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Babuji dheere chalna

Babuji-dheere-chalna

Sargam for song : Babuji Dheere Chalna
Singer : Geeta Dutt
Lyrics : Majrooh Sultanpuri
Music : O P Nayyar
Movie : Aar Paar (1954)

What a peppy song!  Making sargam for this song was a bit tricky for the fast paced interlude parts.  However, after a few trial and errors, I got hold of it.  While first I was playing it from Sa, but later I had to switch over to low Pa as its first note.

Only one note “ga” has to be played flat or as komal swar in the entire song, and komal “Dha” at one or two places.  The fast interludes which are played on Accordion instrument should be played initially at a slow pace before you get a hang on it and then play it as fast as needed later on.

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How to read SARGAM notations

  • CAPITAL LETTERS = Shuddh Swars (Flat Notes)
  • small letters = Komal Swars (Low Notes)
  • A Note with # [hash] = Tivra Swar (High Note)
  • Letter/Alphabet ONLY = Medium Pitch/Normal blow on flute
  • Letter/Alphabet PRECEDED BY a ” . ” [full stop] or  a ” , ” [comma] = Low Pitch/Softer blow on flute
  • Letter/Alphabet FOLLOWED BY a ‘ [single quote] = High Pitch/harder blow on flute
  • Notes in { } = “murki” have to be played very fast without any pause
  • A Note in ( ) = “kaan swar” has to be just touched before moving on to the next note
  • A “~” between two Notes = “meend”. That is, you have to glide from one note to another slowly to produce that wavy effect.