Few grams from the gold mine – part II.


Disclaimer : Do you have the in-depth knowledge of raaga, scales, kamagam, sangathi, melakartha raagam, misra chapu thaalam [ appdinnaa ?! – 7 beat rhythm cycle] ? If you don’t have, don’t worry – IRs music requires just 2 ears and a slight interest in songs.

* 2 more songs on counterpoint technique are “poonthaliraada” from panneer pushpangall and “Edho Mohan” from kozhi koovuthu [ the first interlude has the notes from Santoor ] This song needs a separate post.

* A song transforms from carnatic music and then suddenly changes to western music without any change in the tune or voices. The song is ‘Oh Vasantha raja’ from Neengall kettavai.

* There’s a revers song which changes from western to a beat/percussion based from the middle to the end without any disruption and of course we can hear 2 different songs within one.

* Ever tried looking at ‘Raja Rajanintha raja’ from Agni Natchathiram -it’s fully based on percussion [ drums n chorus mostly ] and without the usual flutes or violins.

There’s no rule that after 10 points I should post a blog [ 10 point kedaikalainnu sollu ha..ha.. ]. How’s the photo of IR given above ?

* Thanks to KZSU Stanford 90.1 FM radio show !



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Cinema and film songs are my passion. I am inspired by the writings of Cinematographer Chezian, Sudesamithran and a wonderful set of friends.

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