Learn to Play > Lesson 5: The Basic Off-beat

The Basic Off-beat

The "Basic Off-beat" is a simple affair which uses only one combination note. Here's the mantra.

Tuk ta ge Ge ti ta - - 

Note that the pauses still come at the end of the mantra, but the last note is not a "Ge," but a "ta." That's what makes it an "Off-beat." 

Note also that the last Ge is written with an uppercase "G" to indicate it's a loud "Ge" BOOM whereas the ge just before it is a soft "ge."

There is no "tiri" or "Dha" in this mantra. The only combination stroke is the "tuk" (ti + ki at the same time). It is, therefore, very simple to play.

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