I wish everyone Shanah Tova U’metukah, a Healthy, Happy and Safe 5782, starting tonight!
The Mitzvah is to “hear” the Shofar, not to “sound” the Shofar so you’ve now fulfilled the tradition!
There are 3 basic Shofar Blasts:
Tekiyah (one un-interrupted blast)
Sh’Varim (3 blasts)
T’ruah (More of a Staccato, traditionally 9 blasts)
There’s also a T’kiyah G’dolah (a long T’kiyah which tests your endurance.)
The Shofar comes from the horn of a Kosher animal, typically a Ram or a Sheep or an Ibex (these are the prettiest/most stylish ones with the best sounds, in my opinion.)