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How does a Bansuri (bamboo flute) produce sound

How does a Bansuri (bamboo flute) produce sound

The flute is a relatively simple instrument in terms of its design which is primarily a long tube with holes. Technically the flute belongs to the woodwind family of instruments. According to wikipedia –...

Indian Sargam Vs Western Notes

Indian Sargam Vs Western Notes

Following chart may come handy while translating western notes of any tune or song into Indian Sargam, and vice-versa. Scale C D E F G A B Indian Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha...

There is only one Tivra swar

There is only one Tivra swar

Many people, especially those who have just picked up learning flute, have a doubt that blowing harder on flute might produce Tivra sound for any note. This is not correct. Blowing harder produces sound of...

How to read Indian notations

How to read Indian notations

The SARGAM (Indian notations) posted in this website are arranged in the following manner.  Readers can take a clue from it and decipher the notations.  The following is how generally the Indian notations are...