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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Tilak Kamod, Hameer — Mishra: The 7th hole combined with a roll in the flute and reduced force in my breathing enables me to play shuddh Ma the natural 4thwhich is useful in ragas Malkauns or Darbari Kanhra. The pakad also helps players identify which raga is being played.

As I mentioned before, each raga creates different emotions and feelings. Those ragas that do not follow the strict ascending or descending order of swaras are called vakra nonlinear ragas.

For example Raga Bhupali uses the following notes ascending: Notice that each note has only one name! If you are interested in learning bansuri, you will definitely find it useful! Generally the tabla player plays “theka” a relatively fixed rhytmic pattern while the instrumentalist improvises, and the tabla player solos when the instrumentalist returns to the gat.

The drone is most often using the notes “low Pa – Sa – Sa – low Sa”, though if the raga in question lacks Pa, but has shudd Ma i.

A player will play the sthayi several times and then begin to improvise before coming back to the Sthayi.

Hindustani classical music is the North Indian style of music found throughout the Northern Indian subcontinent. Thus the notes of the chromatic scale are: Examples of ragas with different types of scales: This site has been optimized for Internet Explorer 7.

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I recommend covering only one or two holes at first, or none at all. There are thousands of ragas, which are derived from the 72 possible combinations of heptatonic 7-note scales known as melakartas in southern Indiaas well as hundreds of possible combinations of hexatonic 6-note and pentatonic 5-note scales. Furthermore, ragas are traditionally played at different times of the day.

For Raga Bhupali, the vadi most important note is: With the 7th hole closed, I get as low as teevra Ma the sharp 4thwhich is extremely useful in ragas like Yaman or Puriya.

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Bansuri relaxes basnuri 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.

This video is a good start for those new to the bansuri. This if very difficult to explain, but I will do my best here. However, it should be noted that as ragas were transmitted orally from teacher to student, some ragas vary across regions, traditions and styles. Even bansurii Indian, I haven’t found a good teacher like you here.

The pakad refers to typical and generally accepted patterns of notes associated with a specific raga and which will help you to bring out the essence and full feeling of a particular ragga. Musical notes of different series in their consecutive order of pitch within an octave form the basis of a raga.

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 or 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.


Ragas differ based on their scales and their important phrases and notes. Do not attempt to cover more than the first couple holes, for bansuro any hole is not entirely closed you will get no sound whatsoever! This will happen many times: S – Sa the tonic, 1st note of any scale; played from any pitch!

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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. Now – Musicians usually explain ragas in a completely different way. So when a musician plays Raga Bhupali, he or she will play these notes longer or may start or stop on these notes. Keep doing what you are doing. A raga is more than a scale.

I use a 7th hole played with my right pinky fingerwhich enables me to play a half step lower than on a basuri flute. Ragas are based on improvisation. Malkaunsthe Ma is used instead of the Pa.

Another drone instrument is the swarpetiragw rarely heard pump organ that repeatedly plays “Sa”. Eventually the performer works his or her way up to the higher notes before finally coming back down to the home note “SA” in the lower register. After alaap, the composition begins.