Vachaspati

Vachaspati is an evening raga, heard in both north and south Indian classical music. On this page, you will learn Vachaspati from Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger, who studied with Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao from 1999-2008.

Vachaspati Raag

Vachaspati is a perfect raag for bansuri players who can already play all the shuddh notes and are looking to add Komal Ni to their repertoire.

Vachaspati Scale – Bansuri Lesson with Dr. Kerry Kriger

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Vachaspati scale on YouTube Live. Learn the notes of Vachaspati as well as important tips on breath control and rhythm.

Dr. Kriger is playing with the tanpura tuned to Sa (three holes closed) = F (+12 cents). Tabla is set in teental at 88 beats per minute (bpm) and 176 bpm. Play at whatever speed you desire.

This lesson was recorded live from Armenia, Quindio, Colombia on June 23rd, 2021.

Four Important Scale Exercises Every Bansuri Player Should Know

Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches four important scale exercises in Vachaspati scale on YouTube Live. These scale exercises in teental (16-beat rhythm) are applicable to any of the 72 melakartas (heptatonic scales that use each of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha and Ni). Vachaspati is an evening raga, heard in both north and south Indian classical music.

Dr. Kriger is playing with the tanpura tuned to Sa (three holes closed) = F (+12 cents). Tabla is set in teental at 88 beats per minute (bpm) and 176 bpm. Play at whatever speed you desire.

This lesson was recorded live from Armenia, Quindio, Colombia on June 24th, 2021.

Continue Your Vachaspati Learning

In Bansuri Bliss Academy you will find online courses in many ragas, including Vachaspati. Taught by Bansuri Bliss Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger, the Vachaspati course will take you deeper into the raga through compositions, taans, exercises and variations.

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