it was discussed earlier, it could be asked again. What the heck
is an off-beat? Simply put, it's a beat that does something
unexpected, or "off."
These mysterious beats are not so hard to play, but they are
hard to fake. In other words, if you don't know the beat, it will
be difficult for you to follow someone else who is playing it.
They are what set the real mrdanga players apart
from the novices. I've had many a smile playing the Intermediate
Off-beat with a less experienced player at my side in a kirtan,
trying to figure out what the heck I was doing!
This Intermediate Off-beat is a really snazzy
beat when played properly. What's even better is that it's not
that hard to learn! By the time you finish practicing this lesson,
you should have it down pretty well. You're about to become a