"Tiri" is a quick flick of the hand on
the small end of the drum (the dayan). It takes place very
fast, and takes the time of only one normal stroke. This takes a
bit of practice to get it right.
The flick is fast, and there is no time to be concerned about
the difference between the "Ti" and the "Ta."
Both sound the same.
See the illustration on the right. Be aware that the graphic on
the right is slow. In reality Tiri
is played as fast as you can say it
In this course, we will write Tiri by always
underlining it, as shown. The reason for that will become apparent
later, but for now, you should know that whenever we write Tiri
we will underscore it.