Those four notes are:
tiri Ti ta
That's it. Simple enough.
Well, not so simple really, because the timing of that is critical. Up to this point I've told you to keep your hand close to the head when playing tiri. Now, however, I'm going to tell you to play tiri just like normal, but move your hand away from the head before striking the next ti. Let me say that again, move your hand away from the head before striking the second ti. Swing it WAY out there into the ozone, poking the devotee at your side in the kirtan.
In effect, it will be almost like inserting a pause after the tiri like this:
tiri - Ti ta
Almost, but not quite a full pause. We call it an almost pause, because it's not even a half-pause. We write it with an asterisk like this:
tiri *Ti ta
Just an almost pause will do the trick. To get the timing right, you've got to swing your hand way out from the drum after doing the tiri and then come back and slam the Ti ta. That *Ti means a lot. It's a loud ti.