The musical sounds

Previous: [1] The Shevarim is made up of three medium blows. A number of customs exist in regards to how to sound these medium blows. Some[2] are accustomed to sound it as follows:  “Tuuu-Tuuu-Tuuu”. Others[3] are accustomed to sound it as follows: Teuto-Teuto-Teuto. Others[4] are accustomed to sound it as follows: Teuto-Uto-Uto. The widespread Chabad custom is like the 3rd custom mentioned here. 

Teruah: The Teruah is a number of very short blows blown consecutively and sounds like this: “Tu-Tu-Tu-Tu-Tu-Tu-Tu-Tu-Tu-Tu-Tu-Tu-Tu-Tu”


 

[1] Piskeiy Teshuvos 590/2

 

[2] Polish and Hungarian Chassidic Jewry

 

[3] Lithuanian and Russian Jewry; Custom of the Rebbe as brought in Otzer Minhagei Chabad p.121

The advantage of this custom: The advantage of this custom is that one is able to measure the three Terumatin required in the blow. [Mikraeiy Kodesh 17; See Halacha 7]

 

[4] Rav Yaakov Landau in name of the Rebbe Rashab, brought in Otzer Minhagei Chabad p.121; Mikraeiy Kodesh 17 in the name of Rav Chaim Brisker.

 

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