All About The Bhoopali Course

Bhoopali is a perfect ragas for beginners, and enjoyable enough to play for a lifetime.

Bhoopali is an ancient melody from northern India. Due to its straightforward scale anfd easy fingering, it is a perfect raga for new bansuri players. In this course, Dr. Kerry Kriger teaches Bhoopali from the very beginning, starting with its scale, moving through exercises, and eventually to compositions in teental and rupak tals (16 beat and 7 beat rhythms) and to improvisation. The course also includes audio recordings of actual live performances and lessons (both of Dr. Kriger teaching and Dr. Kriger learning from his guru, Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao).


"The music takes you to such a deep, spiritual free space within yourself. So lovely."
-- Deborah Blake Dempsey, New Hampshire

Course curriculum

Here are the lessons included in the course, and more are coming soon...

  • 01
    Introduction and Preparation
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  • 02
    Exercises
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    • Bhoopali Simple Scale Exercise (Video) FREE PREVIEW
    • Bhoopali Scale and Simple Scale Exercise (PDF)
    • Bhoopali Alankar: SRSRSRS_ (Video)
    • Bhoopali Alankar SRSRSRS_ (PDF)
    • Bhoopali Teental Scale Exercise (PDF)
    • Bhoopali Scale in Two Octaves (Video)
    • Bhoopali Scale in Two Octaves (PDF)
    • Bhoopali Murchana (Video)
    • Bhoopali Murchana (PDF)
    • Bhoopali: Two Scale Exercises (Video)
    • Bhoopali: Two Scale Exercises (PDF)
    • Bhoopali Teental Two Octaves Exercise (Video)
    • Bhoopali Teental Two Octaves Exercise (PDF)
  • 03
    Ornaments
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    • Bhoopali Gamaks: Ascending
    • Bhoopali Gamaks: Descending
    • Bhoopali Gamak Exercises (PDF)
    • Bhoopali Gamaks Trick
    • Bhoopali Gamaks: Pa versus Teevra Ma
    • Bhoopali Simple Gamaks With Rhythm (PDF)
    • Bhoopali Simple Gamaks With Rhythm (Video from 2019-05-24 Bansuri Bliss Group Lesson)
    • Bhoopali Gamaks - Connecting The Notes (PDF)
    • Bhoopali Gamaks - Connecting The Notes (Video from 2019-05-24 Bansuri Bliss Group Lesson)
    • Bhoopali Murki Exercises (Video)
    • Bhoopali Murki Exercises (PDF)
  • 04
    Alap
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    • Bhoopali Alap in Transylvania
    • Bhoopali Alap From Hyderabad - 2019-01-13 Group Lesson Intro
    • Bhoopali Alap For Ziad
  • 05
    Composition (Teental)
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    • Bhoopali Teental Composition (PDF)
    • Bhoopali Teental Composition (Audio)
    • Bhoopali Teental Composition - Asthai (Video)
    • Bhoopali Teental Composition - Antara (Video)
    • Bhoopali Teental Composition Demo
  • 06
    Equal Speed Improvisations
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    • Bhoopali Equal Speed Improvisations (PDF)
    • Bhoopali Equal Speed Improvisations - 2019-01-13 Bansuri Bliss Group Lesson (Part 2)
    • Bhoopali Equal Speed Improvisations With Pa Gamak (PDF)
    • Bhoopali Equal Speed Improvisations With Teevra Ma Gamak (PDF)
  • 07
    Taans & Tihais (Teental)
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    • Bhoopali - 8 Beat Taans (Video)
    • Bhoopali - 8 Beat Taans (PDF)
    • Bhoopali - 8-Beat Taans Part 2 (Video)
    • Bhoopali - 8-Beat Taans Part 2 (PDF)
    • Bhoopali 16-Beat Taans Exercises (Video)
    • Bhoopali 16-Beat Taans Exercises (PDF) FREE PREVIEW
    • Bhoopali 16-Beat Taans (Video)
    • Bhoopali 16-Beat Taans (PDF)
    • Bhoopali Mixed Speed Improvisations (PDF)
    • Bhoopali Teental Tihais
  • 08
    Jhala (Teental)
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    • Bhoopali Jhala Exercises (PDF)
    • Bhoopali Jhala (PDF)
    • Bhoopali Tonguing Lesson Summary
  • 09
    Rupak
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    • Bhoopali Rupak Composition (PDF)
    • Bhoopali Rupak Composition - 2019-01-13 Group Lesson
    • Bhoopali Rupak Taans (2019-08-01 Group Lesson)
  • 10
    Real Bansuri Performances
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  • 11
    Real Bansuri Lessons
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    • Playing Bhoopali With A Tabla Player
    • Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao Teaches Bhoopali To Kerry Kriger - September 2007
    • Bhoopali Group Lesson (2018-12-26): Alap & Jhala