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Alankars (Set # 2)

Let’s practice some Alankars on Bansuri:

Aaroh and Avroh: 6 notes each

.P .N .D S .N   | R S’ D N P D M
.D S .N R S G  | N P D M P G
.N R S G R M  | D M P G M R
S G R M G P   | P G M R G S
R M G P M D  | M R G S R .N
G P M D P N  | G S R .N S .D
M D P N D S’ | R .N S .D .N .P

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How to read SARGAM notations

  • CAPITAL LETTERS = Shuddh Swars (Pure Notes)
  • small letters = Komal Swars (Flat Notes)
  • A Note with # [hash] = Tivra Swar 
  • Letter/Alphabet ONLY = Medium Pitch/Normal blow on flute
  • Letter/Alphabet PRECEDED BY a ” . ” [full stop] or  a ” , ” [comma] = Low Pitch/Softer blow on flute
  • Letter/Alphabet FOLLOWED BY a ‘ [single quote] = High Pitch/harder blow on flute
  • Notes in { } = “murki” or “khatka” which have to be played very fast without any pause
  • A Note in ( ) = “kann swar” has to be just touched before moving on to the next note
  • A “~” between two Notes = “Meend”. That is, you have to glide from one note to another slowly to produce that wavy effect.
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