India

Bansuri



Bansuri, the Indian bamboo flute, is a transverse flute made of a single piece of bamboo. It has nothing else than seven holes. In this instrument, microtones and accidentals are produced by a unique fingering technique.

This musical instrument is already mentioned in the Vedas, the oldest known scripts of humanity. Bansuri is associated with Krishna, the god of dance and music.



Updated on 7th June, 2005

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