In smaller flute you have to blow harder, in bigger ones grip is comparatively difficult. So start with a medium one. You have to have some basic knowledge of . For learning the basics of Bansuri there is a channel in youtube by Himanshu Nanda (Disciple of Pandit hari Prasad Chourasia). This is pretty good for. Beginning level instruction on the art of the bansuri (bamboo flute) by flute master G.S. Sachdev.

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Some spend their whole life and never feel they can produce sweetness with their flute while others can do it naturally, even without a guru. This first step concentrates on getting the sound. If you are a beginner, then first you have to select a Bansuri which suits your hand.

Please update about the mistakes you encountered too. I learnt it from my guru ji That’s more than sufficient: Below ‘X’ means the hole is closed and ‘0’ means the hole bansur open, ‘D’ means the hole is half covered and O is the blowing hole.

The same amount of water is baics out of the hose, but because the opening through which the water must pass is smaller, the water accelerates. Reaching the notes in the higher register can be more difficult.

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There are 7 main surs in Bansuri namely: In order to use the full capacity of your lungs, it is necessary to use abdominal breathing which is similar to a technique for breath control used in yoga called “pranayama”. The tuning we will learn afterwards. I am so bansuir because I may not be able to play bansuri well because of that condition.


To begin with, do not worry about covering any holes on the flute. Anonymous 3 September at And also my bansuro says it is DD what does it mean?

Learn To Play Bansuri: Basics

Furthermore, the notation system is based on finger position, rather than tone. Rohan Jais 27 February at Happiness, agony, pain, disgust, anger, sorrow- everything can be related through the different kinds of music. Raise the flute so that the blowing hole is in front of gasics lips and aligned with them.

This is normal when you are a beginner because beginners tend to blow without using the full basis of their lungs and they also tend to blow too hard.

When the hole is bwsics opened that is known as Teevra Ma. Lower, Medium and Higher. Tighten your lips as much as possible so that the air is flowing fast through a very small hole in your lips. Rushab Dave 15 August at I don’t want to become vague and diffused in my study by randomly selecting other instruments like a child.

These sequences are called “Alankaar” or “Palta” in Hindi and mean “Ornamentation” or patterns of notes. You can definitely relate all of your emotions with the help of music.

If you go back and read it properly you might understand what i am trying to say. Hello, I am over 50 and cannot play a note on the bansuri for 30 seconds. I also have asthma.

This is really great post to give basic idea for beginners about flute. These flutes are short enough for most beginners to be able to play.

Put your hand on your belly and take a deep breath so that your belly begins to stick out. Instruments such as Piano or Harmonium can cover all the surs in all the three octaves. I am also a student of Bansuri, but just a bit experiences then you what you said that you are a fresher. It is also possible to practice these alankaars with grace notes. For best music samples and loops on Indian Flutes visit mangoloops. Deepak Pishey 22 November at Matt Dubuque 21 June at The air also needs to be more focused with the air flowing faster.


The idea is here is just to hold the flute up to your mouth so the the blowing hole is under your lips.

Key is not a constraint. Anonymous February 5, at 9: RebelAngel Killer62 February 12, at 1: What are your thoughts? On this website I will use an underline for lower octaves ‘ pa’small letters of Medium Octaves ‘sa’ and capital letters for Higher octaves ‘SA’. When you play, you must learn how to breathe in quickly, using your abdomen and then release the air slowly.

Above you stated all the seven SUR cannot be played by Bansuri I didn’t got the meaning of this, please clarify. In following ways we can play the above seven surs. Just try to produce the sound by keeping the blow hole below the lower lip or on the lower end which produces sound.

I will call back. I demonstrate the exercises in videos below on a G bass bazics.