Connecting these together
connect these variations together the same way you would for the
Main Fast Off-beat itself.
Basically, the connecting beat is simply a bunch of Dhas
followed by a loud Ge, and that loud Ge is 3 beats into the
next kirtan mantra.
In other words, you just start hitting Dha Dha Dha and go just
a little too far. Then at that point you can either make a "break"
and slow the kirtan down, or you can continue on at the
same speed. You can also change the pitch of the singing to
a higher key at that point.
If you want to make a "break" at that point, you've
got to say something really loud, like "BOL!" and then
start singing "Nitai-Gaura Haribol, Haribol, Haribol,
So here are two RealAudio sound clips to listen to.
Number 1: “Connecting” two Fast-Off Beats
how the connecting beat goes 3 beats into the next singing mantra.
Also note how the singing pitch can change to a higher key after
the connecting beat. Note also how the kirtan on this sound
Number 2: “Breaks” used with the Fast-Off Beat
for incredible dramatic effect.
Offline. (Also note how the kirtan on this sound