The regular courses in Bansuri will go on for months and years together, depending upon the interest of the student to learn Bansuri. In regular course a lot of love, commitment and patience are needed from both the teacher and the student.
Initially we begin with the finding the right embouchure and fingerings and the right grip on the Bansuri.
Next we practice Alankaras. Alankaras are simple groups of notes “ornaments” which we practice to get the fingerings accustomed to playing the Bansuri.
After completion of basic alankaras we start with pre-composed Bandishes, Alaps and Taans in raga Yaman in Dadra taal, Raga Hamsadhwani in Teen taal and again Raga Yaman in Teen taal.
Going forward, Spontaneous or extempore improvisations and Gamakas are practiced in many different ragas like Bihag, Madhuvanthi, Des, Marwa, Pooriya Kalyan and many more ragas. These are learnt and practiced over a span of many years.