What is a "Connecting Beat?"
connecting beat is a fancy little beat that connects two main
mrdanga beats together. Typically, a connecting beat is
used when the kirtan leader is near the end of the Hare
Krsna Mantra, and before the next Hare Krsna Mantra.
Basically, all it is is a fancy little beat that you just kind
of "throw in" between mantras that makes the
mrdanga sound a little more lively.
That's all there is to it. Playing them is another story! But
hey! They're not hard either!