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7 Easy Songs for Bansuri Beginners

Playing light music and film songs is one of the most common aspirations of my students who undergo flute lessons online for beginners through my course and live online flute classes. To be able to play simple compositions and songs is an excellent way to stay motivated.

I have put together a list of 7 songs that are easy to play with practice and something that I am sure you will enjoy learning.

1. Jana Gana Mana – Our National Anthem

On January 24, 1950, Jana Gana Mana was officially declared as our National Anthem. Shri Ravindranath Tagore wrote and composed the song. The beautiful melody is written in such a way that any Indian can easily sing it. It is also one of the easiest melodies to play for students taking Beginners online Flute lessons on the bansuri, as it uses Suddha notes and occasional Teevra Madhyam.

2. Chukar Mere Man Ko

Another great song to learn is Chukar Mere Man Ko from the 1981 film Yarana. The legendary singer Kishore Kumar immortalised the timeless tune composed in Raag Bilawal. The song’s original scale is in E, and it uses basic notes throughout. When playing this song on bansuri, the students undergoing the flute lessons online for beginners can opt to play solely the vocal portions, and the students undergoing the flute training online can add the original flute interlude, or play the song’s sitar parts if he or she is feeling experimental.

3. Kal Ho Na Ho

The title track from the film Kal Ho Na Ho is a tearjerker. The song has a lovely melody. Javed Akhtar wrote the song, which was composed by Shankar Eshan Loy and sung by Sonu Nigam. The song was composed in C# and features a wide range of instruments. It mostly uses Shuddha Swaras with occasional usage of Komal Nishad. If you’re learning this song for the first time on bansuri, start with the vocal portions and work your way up to the interludes.

4. Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas

This gem from the 1973 movie Blackmail is composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. Kishore Kumar sang this song and the great Rajendra Krishan wrote the lyrics for this. Set in the G scale, this song uses Komal Gandhar and Nishad, so it needs some flute training online or offline to play this on bansuri.

5. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To

This song is composed by Rochak Kohli and the lyrics are penned by Gurpreet Saini. This tune is great for bansuri beginners taking flute lessons online because the range is limited to what the bansuri can play. The song’s preferred scale is A#. However, you can perform it on any scale flute you own. If you’re a beginner, you’re probably playing on a G# or E base flute. Both of these bansuris can play this tune.

6. Hothon Se Chulo Tum

Hothon Se Chulo Tum is a hallmark song of the legendary Jagjit Singh. It is also an easy song for bansuri beginners as it does not use any Vikrit Swaras. The use of meend will improve the elegance of the rendering. This song’s ideal scale is G# and Bansuri beginners taking online flute training can begin with this flute since it is simple to learn.

7. Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai

Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai from the film Shor, like the other songs on this list, is a simple song to learn for beginners. The song uses Suddha notes, making it easy for flautists to play. It’s also a simple tune to sing along to. The unique thing about this song by the legendary duo Laxmikant–Pyarelal is that it was written by Manoj Kumar, who also plays the main character in the film.

‘Practice makes a man perfect’, and as we practice, everything becomes easy. Swara is the very life of Music. And only with proper practice we start understanding the Swaras and then melody is a natural outcome.

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