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Dr. Kerry Kriger and tabla maestro Saawan Kakkeri leading a class in Hyderabad, India.

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On this page, Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Hansadhwani, one of the most popular evening ragas from India.

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Hansadhwani Alap and Gamaks

June 14th 2020 Bansuri Bliss Members Lesson

Enjoy this lesson with Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger as he teaches Hansadhwani to Bansuri Bliss Members. Recorded live from Barra da Tijuca, Brazil.

Inspired by the following questions…

“Hi Kerry, one very general question I have is how can I improve the beauty of improvisation, creating nice melodies in alaap? Should I hear a lot of ragas all day?”
— Marcelo Bacca, Chile

“My playing keeps sounding too western. You have already helped me with this, by encouraging me to do long blows, rather than tonguing notes. And the other thing I’m doing is listening to even more ICM each day, mostly bansuri players but also sitar, etc. Is it normal for people from western backgrounds to find it harder to sound less western and more Indian when we play bansuri? What was your experience?”
— Chas Newkey-Burden, UK

Kerry Kriger Hansadhwani Lessons

Dr. Kerry Kriger enjoying a flute melody and the surroundings at Itacoatiara, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 2020.

Dear Kerry, Namaste. You are doing a splendid job to spread the Indian Music. “

– Geet Anand, India

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Hansadhwani Alap

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger performs a short alap in Hansadhwani to start off an hour long lesson. The full lesson is available inside the Bansuri Bliss Membership Site, which holds an abundance of lessons to help bansuri players play beautiful ragas.

Recorded August 1, 2019 in Charlottesville, VA

Hansadhwani Flute Tutorial

Dr. Kerry Kriger enjoying a flute melody and the surroundings at Itacoatiara, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 2020.

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Your Goal Is To Play Amazing Hansadhwani

Go deeper in your Hansadhwani learning by becoming a Bansuri Bliss Member. You will gain access to the full Hansadhwani course, in which you will learn a Hansadhwani composition, and also improvisations such as alap, taans and jhala. Perfect for beginning as well as advanced bansuri players.

Ramakanth Katti and Dr. Kerry Kriger playing bansuri in Hyderabad, early 2019.

Hamsadhwani Raga Tutorials

We are almost guaranteed to add more Hansadhwani to this page, so please do check back in the near future!

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We Hope You Enjoyed The Hansadhwani!

A couple Hansadhwani facts before we go…

Hansadhwani is sometimes spelled Hamsadhwani or Hansdhun.

Hansadhwani originated from Carnatic music (south Indian classical).

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