Learn to Play > Lesson 3: The Basic Kirtan Beat

The lazy combo stroke: "Jha"

"Jha" is just like "Dha" except the "Ta" comes late. We call it a "Lazy Ta." With this stroke, the two ends of the drum are not hit at exactly the same time. One side (the small end of the drum) gets hit a microsecond or two late.

"Ge" + "Lazy Ta" = "Jha."

It is often used with body language to highlight the lateness of the "Ta" as in the animation on the right.

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