Bansuri is one of the oldest known musical instruments in the world. In Indian mythology and culture the bamboo flute, also known as the bansuri has a special significance as it is the chosen instrument of the Lord Krishna, who is often, depicted playing it.

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.

This website is dedicated to

Indian Classical Flute - Bansuri

Learning Bansuri:

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 aural tradition and is very rarely written, but instead learnt directly from the teacher.

Through this website we are sharing everything that can be taught or learnt through self-guided lessons.

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.

All the alankaras needed to get accustomed to the flute are provided in text files with flute audio files for the same.

Compositions and improvisations for two ragas, Yaman and Hamsadhwani are provided in text files with flute audio files for both ragas.

Note: Please go through the contents and follow the instructions provided closely if you are complete beginner.