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Ghungroo ki tarah


Singer : Kishore Kumar,
Lyrics & Music : Ravindra Jain
Movie : Chor Machaye Shor (1974)

Flute used for notations : G#

This song is based on Raag Jhinjhoti. So the use of Komal Nishad (n) is prominent in this song.   The difficult part of this song to play on Flute is the sur on the word “Main” that appear in the second part of Sthayi.  One needs lot of practice of playing ‘Meend’ to be able to play this part.  Also note that the Antaras after the interlude music start at high Sa.  It is a difficult song but not an impossible one to play on flute. If I could do it, so can you.

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  1. whats is the significance of capital letters and small letters and letters in parenthesis. please elaborate so that i can practice

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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.