Thursday, June 3, 2021

My style

My style of dafli playing is different.  It is an invention of mine. From here only the term #Pythashastri evolved. 

My dafli playing is similar to drums and not similar to tabla. There can be no possible taals. But there can be tempo changes. 

Anyone who is interested in music can follow my method. It can teach you singing in rhythms. Dafli and singing improves your sense of rhythms a lot.

But I was happy in Delhi and used to play dafli and would sing. I am presently in Ranchi alone with my mother. For the last 5 years in RDCIS. I stopped singing.  

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Shravan Rathod is no more



Shravan Rathod, part of Nadeem Shravan music duo has died yesterday. 

Nadeem Shravan were great music directors. They were able to impress the Indian audiences with their song right from their first movie. Aashiqui by Mahesh Bhat.

They had a distinctive style of their own. This style was popular and imaginative and attractive. I loved their songs absolutely. 

And now Shravan Rathod is no more. May he rest in peace.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Thaat stealing

Thaat is the flavour or inspiration for a song.

There are many claims of tune stealing. As an example "jhooma chooma de de" and "tamma tamma loge". The music directors of these songs claimed that the other copied the tune while his was original.  Film magazines spent a lot of paper on this issue during those days.

In my earlier comment in the other blog post I made a claim that Ataullah Khan copied a Rafi saab's song "Ye maana meri jaan" for his "khabar mere marne ki". I was sorry for the comment made. It was more of a friendly hand extended to Ataullah Khan.

I think thaat stealing or thaat inspiration is about friendliness.

What are your views, dear readers !!

 


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Bluetooth speakers

 

You may be knowing that I have Philips BT122/94 Bluetooth speaker. 

But this age is new. I had the desire for more bass and more treble. 

At the same time I was not in a position to spend more money 😒. 

What to do, I was wondering. 

Then I gave in to my desires. I ordered and got boat stone 1000. 2999 rupees.  About 40 dollars. 

I cried. I didn't want to overtake Philips. 

My dear readers do I make sense? 


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Some Musical Thoughts - II

 When you close your eyes and listen to Bhimsen Joshi, you float in the beauty of music totally engrossed in it. That is how beautiful you feel.

The genius behind the music of Ravindra Jain makes you spell-bound. Difficult pieces of music are applied and executed practically. And the songs come out one better than the other. Difficult to not listen to the music of Ravindra Jain.

The amount of planning, the type of experimentation and the perfection in execution of music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal is un-comparable.

(I am not being critical of anyone. I am not denigrating any musician from any region. The thoughts are my own and I believe my source of my commenting paradigm is accuracy rather then appreciation of music. Currently I want to focus on above paragraphs only.)