Alankar : Set-1

Alankars are extremely useful way of getting perfection in playing bansuri. play as much as you can. Alankars are like warm up exercises that prepares your senses to become musically active so that you can play flawless music.

I’m writing below some Alankars that I play on Bansuri.  However, these can be played on any other instrument as well.

.P.D.NS       S’NDP
.D.NSR        NDPM
.NSRG        DPMG
SRGM         PMGR
RGMP        MGRS
GMPD        GRS.N
MPDN        RS.N.D
PDNS’        S.N.D.P

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    Hey Hi
    Its good site for beginners .
    i have query S TO M (SRGM) & P TO S (PDNS) FLOW is easy n quick. But how to jump M to P or P to M?? is there any trick??its difficult to jump one to another in continuous streaming.

    1. mark

      Following Alankar is useful in playing Ma, Pa and Dha smoothly on Bansuri:

      M P D P | M D P D | P M P D | M P M
      M P M D | P M P D | P D M P | D P M

  2. t nagaraju

    what is lower higher and medium octave please explain

    1. mark

      We talk in Middle octave
      We shout in Higher octave
      We murmur in Lower octave

      While playing flute when we normally blow, we play in middle octave.
      When we play with more force, we play high octave.
      When we play with soft air pressure, we play low octave

  3. Anubhav

    With all respect,
    This is Anubhav. I dont have much knowledge about music. I have purchased a bamboo flute from local vendor. He gave it to me saying for beginner. It’s written there FF on flute. It has a blowing hole and six music holes. Seventh hole is not there.

    It will be nice if you can help me identify the first note of my flute,i.e., SA, present on which music hole.

    1. mark

      Thanks for your query.

      Closing only the top 3 holes with your fingers and blowing gently into the blowing hole produces SA on Bansuri.

  4. ankit kumar

    my capacity of air blow is very low how to improve

    1. mark

      Before i answer your query, i need the following information:
      1. How old are you?
      2. Since when are you playing flute?
      3. Which type of flute do you use?

  5. Shant Manu

    What is the meaning of . in the notations.
    I understand ‘ but . don’t understand full stop
    Can someone help

    1. mark

      I use full stop or comma before a letter to denote Lower Octave. Thanks.

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