Learn to Play > Lesson 1: Introduction to the Mrdanga

Looking at the drum

The small end is called the dayan.

A mrdanga has two heads. The small head is called the dayan. The big head is called the bayan (b for big). After today, you will probably never need to know that again. I'm only telling you just so you can brag to your friends.
The big end is called the bayan.


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