Simple Songs

Bansuri Raag - Pahadi
Usually played at the end of a concert, this tune is to celebrate the harvest.
Play each pattern twice.

Intro - Without rhythm (6:28)
SNS - NSNSNSNS - NSNSNS R S - NS NDP
SNSNS R RGRGRG R S NSNSNS NDP
,P,D - N,D N,D ,P ,D S NDP PPD
PP PD SND
P DS - NSNNSRG - RS


Rhythm
Din   Din   Na   Ta   Din   Na

Pattern `A`
S   NS   R   S   NS   R
S   NS   R   S   D   D
S   NS   R   S   NS   R
S   NS   R   S   N   DP

Patern `B`
S   NS   R   P   -   SND
S   NS   R   S   -   D
S   NS   R   P   -   SND
S   NS   R   S   -   -

Pattern `C`
S   NS   R   P   -   M
G   R   S   R   S   D
S   NS   R   P   -   M
G   R   S   R   -   S

Pattern `D`
G   RG   R   MG   R   -
RM   G   R   S   -N   DP
G   RG   -R   MG   R   -
PM   G   R   S   R   S

Pattern `E`
SD   S   R   P   MG   RS
SD1   S   R   P   S1ND   P

Pattern `F`
P   P   -   DP   M   M
PM   G   R   S   R   S

Pattern `G`
P   P   G   P   -   D
S1   -   R1   G1R1   S   -
P   P   G   P   -   D
S1   -   -   R1   S1   -

Pattern `H`
S1   S1   N   S1N   D   -
DS1   N   DP   -   D   P

Pattern `I`
P   P   -   DP   M   -
PM   G   R   S   R   S

End with `A`


Some simple songs

'Doe' a dear a female dear:
Not quite right yet...still working! Please leave a comment if you can help me...
S - R G - S G S G -
R - G M M G R M -
G - M P1 - G P1 G P1 -
M - P1 D1 D1 P1 M D1 -
P1 - S S R G M P1 -
D1 - R R G M P1 D1 -
N1 - G M P1 D1 N1 S1 -
S1 N D M P1 N1 S1
S R G M P1 D1 N1 S11
S1 N1 D1 P1 M G R S

My Grandfather's Clock:
P1 - S1 - N1 S1 R1 - S1 R1 G1 - M1 G1 D1
R1 R1 S1 - S1 S1 N1 D1 N1 S1 -

P1 P1 - S1 - N1 S1 R1 - S1 R1 G1 G1 - M1 G1 D1
R1 R1 S1 - S1 S1 N1 D1 N1 S1 -
S1 G1 P2 - G1 R1 S1 - N1 S1 R1 S1 N1 D1 P1
S1 G1 P2 - G1 R1 S1 - N1 S1 R1 -
P1 S1 S1 - R1 - G1 G1 M1 G1 D1 -
R1 R1 S1 - N1 - S1 -
P1 S1 S1 - R1 - G1 G1 G1 M1 D1 -
R1 R1 S1 - N1 - S1 -
P1 P1 S1 P1 P1 D1 D1 P1 G1. P1. G1. P1.
P1 P1 S1 P1 P1 D1 D1 P1 G1. P1. G1. P1.
P1 P1 S1. R1. G1 G1 G1 M1 D1 -
R1 R1 S1 - N1 - S1 - 

I have not yet studied if P2 actually exists in Indian music or not. To play it I found it by closing the last 5 holes and blowing into the upper registry. Please leave a comment if you know a better solution. If I play this in the lower registry I have to bend 'P' down a half tone to play the 'tick tock' section, which works just as well, but again I have not yet studied this and do not know if it is a correct technique or not.

Also, I apologise for the lack of timing, I have also not yet studied this! As my skills improve I will alter the blog accordingly, but if you know the songs it should simple enough to find your way through.

Auld Lang Syne
P S SS G RSR GRS SSG P1 D1
D1 P1 GG S R S R GR S DD P S

P S SS G RSR GRS SSG P1 D1
D1 P1 GG S R S R GR S DD P S
D1 P1 GG SR SR D1 P1 GG P1 D1
D1 P1 GG S R S R GR S DD P S


Raag Yaman

Here is a simple song to get you moving along!

Watch the video, and notice how Carlos is blurring the notes together. After you get the hang of the piece, try to slur the notes like Carlos does. When he is playing, Carlos often adds small embellishments, so if you find that you are unable to make it sound just the same as him, it's OK! It will come together over time. Just keep up with a regular practice.

Phrase A

S   ,N   ,D  ,N  R    G    -   G   R    P  'M   G   R   N   R   S

--   --   --   --   --   --   --   --  --   --   --   --   --   --   --   --


Phrase B

G   R   S   ,N   ,D   ,N  -   DP  -   ,NR   G'M   DN   'SN   DP   'MG   RS

--   --   --   --   --   --   --  --   --   ----   ----   ----   ----   ----   ----   ----


Phrase C

G G 'M D N 'S - N'S - N D N R 'S - -

Phrase D

N D N 'R 'G 'R 'S - NR G'M DN 'SN DP 'MG RS



1 comment:

  1. sir i cant understand your notation system pls make it in simple form thankkkks

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