Learn to Play > Lesson 1: Introduction to the Mrdanga

Not such a good way to wear the drum

This drum will tend to swing back and forth wildly when being played. The strap attached to the big end of the drum should go under the arm, not over the shoulder.

The two ways depicted here are not the best way to hold the drum. Since it is your weak hand (left hand for right handers, right hand for left handers) that is on the big end of the drum, you want that to be close to your body.