Workshop on Bamboo Flute – Techniques and Practice Methods By Rasika Shekar

Flutist, singer, composer, Rasika Shekar is an alumnus and scholarship recipient at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Her music education began at the age of seven, training in Carnatic music, and continues to be molded by her gurus. Rasika’s music is an amalgam of decades of learning in the Carnatic and Hindustani tradition of music.

She effortlessly fuses her rooted Indian sensibilities with global genres to create a soundscape so unique, that it shines like a crepuscular ray in today’s contemporary music scene. Her distinctive sound as a vocalist and flutist has led her to collaborate with some of the biggest names internationally like John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, classical legends like Ustad Ghulam Ali Khan, Ustad Shujaat Ali Khan, and many other renowned artists. She has been featured in shows like MTV Coke Studio, SRGMP, KBC and lent her voice to Bollywood films.

 

The topics Rasika Shekar will cover in the workshop will apply to flutists from both Carnatic & Hindustani techniques of playing.

The basics :

  • Breath control
  • Intonation & Tuning
  • Understanding different flutes, its pitch, and range
  • Working on clarity and precision

Let’s dig a little deeper :

  • Control over half-open notes/Komal Swars
  • Expression through glides/Meend
  • Thinking rhythmically on the flute

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