Here some playtalong tracks to train the chromatic notes on the bansuri. This is purely technical and mainly to enhance your intonation, as playing chromatic notes is one of the most difficult things on the Bansuri. There are more musical
This tune is ideal to learn for beginners who just succeeded to get all the basic notes out of the flute. Below a recording on an A Flute (Hindustani System). It is a melody from China, unknown composer, but many
3/4 – swing 4/4 – straight 4/4 – swing
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These warm ups are designed especially for the Bansuri in a way that you can play all the notes from high to low. The reason is that in this way you consequently add ONLY ONE THING AT A TIME. Play
Here is a nice composition by Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia. It is a great one to learn, as the structure is straight forward (4×4), and the scale of Raag Kirvani (Kirwani) can be related to the western “Harmonic Minor”. Here the
Hello you’all, here I want to show you not only a video with me experimenting with some Raag in combination with the natural overtone series, but also invite you to experiment by yourself. Further, this is really “experimental”, it is
Raag, Taal & Bandishes For specific material on North Indian Classical Music, Hindustani Music, I have an extra website. You find all the basic information on taal (tala, rhythm), raag (raga, the melodic systrems), a collection of bandishes and more.
A brief and quick explanation on how to harmonize a major scale, how the chords on each note is created and how all the modes emerge out of this. This is the first mode, Ionian. It is the base
Here’s a most basic and shortest explanation of the “Cycle of 5th” and how the 12 Keys in Western Music are created from each other. One of the most fundamental difference between all kind of Western Music (Classical, Jazz, Rock/Pop,
This is to explain the essential theory behind Harmonic Minor in a very brief way. For you to understand this it is necessary to know what it means to harmonize a scale. This you should have worked through with the
Here I show you the advantages of the F-Flute, when it comes to Western Music. Alternatively, we can also transpose sheet music accordingly when using any other flute than the F one, in order to use the same system. Let’s
Including the fingering for the highest octave and explanation of note-names in terms of the Classical Indian Music, but also the Western System used in Jazz Music. In case you want to learn to read western music on the Bansuri,
A very common question. The Bansuri is available in very different sizes, the lower the pitch the bigger the flute. In this video I discuss the advantages and disadvantages of E, C and A of the North Indian Bamboo flutes
Know about the nature of tuning, avoid unnecessary efforts and focus on the essentials. The Bansuri is an instrument that cannot be tuned. The Bansuri maker did this for you. But still the pitch can change dramatically by the way