The shofar is blown one hundred times on each of the two days of Rosh HaShanah.
There are four specific shofar blasts associated with
1. Teki’ah – An unbroken blast lasting about three seconds
2. Shva’rim – A teki’ah broken into three segments
– Nine rapid fire blasts
4. Tekiah Gedolah – A triple teki’ah lasting at least nine seconds, or as long as possible.
The person who
blows the shofar is called a Tokea, which literally means “Blaster”.