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Bansuri Bliss Holiday Bash

Do you love bansuri music? If so, plan to join Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and fellow bansuri enthusiasts the last week of December each year for the Bansuri Bliss Holiday Bash!

In December we will announce the date, time and registration info for the 2022 Bansuri Bliss Holiday Bash, which is free to attend and takes place online.

On this page you can also enjoy recordings of past Holiday Bash celebrations.

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If you enjoy the videos on this page, then we encourage you to become a Bansuri Bliss Member and gain access to an array of benefits that will result in you playing bansuri with more freedom and beauty than you ever imagined possible.

Recordings Of The December 30th, 2021 Bansuri Bliss Holiday Bash

In this video, Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Janasamohini Arhythmic Scale Exercises during the inaugural Bansuri Bliss Holiday Bash. You will also hear several other ragas, including Ahir Bhairav, Darbari and Desh. Dr. Kriger performs on bansuri and dan moi (Vietnamese jaw harp), and answers questions including: “Any tips on memorizing compositions?”; and “How many ragas should you try and learn at a time? Just one, a couple, a few?”.

Bansuri Bliss Holiday Bash Encore: December 30th, 2021

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger discusses Bilawal, the most important scale of them all. Also known as the major scale, Bilawal is the scale most commonly heard around the world. Dr. Kriger plays the scale up and down over and over again and explains why you should too:

(1) All scales can be thought to derive from Bilawal. All the notes in Bilawal are shuddh. In other scales we can think about how the notes differ from Bilawal (the notes may be komal, teevra, or left out entirely).

(2) Playing the ascending scale (arohi) then the descending scale (avarohi) is the most fundamental practice you can do for any raga.

Dr. Kriger also discusses:

— The three most important things for learning music: desire to learn, a guru, and practice.

— How to determine what you should practice: you should practice what you were taught

— The most important rhythm of them all (hint: it’s got 16 beats!)

— The most important piece of advice for any bansuri player: become a Bansuri Bliss Member and gain access to a plethora of exceptionally educational and well-structured lessons that take you from zero bansuri knowledge to playing the kind of music that makes you and your listeners feel true Bansuri Bliss.

This inaugural Bansuri Bliss Holiday Bash was recorded live in Charlottesville, VA on December 30th, 2021.

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