Presenting Sargam notations for a very popular tune from Bengali detective film series “Felu Da”, composed by Satyajit Ray. This tune can be played in two ways as I have mentioned below.
Feluda, is a fictional Bengali private investigator starring in a series of Bengali novels of Indian fictional detective novels and short stories written by Indian Bengali film director and writer Satyajit Ray
Interestingly, if you get a hang of this tune, then you could also play the theme music of TITAN ads with the same notes with some improvisation.
Sargam notations for bengali song : Ami je jalsa ghare
Singer : Manna De
Lyrics : Gauriprasanna Mazumder
Music : Anil Bagchi
Movie : Antony Firingi (1967)
This is pure classical song, beautifully composed by Anil Bagchi and rendered by the master of classical music – Manna De. I had been trying to figure out the notations for this song for a long long time. I was struggling because, I have no formal knowledge of Indian Classical music. But finally, I managed to pull it off with hundreds of trial and errors. I still do not know on which raag this song is based. Most probably, Raag Lalit, but I am not too sure.
I produced the sargam notations of this sad yet melodious song on my F# scale flute, using lots of ‘Meend’, ‘Gamak’ and combination of high, low and medium octaves. A little difficult song for the beginners to play it on their instruments, but with practice it should come through.