Dr. Kerry Kriger

Namaste! I am the Founder & President of Bansuri Bliss and have been studying, recording, performing and teaching bansuri since 1996. I spent ten enjoyable years learning the intricacies of raga and bansuri from the legendary flute player Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao. I have also studied tabla Hindustani vocal music, as well as guitar and western music. I regularly perform around the world, and you may hear the sounds of my bamboo flute on a beach at sunset or filling the air of a mountain valley.

Yaman Tutorials For Bansuri

Kerry Kriger Yaman

Yaman is a popular evening raga from northern India. On this page you can learn how to play Yaman on bansuri or the instrument of your choice. Lessons taught by Dr. Kerry Kriger, who learned Yaman from Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao.

The Definitive Guide To Bhoopali

kerry kriger bhopali tutorial

I am very excited to teach you all about Bhoopali (also known as Bhopali or Bhupali), an ancient raga from northern India. It is one of the five oldest known melodies. Raag Bhoopali is an evening raga and on this page you will learn how to play the scale, some exercises, composition and a whole lot more. Perfect for bansuri, vocalists, violinists and other instruments. Enjoy!

The 7th Hole On Bansuri

Vijay Raghav Rao 7th Hole

Have you ever wondered what the 7th hole on the bansuri is for? Or how you can actually play it, since sometimes it seems like its just too far away? If so then you are in the right place! While most bansuri players in the world play six hole style, there are a small number of flute players whose playing includes regular use of the 7th hole. I am one of them!

Join The 2020 Bansuri Bliss India Immersion

Bansuri Bliss India Immersion 2020

We invite you to join the 2020 Bansuri Bliss India Immersion, a travel experience like no other, designed specifically for bansuri players and lovers of north Indian classical music! ​The 2020 Bansuri Bliss India Immersion will take place over the course of two weeks​ in Hyderabad, India, a city with a rich musical history.

Musicians: Let’s Jam

Musicians Lets Jam

Are you a musician with skills? Do you like to jam, experiment or collaborate on innovative musical projects? I travel a lot and like to play music with people when I’m on the road. So if you want to jam, please fill out this form so I can add you to my database…then when I end up in your country or state, hopefully we’ll make some music!

Vijay Raghav Rao

Vijay Raghav Rao bansuri master

Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao was at the forefront of classical Indian music for six decades. Vijayji was born in India in 1925 and played the bamboo flute since he was a child. He conducted the music for India’s Independence celebration at the Red Fort in Delhi in 1947, and scored the music for many films. He toured and recorded with tabla masters such as Ustad Alla Rakha, Pandit Anindo Chaterjee and Ustad Sabir Khan, and taught the art of bansuri to many students, including G.S. Sachdev, Ronu Majumdar and Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger.

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