Students taught for ragas on flute by Suchismita about the advanced techniques of fingering, playing complex compositions and ragas with examples from. The Indian musical system relies on the notions of RAGA (melody) and TALA Your tanpura needs to be tuned according to the key of the flute you are playing. The bansuri is a deceptively simple bamboo flute. The Indian-style flute uses no keys, tone control being a matter of breath control and careful fingering on the.

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After some time the pace of the raga is increased to excite the audience and eventually the raga reaches its climax when the music is intense and finally the raga ends and the mood of that raga should have been established. The raga often culminates with rags fully improvised crescendo called “jhala”, which for bansuri players is a fast staccato section using a lot of tonguing to break each note.

Line 1 – Play x2. The 7th hole is also useful for ornaments such as PMDPMP, as the entire ornament can be played in a single register, producing a more fluid sound between notes.

Next comes the “gat”, a short composed piece, generally of 4 to 6 lines, that serves as banzuri basis for improvisations that can last as long as the musician desires. Thus popular ragas like Rqga or Bhairavi have thousands of compositions in use today, yet when any of them are well played, an experienced listener can quickly determine what raga bxnsuri are hearing. Jog, Brindavani Sarang — Vakra: The drone serves several purposes: Raga Bhupali is a Bhakti devotional raga and creates this mood.

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Other bansuri players who use the 7th hole include Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao and the late Pandit Panallal Ghoshwho pioneered the style and brought the bansuri to the forefront of Indian Classical Music.


So one improvised melody might make us think of romance, another might make us feel very calm and another might make its listeners feel sad. Musical notes of different series in their consecutive order of pitch within an octave form the basis of a raga.

Today it is one of the two parts of Indian classical music, with the other one being Carnatic music, which represents the music of the South.

Every new note is generally introduced slowly before really expressing that note.

Even being Indian, I haven’t found a good teacher like you here. Please let me know if you can helpthanks! In essence, Indian notes are based on naturally occuring overtones and are thus bbansuri, while the key changes required by Western Music, require scales with notes that are somewhat compromised.

This will happen many times: The underlying scale may have five, six or seven swaras. Tilak Kamod, Hameer — Mishra: See more of my videos on the indianflutemusic YouTube Channel and be sure to subscribe to the channel while you are there.

I have been inspired way more by you taga all other sources I have stumbled upon ever. Your mouth serves as the 4th point of balance. With the 7th hole closed, I get as low as teevra Ma the sharp 4thwhich is extremely useful in ragas like Yaman or Puriya. Bansuri relaxes you reduces stress clears your mind makes you happy increases imagination improves your concentration makes people around you happy improves your problem solving skills exercises your lungs, hands, and fingers provides you with free sonic therapy sessions.

Most of my recordings have been made on my Zoom H2 n handheld recorder, or even minidisc or iPhone. There is another method of writing note names, which is to capitalize all notes, but denote flats by underlining the letter, and to denote a sharp teevra Ma is the only sharp notewith a vertical bar above the note. The gat signals the percussionist to join in, so if you listen for the tabla the most common drum of northern India to begin, you’ll bansuti when the gat is being played.


It’s a website I built in Hindustani classical music is the North Indian style of music found throughout the Northern Indian subcontinent.

If you start on the 9th beat and begin the next line on the 9th beat – then well done! Ragas are based on improvisation.

Notice that each note has only one name! Are you ready to daga your flute playing to the next level! Here, we are providing many ragas with composition and improvisations through pre-composed alaap and taans, which will help the aspirants to understand and know the concepts of rendering and improvisations in a raga.

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The Raga is a framework encompassing a set bansuei rules prescribed for the melody, for the movements up and down the scale, for which notes are to be prominent, which notes or phrases are to be avoided, and so on. Finally, “High Sa” is reached by again covering the top 3 holes; notice however that now you are blowing with much more force than when you played low Sa.

What i mean too. Listening to this music transforms time and space Two benefits of this system are that 1 one can play a given melody raga using the same fingerings on any size pitch instrument – the entire melody shifts up bansuir down in key, but the feeling produced is the same; and 2 it allows the notes in Indian Music to be based on “just temperament” as opposed to the “equal temperament” scales employed in Western Music.

These notes are played over and over again throughout a performance and that is why it is important to know them.