Learn to Play > Lesson 1: Introduction to the Mrdanga

How to wear the drum


If you are left handed, put the strap over your left shoulder and under your right arm as shown.

If you are right handed, put the strap over your right shoulder and under your left arm as shown.

The big end of the drum (remember that name? The bayan.) goes on your weak hand. The small end of the drum (the dayan) goes on your strong hand.