lesson 8

Now that you know the basics, you can easily build up your skills just from watching kirtan performances or exchanging rythms with other devotees.

The last part of this mini-course is how to concatenate or build up your beats for it to result in an harmonious and enthusing kirtan.

As general rule you begin with a slow beat (mantra 1, 2 or 7) and then change to faster beats gradually so to build a nice tempo, ending usually in wild dancing đŸ™‚

So it will be something like mantras 7, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 in order.

When to change pace is ruled by the kirtan leader (might be you, hey) and the mrdanga player has to be a real good listener and follower in that is the only way to ensure a nice and musical performance for the Lord and His devotees.

So, the mrdanga player is a servant of the kirtan, an accompaniment instrument and it is of the utmost importance to hear and follow accordingly.

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