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
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
Very often we rush into the practice with the feeling that we do not have enough time to master everything we want. No wonder, because the things to master are endless – that is the nature of all true arts
Here is a list of very useful software tools that I use. You can browse for them at the PlayStore (Android) or the AppStore (Apple): Audipo An audio-player with speed and pitch change funktions. Also you can set bookmarks within
This is a collection of classical recordings from the Master players of Hindustani Music (North Indian Music), which is worth to listen to, and which I also will use as subject in my teachings. The recordings streamed below are very
This is a “Follow Me” video for total beginners. I play easy phrases and make a pause for you to repeat it. In this video I did use only the “default scale” of the flute: S R G M P
presented by “Divine Arts” in Auroville: Divine Arts is a new activity in Auroville. It should become an umbrella for all sort of performing artists who connect with the values and meaning of Auroville, to provide a space for collaboration
Hindustani Classical (North Indian) Music on Bansuri & Tabla. Live every Sunday & Tuesday at “Dharma Swasti” near Auroville. Free Donation!
This is a beginner-friendly session, teaching some easy phrases in the scale of Raag Yaman in the classical way. scale (up & down the same): S R G M P D N S. All natural, but Shuddh Ma! Below the
This is classical teaching session I am using some phrases in the scale of Raag Bhoopali. scale (up & down the same): S R G P D S Below the video you can find the audio only for all 12
This 12min video lesson gives you a brief introduction to the scale of Raag Bhoopali, which is a Pentatonic Scale, the Tintaal, a 16beat cycle (similar to 4x 4/4 bars) and a basic method to practice scales in groups of