Keshav Venu Features

It can be played in the entire span of 3.5 (+) octaves

rendering musical quality as close as possible to the vocal

as well as string instrument renditions.

Tonal quality of notes remains unaltered

Artists can render ragas more effectively
using a larger range of notes available

The Aarohi / Awarohi Meend upto Panchama - "Pa" is possible

 

 


KeshavVenu

Pt. Ginde is a versatile flutist and an innovator par excellence. He has designed and developed a new flute christened 'Keshav Venu' that has surpassed the limitations of all extant flutes since the vedic age – about 10,000  years ago.

The technical superiority of Pt. Ginde's flute lies in dispensing off the necessity of second or third base or tweeter flute that is used by all flutists. Keshav Venu can be played in the complete span of 3.5 (+) octaves, as against a range of 2 - 2.5 octaves being achieved by other flutists using a bamboo flute.


The engineering background of Pt. Ginde assisted him in comprehending the limitations of traditional flute - compulsion of using two/three flutes, limitation on production of octaves, loss of matching of tonal quality of two/three flutes, aesthetic limitation of ragas rendered in 2.5 octaves etc. 40 years of relentless research provided him with the final fruit.


Features Of Keshav Venu (Video Demo) Shudha Swar Demo

  • It can be played in the entire span of 3.5 (+) octaves rendering musical quality as close as possible to the vocal as well as string instrument renditions.
  • Tonal quality of notes remains unaltered. Using traditional flutes, switching over from one flute to the other introduces this difference.
  • Artists can render ragas more effectively using a larger range of notes available. 3.5 octaves provide an additional 12 - 18 notes in the armory of the flutist. Monotony & repetition can be avoided. Ragas can be played like Maestro Vocalist vanquishing the distance between vocalist & instrumentalist. For example, the Ragas can be played on high note with a sudden fall to even base note or a medium note, without an interval or change of flute. Permutations & combinations of several notes with 12 - 18 additional notes available at the disposal of the flutist make the raga more effective, deep and enjoyable in its presentation.
  • In view of infinitely variable notes potential, sliding of notes (Meend, Gamak, Ghaseet, etc.) can be articulated.
  • The player has freedom to play in “cut notes” like keyed flute (Tans, Khatka, Murki etc. can be easily played).
  • The Aarohi / Awarohi Meend upto Panchama - "Pa" is possible i.e. maximum upto 1.5 octaves possible against less than one octave range of Traditional flute. Hence, even simple ragas like 'Kalawati', 'Hansadhwani', 'Shankara', 'Bhoopali', 'Durga' etc. can be played more effectively, unlike traditional flute.
  • It is possible to play "Taan" in 3.5 octaves continuously which is otherwise impossible by change of flutes in various octaves.
     

 



 

 

 
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