Teaching given by R.C. Sandifer on September 30, 2016.
The specific sounds of the shofar are used for specific reasons. The tekiah: to announce a dignitary or an assembly. One long blast. To usher in Yahshua! The shavarayim: to call attention to the Torah before it is read. Three short blasts. The teruah: to warn for battle. Nine short blasts. The tekiah hagadol: the sound of jubilee, of victory. One extra long blast with a high pitched end.