Alankar or Alankara means ornaments or adornments. In the context of Indian classical music, the application of an alankar is essentially to embellish or enhance the inherent beauty of the genre.

Here are some essential Alankaras needed to get accustomed to playing the flute are given. These should be practiced to gain command over playing the flute. All Alankaras given here are provided with audio files, listen to them and practice accordingly. Please go through each of them and practice before you move on to the Ragaas.