Know Your Raga - Your complete guide to Indian Classical Music
Know Your Raga - Your complete guide to Indian Classical Music

Bansuri Lessons

Playing your first note

Bansuri - First Note

The first step is to get a clean tone out of your flute. I'm sure, at some point or the other, you would have tried blowing into a bottle or a pen cap. More...

How to hold the flute

Image: Gripping the bansuri

If you are right handed then you would use the left hand to cover the top three holes of the flute and the right hand for the bottom three or four holes depending upon what style of playing you follow. More...

Playing different notes (The Sargam)

Image: Playing the sargam

Now that you know how to grip the bansuri and get clean sound out of it, you can start playing different notes on the instrument. More...

Practicing Alankaars

Image: Playing alankaars

The literal meaning of the word Alankaar in hindi is 'ornament'. These are exercises based on scales and rhythm. Most Indian musicians spends many hours practicing alankaars everyday. More...