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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What is C and D I didn’t able to understand please answer me anybody.

Its same like blowing in the pen’s cap in our school days. They can be played at varying speeds once mastered to ornament the music but as a beginner you should learn them as slowly as possible because this will train your brain and equip you better for playing them faster later.

I got all the alankaras, notaionn from only this website. Furthermore, the notation system is based on finger position, rather than tone. From the below information you will understand which all surs can be played in which all octaves.

Thibaud Cloarec March 2, at 6: But i would like to suggest you one thing that please get a teacher to learn Bansuri.

I am not being able to play Pa Dha Ni as i have to blow it harder and i am not being able to get a clear sound from my flute. So when you play this sequence of notes you will play Sa Re Ga then you will tap your finger on and off the grace note, in this case the Re hole very quickly then playing Ga normally. Radhika Sharma April 27, at To begin with, do not worry about covering any holes on the flute.


I love the bansuri very much and think about it constantly and practice every day. When used normally, the water flows out at a moderate speed, but if you close the hole partially at the end of the hose, the water comes flying out very quickly.

The notes are not measured in pitch hertzbut are in relation to the first note.

Key is not a constraint. Anonymous February 5, at 9: You explained octaves clearly.

I will call back. By doing this, your are filling your lungs up with as much air as possible and then slowly releasing. I don’t want to become vague and diffused in my study by bnsuri selecting other instruments like a child.

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The notes in red with an apostrophe before them are notes in the low register or octave. A good way to imagine this is by thinking of a garden hose. Hello, I am over 50 and cannot play a note on the bansuri for 30 seconds. Once you are comfortable with the bansuri you start with then slowly advance to the next bansuri for example say people with C can try A and people with A can try G and people with G note can try F.

But sometimes scales will call for this note to played totally open. These are the seven surs in Bansuri.

In case you are still not finding the right tone then please have a look basica the below link it baneuri help. Avinash Mishra 8 August at You literally tap the hole of the note – on and off very quickly. It is far more important to get a sound first before we try to cover the holes and learn the notes. I prefer the sound of the bansuri. Watch this just for sec atleast https: 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”.


Learn To Play Bansuri: Basics

Songs can be played on any bansuri, regardless of flute length. This is notated as ‘ M ‘. Below ‘X’ means the hole is closed and ‘0’ means the hole is open, ‘D’ means the hole is half covered and O is the blowing hole.

This is possible because ‘hertz’ are measurable units of vibrations per second. Until and unless a guruyou can’t play flute well. Even though this scale is notated without lower or upper octave marks, on bansuri, the first 4 notes are made by blowing the lower octave, but to reach the next 3 notes you will have to alter your embouchure to find the next octave for those finger positions.

Doesn’t this makes the image redundant.