Amar Adhar Bhubone

Amar-Adhar-Bhubone

Singer: Kishore Kumar
Music Director: Kishore Kumar
Lyricist: Shibdas Banerjee
Album : Ami Premer Pother Pothik (1989)

Flute used for notation : C#

One of the best Bengali songs composed and sung by Kishore Kumar.  Can’t say on which Raag is it based, but its semi-classical mood makes it a treat for the ears.  Use of Komal Gandhar (g), Komal Nishad (n) and Komal Dhaiwat (d) is prominent in these notations.  Listen to this song a couple of times before playing it on your Bansuri or other instruments.

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Eyi Raat Tomar Amar

Sargam---Eyi-raat-tomar-amar

Lyrics : Gouriprasanna Majumder
Singer & Composer :  Hemanta Mukherjee
Movie : Deep Jwele Jai (1959)

Flute used for notations : F#

What a soulful song!  This song was remade in Hindi in the 1964 movie Kohra.  The melody of the Sthayi part of both the versions is same.  But, the Antara in this Bengali version is shorter and simpler than its counterpart.

A very easy to play song on instruments as it does not contain any komal swars.  You only have to pay attention to the use of Meend (~) between the notes to create that wavy effect in the melody.

Hindi version of this song is here.

 

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Preme Pora Baron

Sargam-Preme-pora-baron

Singer – Lagnajita Chakraborty
Lyrics & Music – Ranajoy Bhattacharjee
Movie : Sweater (2019)

Flute used for notations : C Scale

This is an easy song to play on flute.  All swars are shuddh and the tempo is at a comfortable speed.  You can skip the Meend (~) parts if you wish, however, if you use them then the song becomes even more melodious.  Enjoy!  

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Jao Pakhi Bolo Sargam notes

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Sargam notations for the Bengali song Jao pakhi bolo
Singer : Shreya Ghoshal, Pranab Biswas
Music : Shantanu Moitra
Lyrics – Anindya Chatterjee & Chandril Bhattacharya
Movie : Antaheen (2009)

This a wonderful composition by Shantanu Moitra.  A soft melodious romantic Bengali song sung equally well by Shreya Ghoshal.  It feels so soothing when you play it on your flute.  The alaap in this song is perhaps based on Des Raag.  Writing the exact Sargam for the alaap was difficult hence, I would advice the players to listen to the other songs and tunes based on Desh Raag and then they can improvise that into this song.  Raag Desh typically uses  Sa Re Ma Pa Ni Sa.  The alaap in this song reminds of the olden days’ composition that used to come on Doordarshan as “Baje sargam har taraf se, goonj bankar desh raag“.

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Eto aloy alo akash (Asatoma Sadgamaya…)

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Sargam notes for song Asatoma Sadgamaya Dekho Aloy Alo Akash

Singer : Arijit Singh
Lyrics : Srijato
Music : Indraadip Dasgupta
Movie : Khaad (2016)

A beautiful philosophical song in Bengali.  The following notes have been produced on C middle scale Flute. All three Octaves have been used to produce the Sargam as close to the original as possible.  However, some improvisation at users’ end is advisable.  Enjoy this song by playing on your instruments.

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Keno kichhu kotha bolo na

Sargam notations for a very melodious Bengali song Keno kichhu katha balo na sung by Lata composed by Salil Chowdhuri.

Keno |  kichhu | katha | bolo | na
P G | R S | S G | G S' | S' ~ N

sudhu | chokhe | chokhe | cheye
N D | P D | P R | G R

jaa | kichhu | chaoar | amar
G | P G | R SRSM | R S n

nile | sab-e | cheye…e
PP | DD | N(R')S' NDP D

eki | chhalona
D~S'S' | R S N

e ki | chhalona
DS'DS' | D P M

Keno |  kichhu | katha | bolo | na
M R | S N | N R | S' S' | S' ~ N

joto | dur | dur | thako
P D | n~P | D~P | P P

sudhu | cheye | cheye | thako
P D | n~P | D PDP | P P

Interlude: SRG R | S R G | M D | S' g' | RgRgR | S N D P

(Para 1)

joto | dur | dur | thako
P D | n~R' | N DP | P P

sudhu | cheye | cheye | thako
P D | n~P | D PDP | P P

se | chaoaye | amar
P | D n~S' | D P M

akash | amar | batas
PD PD | MGR | G P

bhore | raakho
GG~RG | GRS

eki | chhalona
D~S'S' | R S N

e ki | chhalona
DS'DS' | D P M

Keno |  kichhu | katha | bolo | na
M R | S N | N R | S' S' | S' ~ N

(Para 2)

Keno |  kichhu | katha | bolo na
N S | R R | R~MM~S | SR (G)R~S S…

na | bole | ja | jaao | bole
S | G P | D | D~S'~P | PD n(D)P

bhasaheena | bhasar | bedona
P(D)PM~G |  RG MGR G | PDP M~N

Keno |  kichhu | katha | bolo na
N S | R R | R~MM~S | SR (G)R~S S…

(Repeat notes of 1st para for following)
joto | sur | na | geye | gaao
je | banshi | praane | bajao
se | surer | sura-ye | modir | holo
je | mon | kothaye | udhao

e ki chhalona
e ki chhalona

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