Basics of Flute | Hindustani Classical







by Suchismita Acharya

20 Years Experience

Disciple of Padma Vibhushan Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia. Recipient of Sahara Excellence award, 2013.

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for 1-on-1, 45 mins class

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Instruction Language

: English

Course Summary

This course is for students interested to learn to play the bamboo flute in Hindustani classical style. This course will commence by teaching students about the twelve notes, comprising major and minor notes in Hindustani music, such, sa, re, ga, ma, pa, dha, ni and the way to play them on the flute. Student will get to practice the seven notes in different scales and patterns before getting introduced to taal or rhythm cycle. Further on students get introduced to simple major scale ragas and then learn simple songs in major scales.Students enrolling for this course by the end of this course will be able to play flute in Hindustani style. They would have learnt the seven notes and would have tried out practising different combinations of these notes. They would have also got introduced to rhythm cycles, simple major scale ragas and some simple songs in major scales.

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Teacher's Profile

Suchismita Acharya

Experience: 20 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Flute, Bamboo flute, Bansuri
  • Education

    Masters in Music - UM (Uitvorend Musi) from Rotterdam World Music Conservatory

  • Work Details

    Flute Teacher - Moorchana Sangeet Vidyalaya

  • 509 Online live sessions completed

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  • About the Course

    Students undergoing this fifty-four week course will be first introduced to Hindustani flute and the holding of the instrument. Students knowing the way to hold and blow the flute will be at an advantage. Students after their initiation into playing the flute by correcting the holding and blowing a flute would get introduced to the seven plus 5 fundamental notes of Hindustani classical, comprising of major and minor notes such as sa, re, ga, ma, pa, dhi, ni. Moving on students will be taught to play shuddh and komal swar or notes; in other words, students through this exercise get to learn about major and minor scales. Further on students get to practice the notes in different patterns, practising ascending and descending notes. Ahead in the course students get introduced to talas or rhythmic cycle that adhere to a specific number of beats. In this instance, the teacher will teach students teen tala which consists of 16 beats, dadra, a six beat tala, rupak tala consisting of 7 beats and keherwa tala made up of 8 beats. Progressing further in the course students after learning about talas get to learn ragas such as bhoopali, yaman and durga. Students by the culmination of this course also learn to play the Indian national anthem and a few major scale based Bollywood songs.

    After successful completion of this course, students can gear themselves for the next course by Suchismita Acharya: Ragas On Flute | Hindustani Classical | Flute Ragas Course Online


    About Suchismita Acharya: Suchismita Acharya is a renowned flautist known to the world as an exemplary disciple of renowned and highly decorated flute exponent, Padmavibhushan Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia. She is also known to be the other half of the duo, known as ‘flute sisters’. The flute sisters consist of Suchismita and her sister Debopriya both refined artists excelling in playing flute in Hindustani style. Suchismita did her masters in music from Rotterdam World Music Conservatory in Amsterdam, through the Nuffic scholarship she earned from the Indian embassy in Netherlands. She has also been honoured with the Sangeet Prabhakar, (bachelor degree in music) for flute and vocal and Sangeet Praveen, (masters degree in music) flute and vocal from the distinguished Prayag Sangeet Samiti in Allahabad. Suchismita has been fortunate to have performed in the company of her guru, besides travelling in and outside of India, exhibiting her talent at different concerts. Suchismita’s talent and skill have been further accentuated with the recognition and honour of being identified as Sur Mani in 2001 and the Sahara Excellence Award in 2013.



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    Based on the archaeological findings, Flutes are the earliest known musical instruments, as many flutes dating back to about 43,000 to 35,000 years ago have been found in the Swabian Jura region of present-day Germany. This establishes a developed musical tradition existed since the earliest period of modern human presence in Europe.

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