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Compositions for Bansuri

Read Indian MusicFinding compositions for Indian Classical Music can be challenging, as very few exist online or in bookstores. Thus I have put together a 203-page book entitled "Compositions for Bansuri". This book features 195 pages of compositions that I received from my guru, the great flute master Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao, from 1999-2008. The vast majority of these compositions were taught to me during private lessons, and all the lessons were transcribed by me in the exact form in which they were taught to me. I've listed the ragas covered in the book here.

Compositions for Bansuri is an excellent tool for anybody who plays Indian Classical Music, regardless of instrument or experience. Beginners will find the 7-page introduction to Indian Classical Music (which includes an explanation on how to read Indian Music notation) very useful, while advanced musicians will enjoy difficult ragas such as Jhinjoti or Darbari, and complex tals such as Ada Chautal or Matta Tal. See below for a list of ragas included in the book. This is an absolutely indispensable tool for anybody interested in Indian Classical Music.

How it works

The book is in PDF form, and when you purchase it, I will email you instructions on how to download it. It is a 228MB file (that's large!). Most people with high speed internet connection should be able to download it without problem, but if you experience trouble, I'll post you a CD with the file on it.

Why do I have it as a PDF versus a printed book? (1) Digital copies are easy to travel with, so you can take your compositions anywhere; (2) digital copies are easy to backup, so you don't have to worry your compositions setting on fire when you finally master Darbari; (3) it reduces your costs: book-binding and shipping 205-page books is expensive! (4) you'll receive it a lot faster, especially if you live on the other side of the world. So it's a win-win situation.

Buy The Book!

Compositions for Bansuri is only $39 total (no taxes, no shipping)...that's less than the price of a music lesson, and only about 20 cents per page of compositions! Considering that it took me well over 1,000 hours to create the book, that's a great deal.

I'll have the book available for sale here as soon as possible! Please sign up for the Indian Flute Music Mailing List to keep informed of its release.

Ragas included in the book

abhogi kanhra
ahir bhairav
ahir lalit
alahiya bilawal
amrit varshni
ananda bhairav
asavari
bageshree
bahar
bairagi
bairagi todi
bangal bhairav
basant mukhari
bhagavat ranjani
bhairav
bhairavi
bhavani bhairav
bhim
bhimpalas
bhinna shadja
bhoopali
bhoopali todi
bilaskhani todi
brindavani sarang
chandrakauns
charukeshi
chayyanat
darbari
deepawali
desh
dhani
durga
gaur malhar
gavati
gujri todi
hameer
hansa nad
hansadhwani
hansanarayani
hindol
jaijaivanti
janasamohini
jaunpuri
jayakauns
jhinjoti
jog
jogeshwari
kafi
kalavati
kamalaa manohari
kedar
khamaj
kirwani
komal risabh asavari
lalit
madhukauns
madhyamad sarang
malkauns
mamata
mishra mand
manmohini
marwa
megh
megh ranjani
mian ki todi
mian malhar
mohini
multani
narayani
nat bhairav
nat bhairavi
noor sarang
parameshwari
mishra piloo
puriya dhanashri
puriya kalyan
rageshwari
rajhastani mand
ramkali
rangeshwari
saalag varaali todi
saraswati
shan mukha priya
shivaranjani
shobhavari
shree
shree todi
shudd kalyan
shudd sarang
simendra madhyam
sindhi bhairavi
sorath
sreeranjani
subah shankari
sundarkauns
tilak kamod
vachaspati
vibhaas
vijayranjani
yaman
yaman kalyan
yasharanjani

About the format of the book

Bansuri CompositionsI have never found a functional way to convey the intricacies of Indian Classical Music notation using computer software, and thus the compositions are hand-written. I have attempted to write everything as legibly as possible, and I do not foresee that anybody would have trouble reading the compositions. All the compositions are scanned at high resolution, presented in PDF format, and will print on standard size paper (8.5" by 11" or roughly A4: 216 × 279 mm).

Compositions for Bansuri is a fabulous tool to help you learn bamboo flute!