At the start of Bansuri practice, I try to blow each note and hold as long as possible. I do this 6 times per note, i.e. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni SA

But now I realize there are three octaves in Bansuri

My question is, in what order should I practice.

On one hand, everything starts with middle octave Sa, so I can practice

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni SA RE GA MA PA

but what about lower octaves pa da ni?

What is recommended order (per Bansuri Gurus, experienced Bansuri players, or even experts in Indian classical music) for blowing each note the longest?

Courtesy of http://www.bansuriflute.co.uk/p/bansuri-fingering-chart.html

1 Answer 1


You should try to cover as many notes as you can, starting from pa. After pa you should go up, like this: pa da ni Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni SA RE GA MA PA. If you do it this, way you will cover two octaves.

  • Interesting. Several places say Bansuri has two octaves, others say three. Technically speaking, it covers 3 octaves, but it is slightly more than 2 octaves!
    – Marium
    Mar 16, 2019 at 15:53

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.