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Warm Up Playalongs
These warm ups are designed especially for the Bansuri in a way that you can play all the notes from high to low. The reason is that in this way you consequently add ONLY ONE THING AT A TIME. Play
TRANSCRIPTION: Raag Kirvani (Kirwani) in 16beats by H.Chaurasia
Here is a nice composition by Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia. It is a great one to learn, as the structure is straight forward (4×4), and the scale of Raag Kirvani (Kirwani) can be related to the western “Harmonic Minor”. Here the
Raag Kirwani – transcript & playalong (16beats comp. by H.Chaurasia)
Intonation Experiments with Overtones
Hello you’all, here I want to show you not only a video with me experimenting with some Raag in combination with the natural overtone series, but also invite you to experiment by yourself. Further, this is really “experimental”, it is
Hindustani Music, North Indian Classical
Raag, Taal & Bandishes For specific material on North Indian Classical Music, Hindustani Music, I have an extra website. You find all the basic information on taal (tala, rhythm), raag (raga, the melodic systrems), a collection of bandishes and more.
Basic Western Theory: The Ionian System
A brief and quick explanation on how to harmonize a major scale, how the chords on each note is created and how all the modes emerge out of this. This is the first mode, Ionian. It is the base
The 12 Keys & The Cycle of 5th in Western Music
Here’s a most basic and shortest explanation of the “Cycle of 5th” and how the 12 Keys in Western Music are created from each other. One of the most fundamental difference between all kind of Western Music (Classical, Jazz, Rock/Pop,
This is to explain the essential theory behind Harmonic Minor in a very brief way. For you to understand this it is necessary to know what it means to harmonize a scale. This you should have worked through with the
Bansuri and Western Notation (Video and Blogpost)
Here I show you the advantages of the F-Flute, when it comes to Western Music. Alternatively, we can also transpose sheet music accordingly when using any other flute than the F one, in order to use the same system. Let’s
Bansuri Finger Chart
Including the fingering for the highest octave and explanation of note-names in terms of the Classical Indian Music, but also the Western System used in Jazz Music. In case you want to learn to read western music on the Bansuri,
Bansuri Hints for beginners: Which size to choose
A very common question. The Bansuri is available in very different sizes, the lower the pitch the bigger the flute. In this video I discuss the advantages and disadvantages of E, C and A of the North Indian Bamboo flutes
Bansuri Hints for Beginners: Get in tune with less struggle!
Know about the nature of tuning, avoid unnecessary efforts and focus on the essentials. The Bansuri is an instrument that cannot be tuned. The Bansuri maker did this for you. But still the pitch can change dramatically by the way
Raag Bhoopali (Bhupali) in A (434Hz) and 22 shruti tuning
Here a short “Follow Me” in A (23 cents lower than standard calibration), where I use the 22 shruti tuning. The last minutes in the video is a tanpura sound only for you to experiment. The Raag is Bhoopali (Bhupali).
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