after 'longs' which occur as part of
the syllable string. As used in these notations, bar
lines do not imply accentuation
figures placed above the stave give the number of each
succeeding string of syllables in a song item.
partial syllable string following the full string numbered
string or string of syllables regularly occurring in
alternation with other syllable strings.
bird sound imitations, etc. which occur as part of the
song item in regular alternation with syllable strings.