Watch the Hamsadvhani Ornaments online guitar lesson by Fareed Haque from Gaga for Raga
The technique of playing Indian ornaments on the guitar will take a little bit of practice and discipline. But most important - it takes loose hands! Try to keep your wrist straight, your fingers curved and all of the joints relaxed so that there's no jerkiness to your movements. Try to feel the weight of your hands and generally speaking move from the wrist. When bending into a note, always remember to mute the string with your right hand before you bend. Practice bending with all four of your fingers for different kinds of sounds.
Here we present both meends and murkis that can be played in Hamsadvhani and translate well to guitar.