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TECHNIQUE OF THE BANSURI

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bansuri

 

Part 1 - Introduction
Part 2 - Parts of the Bansuri
Part 3 - Technique of the Bansuri - This Page

 

This is a very brief introduction to the technique of the North Indian bansuri.

The sitting position is show below.

Sitting position

The fingering position is shown in the accompanying photograph.  Please note that the tips of the fingers are not used.  Instead, it is the flat portion of the fingers, roughly an inch in from the tips that are used.  This gives much more control when playing the half-holes (e.g., ornaments, flat notes).

Fingering position

Below are the fingerings for the notes of the Indian scale:

holes

 

 

Part 1 - Introduction
Part 2 - Parts of the Bansuri
Part 3 - Technique of the Bansuri - This Page

 

 

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