Variations of the beat
There are two main variations of the Standard Intermediate
the first one. This sounds really great when properly played, but
might take a little practice for you to master. There's no pause
so the end of the beat flows immediately into the beginning of the
ta ta tuk ta dha Dha
pretty cool, huh? Especially when you play it a little faster.
Here's the second variation.
tiriti ki ta ge
Ge ti Dha
These two variations may not look like the same beat at first
glance, but because the bayan is being played with a ki
followed by two ges and then another ge, it is
exactly the same as the Standard Intermediate Beat learned
earlier. As long as the big end of the drum is doing the same
thing, even if the hand on the small end is playing something
different, it's a variation of the same beat.