Indian Bansuri Flute with Fipple Mouthpiece (Medium C) - Bamboo - Student Quality - Prince Flutes

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This particular Bansuri flute has been made by hand out of carefully selected bamboo. The flute was made in India by the Indian company 'Prince Flutes', a company that has been specializing in crafting bamboo flutes for decades. It is played in a similar way to the recorder. It's held vertically. You blow straight into the fipple mouthpiece, making it very easy to play and to get a good sound out of the flute.

It has six finger holes on top. It's tuned to C and plays in the major and minor scale. The flute is around 51 cm long and is suited for people with small, medium, or large hands. You play the C note by covering the three top holes. When you close all holes you play a G note. Therefore, in the western world we could say the flute is actually tuned to G. In effect, you can play in C major as well as in G major.

To play in the major scale, start with either all holes closed, or with only the top 3 holes closed (this would be the Indian way of playing a major scale). To play in the minor scale, start with 5 closed, or with only 1 closed.

How to play this flute?

  • The flute is played like a recorder, you hold it vertically
  • It's very easy to blow because of the fipple mouthpiece
  • There's 6 fingerholes on top, and no thumbhole on the back
  • Cover the holes with the pad of the fingers, not the fingertips

The musical possibilities

  • This flute allows you to play in major and minor scales
  • C major, G major, E minor, A minor
  • By half-covering holes you can also play tones outside of these scales
  • The flute has a reach of over 2 octaves

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