Biggest Folk Transverse Bass Flute 31" (74 cm). GG Indian Bansuri + Manual + Intro Ragas CD + 11" Trainer flute. Unbeatable Value!

Exceptional bass overtones that only an authentic bamboo flute of these dimensions can provide. Not the easiest of fingering but the most divine sound in the world: click on sample links below!

The North Indian bansuri is a side-blown flute invented in this century by Pannalal Ghosh. It is made of single jointed, thin-walled bamboo and is tuned to an untempered chromatic scale. The Bansuri has a range of approximately three octaves. The best Bansuris are made of rare Sunderbans bamboo reeds and are almost invariably hand made. The seven-hole bansuri featured here is the closest Indian equivalent of the western bass flute. the lovely woody flavour to the bass makes it a truly amazing and other-worldly sound

The bansuri is striking in both its simplicity and richness. Originally a folk instrument, the bansuri has evolved a dazzling classical repertoire and found its way into the contemporary jazz and world music scene.

The Indian bass flute produces some of the world's most melodic and melancholic music. It's a great new instrument to learn and even amateurs can derive terrific joy and comfort from this elegant instrument with heavenly soul-soothing sounds.

To hear how the Western world has adapted the flute in some wonderful fusion music,
click here to download recording. For a Hindustani Classical flute recital, click here

On sale here is a classic artiste-signed 30" GG concert grade Bansuri. Each of our instruments is individually tuned and is carefully roasted and sanded. The wood looks messy and burnt but this treatment makes the fragile raw bamboo reed to last for years and prevents cracking. The rustic look of this flute is more than compensated by an absolutely divine sound and one of the lowest puffs of any flute. It's a great new instrument to learn, and very easy to control. A training booklet and a classical Hari Prasad Chaurasia CD accompany the sale.

Flute Specifications: GG# (Bass), Tonic E/G# key, Length 30 inches depending on exact note. (The tonic of the bansuri is the note sounded when 3 finger holes are closed. 6 holes closed determines the key. The same flute may be referred to by either its tonic or key.)

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Contents

Types of Flute, Pitch of Flute,Handing of Flute, Positions of playing on Bansuri, Notes on Bansuri, Half Tone Notes, Sharp Note, Octave Position in Bansuri, Positions of Notes on Bansuri, Position of Notes of Fixing Sa Notes on other holes, Lengths of Flute, Method of Producing Tune on Flute, Music Notation for Bansuri, Tal Kahrva, Teen Taal, Bilawal Thata, 10 Points for the beginners, Full Tone Not Exercise, Half Tone Note Exercise, Sharp Note Exercise, Full Tone Note System, Tune Rag Bilawal, Half Tone Note System, Tune Rag Asawari, Sharp Note System, Tune Rag Yaman, Tune of Band, Film songs with Notations, Songs for Practice without Notation, Shahnai, Pungi, English Flute

 

Tone Note Exercise, Sharp Note Exercise, Full Tone Note System, Tune Rag Bilawal, Half Tone Note System, Tune Rag Asawari, Sharp Note System, Tune Rag Yaman, Tune of Band, Film songs with Notations, Songs for Practice without Notation, Shahnai, Pungi, English Flute