Basic Kirtan Beat variation #1
The Basic Kirtan Beat has three main variations from more
simple to more complex.
Variation #1 is the simpler version. This version uses a "Jha"
which was described in Lesson
3. Note that because we have made the "J" in "Jha"
upper case, this indicates that it is produced with a loud Ge.
This variation moves one of the pauses to the middle of the
mantra goes like this:
ta - - ki ta ge Jha -
Note there's a mistake in the
recording!!!! Just wanted to
make sure you were paying attention. Although I'm playing
the beat correctly in the recording, I'm saying “Ta pause
... ki ta ge Jha pause”
“...” should be replaced verbally with another verbal
“pause”. In other words, I make the space for the
word, but don't pronounce it.
So in the recording that you will listen to
below, you will hear the mantra "ta pause ... ki ta ge Jha
pause" ... I'm actually supposed to be saying "ta
pause pause ki ta ge Jha pause"... Keep that in mind
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