Learn to Play > Lesson 2: Your first mrdanga mantra

The resonant "Ta"

"Ta" is a resonant note made on the small head with the index finger (the finger rebounds after the strike, and the head is allowed to vibrate freely).

To make the "Ta" sound, the finger should be stiff, and strike the drum at a slight angle (the finger should not be parallel to the head). The base of the fingers strikes the rim of the head and automatically the finger will hit the head and rebound. After striking the head, the finger should not be resting on the head.

The strike should be made just below the center of the head as shown.

Listen how it sounds.

 



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