A Composition in raga Hamsadhwani which is in Teen taal is given here. The Composition, Alaap and the Taans are given along with bansuri. This Yaman composition for bansuri flute is composed in Dadra taal (6 beat rhythmic cycle). In the following style this composition is played. Bansuri: raag bhupali – introduction & 1st composition. The aroha (or the ascent) is sa re ga pa dha sa’. Aroha: sa re ga pa dha sa. Bhupali is a pentatonic raga.

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Flute Compositions & Ragas

Click the bansiri to download the PDF. I like the way you explain the basic concepts, notes and then run through the notes slowly. Hansadhwani is a common evening melody that is especially popular with flute players due to its relatively easy fingering. At that time I did not know anyone who could teach bansuri nor did I know where to get a proper bansuri so I did my best imitating the effect on western flute which I have played since I was 13 years old.

Indian Flute Compositions | Bansuri | Raga

Why do I have it as a PDF versus a printed book? Beginners will find the introduction to Indian Classical Music which includes an explanation on how to read Indian Music notation very useful, while advanced musicians will enjoy learning new ragas, taan structures and complex rhythmic patterns.

In fact, I am now working on some western classical flute literature on the bansuri such as the J. It should be noted that the Bansuri of North Indian music also known bsnsuri Hindustani music is quite different than the Bansuri used in South Indian music also comppositions as Carnatic music.

Kerry Kriger’s Guide To Indian Classical Music: Book Series

It is such a delight to write about the W onderous Bansuri of North Indian music. This is an absolutely indispensable tool for anybody interested in Indian Classical Music. This was George’s second lesson, and I did not tell him the scale or composiyions we were playing until after we had played alap for ten full minutes.


Hansadhwani Lesson 1 One of my students, George, came by for his second flute lesson. This site has been optimized for Internet Explorer 7. With the extensive recordings and touring of Hariprasad Chaurasiathe North Indian bansuri is now known all over the world as a special instrument with unique expressive abilities.

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Get on the mailing list This instrument is known to display the beauty of very slow and meditative forms known as alap in North Indian music as well as very fast and complicated passages. The word Bansuri is actually the conjunction of two words — Baans bamboo and Sur musical note. Each book in the series will focus on a particular raga melody. This site has been optimized for Internet Explorer 7.

Compositions will be incorporated into each book. It makes it easier to watch and learn.

Hansadhwani Flute Lesson | Compositions

Post navigation Paul Horn: I am not looking to be a professional, just want to be able to play meditative ragas to relax and appreciate the beauty and simplicity of this music and instrument. We also provide first class Bansuri from renown flutmaker Subhash Thakur. The first book will teach you how to play bamboo flute, from scratch, regardless of your experience level, and will cover all the major concepts that I incorporate into my flute playing.

These books will be a a fabulous tool to help you learn bamboo flute! There are two varieties of bansuri: Thankfully, due to the internet and YouTube, many good recordings and demonstrations of the Bansuri can be seen or heard, for example http: This will be an absolutely indispensable tool for anybody interested in Indian Classical Music.


The book will be in PDF form so you can download it right away. Kerry Kriger teaches Jog Enjoy the video!

Digital copies are easy to travel with, so you can take your book anywhere and load it to your phone, tablet or computer for easy access while laying in bed or practicing your instrument. Thank you so much! Hansadhwani Introduction Hansadhwani is a common evening melody that is especially popular with flute players due to its relatively easy fingering.

It can be said that much of the effect of Indian music can still be made on a western flute, but also it is true that the nuance and effect is more profound on the actual bansuri.

Where I live there are no bansuri instructors.

Because my background is also in western classical music as well as jazz and other forms, I have begun playing the Bansuri in many musical contexts. I knew he enjoyed listening to Hansadhwani, so I taught him this lesson you can download the full, unedited mp3 by clicking the link; right-click to download. I have never found a functional way to convey the intricacies of Indian Classical Music notation using computer software, and thus the compositions are compositkons.

So it’s a banuri situation. This much deeper tone and the great expansion of technique developed originally by Pannalal Ghosh has made the bansuri into the very well respected instrument it is today within the classical music world of North Indian music.