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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Marwa or Puriyaone could use Sa, Ni, or Dha as the first note, depending on their preference.

Higher notes are produced by successively lifting fingers and blowing slightly harderand lower notes are produced by successively closing fingers and blowing slightly less forcefully. Thus the notes of the chromatic scale are: S – Sa the tonic, 1st note of any scale; played from any pitch! For example Raga Bhupali uses the following notes ascending: If you start on the 9th beat and begin the next line on the 9th beat – then well done!

What i mean too. Some ragas are played in early morning and other in the evening after sunset etc. The first note tonic of any scale in Indian Music is called “Sa”. Those ragas that do not follow the strict ascending or descending order of swaras are called vakra nonlinear ragas.

The “Sthayi” which is the first part of the composition ragaa is a central and dominant part of the composition, played many bansjri and which allows us to express the lower register; and the second part called the “Antara” which allows us to explore the higher register and then come baansuri to the lower register and go back to the beginning of ragx sthayi.


The bansuri is a transverse side-blown bamboo flute from northern India. Thanks for your support!

Everything on the site is free. Many ragas share the same scale. The performer then gradually works his or her way up through the notes, introducing the next note up but then coming back down. Also, if you own a recording studio and want to record me, let’s talk! The slow introductory section, called “alap”, lacks rhythm and is entirely improvised. It may take several days before a new player can get a consistent sound, but once you have rwga, you have it forever, so fight through the first few days!

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A raga is more than a scale. Keep uploading your video.

An interesting aspect of the raga is that the compositions used in each raga are not fixed, and anybody can compose their own gat for a raga, given that the main framework of the raga its scale, important phrases, important notes, etc Please sign up for the Indian Flute Music mailing list so I can keep you informed rraga it becomes rata This site has been optimized for Internet Explorer 7.

Your mouth serves as the 4th point of balance. In a full length classical piece, there are usually two gats, the first is slow to medium tempo, and when this finishes, a fast gat is played, usually using a different composition and a different rhythm.

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Malkaunsthe Ma is used instead of the Pa. Even being Indian, I haven’t found a good teacher like you here. Examples of ragas with different types of scales: 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.

Jog, Brindavani Sarang — Vakra: Do not attempt to cover more than the first couple holes, for if any hole is not entirely closed you will get no sound whatsoever!


Furthermore, ragas are traditionally played at different times of the day. While those are all better than Sony Walkmans, I’d rather be recording with higher tech gear! How to play the composition: Basic Foundation Swaras and symbolic notation Basic Flute structure. Each melody in Indian Classical Music is called a raga. A raga is basically a melody produced by playing a set of specific notes and adhering to certain rules. 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.

Nowadays these rules are not always followed however. Now let’s bring a small composition together for Raga Bhupali sometimes also spelt bhoopali or called Bhoop.

Thus, a raga is a ragx arrangement of notes and melodic movements. The composition below is based on Teental 16 beats are played on the tabla so if using your computer or ipod you can set this to teental.

The performance will eventually gain in speed and become more and more intense. The new website will allow users to register, log in, upload and share their own music; and have far more bansudi, mp3s, videos, tutorials, forum, social networking ability, etc Raga Bhupali is traditionally played in the evening between 6pm to 9pm. Now – Musicians usually explain ragas in a completely different way.