Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bansuri Blog

About my blog:
This is a blog on how to learn to play the Bansuri. The bansuri is a bamboo flute from India. I am currently learning to play from Carlos Guerra, who is an international bansuri recording artist with over 30 years of experience. This blog is intended to serve as a resource for other students of bansuri. Carlos has kindly agreed to me publishing notes and recordings from our lessons, in the hope that it will assist in the continuation of this wonderful instrument. Please feel free to post helpful information or to comment on this resource. As this is my personal blog, please do not hold Carlos responsible for any mistakes that I might have made! I will try to keep the blog up to date and accurate, but I am only human and mistakes will occur!

To navigate through the blog, please use the tabs at the top of the page. I will be updating as often as time permits, so please check back some time!

The different lengths produce different tones. The shorter the length, the higher the pitch. Shorter flutes are generally easier to play for beginners as they require less finger flexibility. A child of around 7 years is capable of learning on a C bansuri, which is around 45 cm long. Most concerts are played on low E flutes, which are a little over 75 cm long. An adult can usually begin with a G, which is around 64 cm.

For enquiries about high quality flutes, please contact me at rob.mcguinness@gmail.com

Carlos Guerra:
Carlos teaches, performs and records the bansuri internationally. He has 3 CD available, which are suitable for massage, yoga, relaxation and meditation. If you are interested in CD sales, please contact me at rob.mcguinness@gmail.com or, if you can read Spanish, you can also check his site http://carlosbansuri.com/


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