Theme tune Sholay

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Sargam for Sholay theme (at numbering)

S… P D | nD n…

D… P M | PMP

S… P D | n S’n…

P… MR… M | PMP

P M g… | P R…

R M D R’… | S’… | R’S’n

n… | Rn D…

D… | RD P…

These are the basic notes for this remarkable music by Pancham Da. You can listen to the original theme and then can improvise.  Enjoy!

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How to read SARGAM notations

  • CAPITAL LETTERS = Shuddh Swars (Pure Notes)
  • small letters = Komal Swars (Flat Notes)
  • A Note with # [hash] = Tivra Swar 
  • 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” or “khatka” which have to be played very fast without any pause
  • A Note in ( ) = “kann 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.
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