Bansuri literally means “bamboo musical note” from the Sanskrit “bans” (bamboo) and “swar” (musical note). Bansuri is very simple in its visibility yet producing a note ‘musical’ is very intricate. It takes years of dedication n persistence to achieve.
The Bansuri is considered to be divine and is intimately linked to lord Krishna and Radha. It is believed that when lord Krishna played his flute, the beautiful sound had a spellbinding and enthralling effect not only on men n women but also on all life forms.
Playing raga in flute is an amazing experience in itself. The tone of flute is already sweet in its nature, if we play ragas of the Indian classical music, which are ‘essence of the mood’, Both combined gives us an experience which should be experienced!
Yet, sometimes playing a single note of flute may give satisfaction.
Bansuri Flute Learning
The best way to learn to play the Bansuri is from a teacher who is able to teach you from the beginning and develop your skills and knowledge of the bamboo flute and Indian music gradually over time, thus avoiding mistakes and bad habits, all of which can be corrected by the teacher.
Skills and knowledge of the Bansuri and Indian music have been passed down from teacher to student over thousands of years and this tradition is considered to be the best and most effective way of learning and is very much alive even today. Indian music is an oral tradition and is very rarely written, but instead learned directly from the teacher.
Through this website, we are sharing some information that can be taught or learned through self-guided lessons. Furthermore, a flute aspirant can enroll himself in Regular classes with Sri A. K Karmakar. To contact Sri A. k. Karmakar Click here. Ashok kumar Karmakar is a performing Artist of Prasar Bharati (AIR, TV). Sri Karmakar is loved by his students for his passionate teaching capacity and excellence in flute and for the knowledge of in Indian Rag Sangeet. He resides in Kolkata – the cultural hub of India.
To begin with, here we are providing instructions and techniques to produce the sound, how to hold the flute and start playing the initial notes.
Compositions and improvisations for two ragas, Yaman and Hamsadhwani are provided in text files with flute audio files for both ragas.
Please go through the contents and follow the instructions provided closely if you are a complete beginner. Click here to enroll for personal class… offline or online with Sri A K Karmakar
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