So, for these two notes in Hanagasa Ondo, the player sounds P.3 with his bachi, and then sounds P.3 again with hajiki. Two notes, two techniques, same pitch/tone.

When Sam attempts this, he correctly sounds P.3 when he strikes with his bachi, but he accidentally sounds P.4 when his ring finger executes hajiki. He’s wondering how advanced players are able to keep the same pitch with the two techniques?

This is a great question and possibly quite easy to remedy. It all depends on where the ring finger is placed before it pulls off.