Two instructional video-lessons for beginners: 1. Body & Finger Position (4:44 min) 2. Playing the First Notes (4:25 min) Please use the navigation function under the player. Flute: F For updates and new releases, please sign-up for the The Newsletter
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
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
Here I show you the advantages to ether transpose your sheet music, or choose an F-Flute to have the easiest time to read music written in western notation. First of all, the standard flute in Hindustani Classical Music is the
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,
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
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
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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Here is my most recent solution to the problem to get a mostly pure and unprocessed sound through the messenger services. Unfortunately, most clients like “WhatsApp”, “Signal”, “Skype” and others do not support native sound, but this we need for
Here is a very brief introduction about to learn creating a good sound on the Indian Bamboo Flute, the Bansuri. For more details on the procedure, please also read the article “Sound – Dynamic – Intonation”. Flute: E (standard
Here a quite basic bandish in two variations. The second one was typically played by Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia and others in medium up time, and in green there is a first idea for a tihai for each. Try it out!
Some times I do have the feeling that there is still a majority of people who believe that a person is either “gifted” or not, and therefore one “has it” and can do it (whatever subject or specific skill we
Tricky topic, and relevant to ALL real arts: Thing will get really well only if we also can let go. But this within the field of constant practice, and diligently facing upcoming obstacles with some discipline. All real arts are
The first and main difficulties, when you start learn to play the flute, especially the Indian Bamboo Flute, the Bansuri, are: 1. getting a good sound (or in the very beginning getting any kind of sound at all!) 2. getting