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Beginner Bansuri Courses

Learn the fundamentals of bansuri and Indian classical music. New bansuri players should take this course first.

In this mini-course by Dr. Kerry Kriger, you will gain the knowledge to properly choose a bansuri and bansuri maker. Get a list of recommended flute makers.

Bhoopali is one of India’s most popular evening ragas. Learn scales, compositions, taans, ornaments, alankars and more.

Kalyan is an important scale that every bansuri player must know. Learn scales, ornaments, alankars and more.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger leads real bansuri beginners through a four week initiation into the world of bansuri and ragas.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger answers an array of questions received from bansuri students from around the world.

Bilawal is the most commonly used scale on the planet and thus is incredibly important for any musician to know. In Western music it is known as the major scale.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches the evening raga Nagaswaravali, with compositions and improvisations for bansuri. Learn the scale, alap, compositions, taans and more.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger provides ideas on how to maximize the impact of your bansuri practice and ensure you improve as rapidly as possible.

Intermediate Bansuri Courses (Level 1)

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Amrit Varshni, a relatively rare evening raga that is popular with bansuri players.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Bhinna Shadja, an evening raga. Learn the scale of the raag, plus alap, compositions, taans, alankars and more.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Durga, a well-known evening raga from northern India. Durga uses a pentatonic scale and has a peaceful feel. In this course, Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches exercises, compositions and improvisations that are perfect for any musician interested in Indian classical music.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Gorakh Kalyan, an evening raga from northern India. Learn the scale, compositions and improvisations.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Hansadhwani, one of the most popular evening ragas from India. In this course, you will learn a Hansadhwani composition, and also improvisations such as alap, taans and jhala. Perfect for beginning as well as advanced bansuri players.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Hansa Nad, a raga both old and rare. The scale is quite simple to play, making this a good raga for beginners.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Janasamohini (that which mesmerizes the people). In this course, you will learn a composition in rupak taal, as well as taans and scale exercises. Perfect for any bansuri player comfortable with Komal Ni…or wanting to improve it.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Shivaranjani, a popular evening raga. Great for learning to play Komal Ga.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Vachaspati, an evening raga that is perfect for bansuri players getting started with Komal Ni.

Intermediate Bansuri Courses (Level 2)

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Bhimpalasi, a late afternoon raga. Learn the scale of the raag, plus alap, compositions, taans, exercises and more.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Brindavani Sarang, a raga for the early afternoon. Learn the scale of the raag, plus alap, compositions, taans, exercises and more.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Boopkali, a rare evening raga related to (but not be confused with) Bhoopali.. Learn some extremely useful exercises to improve your sense and conception of rhythm.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Desh, a well-known evening raga from northern India. Learn the scale, compositions and taans.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches raag Jhinjoti, an mellow evening raga from northern India. In these tutorials, you will learn the scale, important phrases, vadi, samvadi and compositions.

Jog

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Jog, a popular nighttime melody from northern India. Learn the scale, compositions, and improvisations.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Kafi, a springtime raga. Kafi has both shuddh and komal Ni, and shuddh and Komal Ga. Learn how to use each correctly.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches the evening raga Kalavati, an “off-balance” raga that has two notes in the lower tetrachord and four in the upper.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Madhukauns, a night time raga from northern India. Learn the scale, compositions in different taals (rhythms) and improvisations.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Madhuvanti, a late afternoon raga from northern India. Learn the scale, exercises, compositions and improvisations.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Nat Hans, a beautiful and rarely heard raga.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Tilak Kamod, a popular evening raga. Learn the scale, alap, compositions, taans and more.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Yaman, one of India’s most popular evening ragas.

Intermediate Bansuri Courses (Level 3)

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Hindol, a very old morning/springtime raga.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Gujri Todi, a morning raga with a distinctly non-Western feel.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches the night time raga Kirwani. Learn the scale of the raag, plus alap, compositions, taans, alankars and more.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Malkauns, one of India’s most popular late night ragas. Learn the scale of the raag, plus alap, compositions, taans, alankars and more.

Advanced Bansuri Courses

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Ahir Bhairav, a sunrise raga from northern India. Learn the scale of the raag, plus alap, compositions, taans, alankars and more.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches the morning raga Bairagi, also known as Bairagi Bhairav. Learn the scale, vadi, samvadi, compositions and important phrases.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Bhairav, a well-known morning raga.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Bhairavi, one of India’s most beloved morning ragas. Learn the scale of the raag, plus alap, compositions, taans, exercises and more.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches the morning raga Bhoopali Todi. Learn the scale, vadi, samvadi and compositions in different rhythms (talas).

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches raag Lalit, a sunrise raga from northern India. Learn the scale, important phrases, and a composition in jhaptal.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches raag Mian Malhar, one of India’s most popular ragas of the monsoon season. Commonly attributed to the 17th century court musician Mian Tansen, the raga is also known as Miyan ki Malhar. Learn compositions, taans, jor and jhala.

Assorted Collection

A collection of recordings from Bansuri Bliss group lessons that could not find a home in any other of the other Bansuri Bliss Academy courses.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches classical rhythms of north and south India. Taals, tala, konnakol, tabla, mridangam, pakhawaj, laya.

Bansuri Care And Maintenance is a mini-course by Dr. Kerry Kriger aimed at providing bansuri players with the knowledge to properly care for their bansuri.

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger provides some general knowledge related to recording, mixing and producing music. Microphones, hardware, software.

Random Fun Stuff is a collection of fun musical stuff that just didn’t fit anywhere else on the site!

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