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The bamboo flute is an important instrument in Indian classical music, and developed independently of the Western flute.
Two main varieties of Indian flutes are currently used. The first, the Bansuri, has six finger holes and one embouchure hole, and is used predominantly in the Hindustani music of Northern India. The second, the Venu or Pullanguzhal, has eight finger holes, and is played predominantly in the Carnatic music of Southern India. Presently, the eight-holed flute with cross-fingering technique is common among many Carnatic flutists. Prior to this, the South Indian flute had only seven finger holes, with the fingering standard developed by Sharaba Shastri, of the Palladam school, at the beginning of the 20th century.
The quality of the flute's sound depends somewhat on the specific bamboo used to make it.

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  • Copyright: dwaipayan das (adidas5nb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 464 W: 0 N: 899] (5241)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-03-28
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1250 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-28 17:38
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