Jeff Whittier

A Manual for the North Indian Flute
Video & Manual

14 Lessons in the Music of the Hindustani Bamboo Flute.

Basic lessons in Bansuri technique, North Indian music and notation, and including lessons in the ragas Hansadhwani, Bhupali, Alahiya Bilawal, Hindol, Kalavati, Khammaj, Misra Kafi, Patdeep, Madhuvanti, Kaushik Dhwani, and Yaman.

Booklet gives notation for all the musical examples played on the 38-minute videotape, and includes many exercises for the development of bansuri technique. These lessons are for both beginning and intermediate students of Indian music, and will also be useful for those musicians who have a background in Western music and would like to explore Hindustani music. V-3

Jeff Whittier began his formal study of bansuri in 1971 at the Al Akbar College in San Rafael, California with G. S. Sachdev. He lives and teaches in Silicon Valley and frequently performs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a master flutemaker who made the instruments played by Hariprasad Chaurasia on some of his Nimbus recordings. He also makes flutes for the Ali Akbar College and G. S. Sachdev's students.

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