Friday, August 29, 2014

Vibrant Flames

Fire is supposed to be the purest. It keeps moving and swaying causing beautiful designs.
This section of my blog "Bollywood Music", is about the comments I make on my Notepad app. About the songs I hear. Many will find these comments amateurish. Some may find the comments useful.
Consider the background music with songs. Undoubtedly, Laxmikant Pyarelal were one of the best. I have a tendency to create rat rankings. So I say Laxmikant-Pyarelal is number 1. Ravindra Jain is number 2. Kalyanji Anandji is number 3.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hindustani raags and the hands on dafli

I have already talked about tempo and its application in identifying hindustani raags.
I wrote about Pahadi, Bhairavi and also Kirwani. These are important raags of filmy composers.
I wrote about my interest in learning Raag Maand. But it remained a mirage in the desert. A thirst that never was. A thirst quenched by the beauty of the mirage.
Raag Bhairavi is jumping and crossing a puddle of water by stepping on a rock in the middle and coming back again to the starting point. It is Maa Parvati.
Raag Pahadi is the mountains formed by tempo. Up and down, up and down.
Raag Kirwani is a composer's raag. The desire to reach double as early as possible.