Saturday, December 24, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
I have played today (04th Dec 11) and uploaded this song from his Film “Guide” as a “TRIBUTE to Bollywood screen legend DEV ANAND” who passed away after “ROMANCING WITH LIFE”. He passed away in London at the age of 88 on 3 December 2011 (4th December 2011 by Indian time) due to a cardiac arrest.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Shivang's family is from Ahmedabad. His grandfather was in GEB Ahmedabad
His father is a Doctor living in Brmingham.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
This is what he writes about himself by way of introduction on his Youtube channel:
" I am an artist by profession, and have been performing music on the harmonica as a hobby for the last fifty years. I learnt this art from the late Milon Gupta, the famous harmonica maestro of India in the mid-'50s. I enjoy playing both Eastern and Western music, and have performed the harmonica (or mouth organ) at various public performances in the United States and in India.
I am a member of the Society of the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica (www.spah.org) since 2000. I am now visually handicapped due to macular degeneration since my early 30s, and playing the harmonica is my life."
Here are a few of his renditions:
1. Main Shayar to nahi
2. Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago
You can visit his Youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/EvergreenKarun
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
1. Jawaniya ye mast mast
2. Awara Hoon
3. Bekaraar karke humein yu na jaayiye
Saturday, October 29, 2011
1. Jyoti Kalash Chhalake
2. Dil Ek Mandir Hai
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Natural Minor three notes get flattened & they are E, A & B. For the scale C natural Minor we can write the scale structure as C,D,Eb,F,G,Ab,Bb & C.
For Harmonic minor two notes gets flattened & they are note E & note A. For the scale C Harmonic minor we can write it as C,D,Eb,F,G,Ab,B & C.
For Melodic Minor its a bit confusing to grasp. There is a clear difference in the ascending & descending order of the scale.
Ascending order is C,D,Eb, F,G,A,B & C
Descending order is C,D,Eb,F,G,Ab,Bb& C
This I have explained in the video attached here with.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
By the word SHARP we mean something ' pointed ' or ' piercing'. Imagine we are at the base of a steep mountain. Standing at the ground level we observe the tip of this cliff & we say its pointed or its sharp. It means we are at the base & our point of concentration is the highest level being our point of observation. It means by making a travel from base & proceding forward/ higher we acheive the highest point which we have confirmed as SHARP. Putting the same logic in music when we take a NOTE of a particular frequency & give an increment to its frequency we arrive at a particular frequency where the note gets SHARPENED, at that instant we say that the second note is the SHARP of the first one. The reverse order is also true. Thats,when we start decresing the frequency of the note we get the lower frequency where we say the Note is FLAT of the first one. Therefore SHARP & FLAT are inter related.
We conclude that the increase in frequency of a note to a particular value is the SHARP of that note & the decrease in frequency of a note to a praticular value is the FLAT of that note.
For example when note F steepens it becomes F# & when the same note F# widens that becomes note F.
Now coming to the word FREQUENCY & what does it mean in actual. The word frequency is dervied from the word 'Frequent' which means OCCURING OF AN ACTIVITY DURING A PARTICULAR TIME WITH AN INTERVAL. When the time interval , which we say GAP as a lay man , is more than the occurence , we say its less frequent & Vice versa. In music, frequency means the vibration of sound waves & the time interval is considered as one second. Therefore the frequency of a particular musical note is the vibration of its sound waves per second. Internationally the frequency of the note A is taken as the reference & all the rest of the notes have been designated with respect to this A note. The frequency of vibration of sound waves for this note A has the value 440 Cycles per second. According to the name of the scientist of its discovery the unit of frequency is also known as HERTZ & in short written as HZ.. Note A has the frequency of 440 HZ. This A belongs to the fifth octave & denoted as A4. About the OCTAVES it will be explained in the future posts. This note A has been taken as the reference because in olden days A was taken as the start with the notes of the scale as A,B,C,D,E,F,G & A of the next octave. You can observe in a key board all these notes are the white keys. Gradually due to the advent of the Major & minor scales this notes pattern of A scale became the A minor scale. This A was replaced by the note C as the threshold creating the C scale with the notes as C,D,E,F,G,A,B & C of the higher octave in the ascending order of the scale. This C scale has all the white notes on a key board making it the C Major scale with all the notes being the natural ones.
As regards the concept of OCTAVES, MAJOR , MINOR SCALES & CIRCLE OF FIFTH etc we will discuss in the future posts.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Some friends have requested for the hole numbers, since the notation pattern is still to be learnt by them. Our next posting of the same song identifying the hole numbers for practising this song.
BAHARON PHOOL BARSAO = GAGA MA DHA DHANISA... .SA..SASANISA
MERA MEHEBOOB AYA HAI = SASASASA NI- DHA-MAMADHANI-NI
MERA MEHEBOOB AYA HAI = NI - NIDHA DHANISA-SA-NISANI - DHA - DHA
HAWAON RAGNI GAO = GAGA MA DHA DHANISA... .SA..SASANISA
MERA MEHEBOOB AYA HAI =SASASASA NI- DHA-MAMADHANI-NI
MERA MEHEBOOB AYA HAI =NI - NIDHA DHANIre - re -NISANI-DHA - DHA
O LAALEE PHOOL KI MEHENDI = GA'GA'MA'SA' - SA'- SA'GA'GA'MA'SA' - SA'
LAGAA IN GORE HATHONMEIN =SANISADHA - DHA MA SADHASADHASA-SA
UTAR AA EI GHATAA KAAJAL = GA'GA'MA'SA' - SA' - SA'GA'GA'MA'SA' - SA'
LAGAA IN PYARI AANKHONMEIN = SANISADHA - DHA MA SADHASADHASA - SA
SITARON MAANG BHAR JAO = GAGA MA DHA DHANISA - SA - SASANISA
MERA MEHEBOOB AYA HAI = SASASASA NI - DHA - MAMADHANI - NI
MERA MEHEBOOB AYA HAI = NI - NIDHADHANIre - re - NISANI - DHA - DHA
Friday, September 23, 2011
BAHARON PHOOL BARSAO = EEF#A ABC-C-CCBC
MERA MEHEBOOB AYA HAI = CCCC B-A-F# F#AB-B
MERA MEHEBOOB AYA HAI = B-BA ABC-C BCB-A-A
HAWAON RAGNI GAO = EEF#A ABC-C-CCBC
MERA MEHEBOOB AYA HAI =CCCC B-A-F# F#AB-B
MERA MEHEBOOB AYA HAI = B-BA ABC#-C# BCB-A-A
O LAALEE PHOOL KI MEHENDI = E'E'F#'C'-C' E'E'F#'C'-C'
LAGAA IN GORE HATHONMEIN =CBCA-AF#CBCBA-A
UTAR AA EI GHATAA KAAJAL = E'-E'E'F#'C'-C' E'E'F#'C'-C'
LAGAA IN PYARI AANKHONMEIN = CBCA-AF#CBCBA-A
SITARON MAANG BHAR JAO = EEF#A ABC-C CCBC
MERA MEHEBOOB AYA HAI = CCCC B-A-F# F#AB-B
MERA MEHEBOOB AYA HAI = B-BA ABC#C# BCB-A-A
These are the basic notes. we can add flavour to it by vibrato or putting some accidental notes. please operate the slider gently either with your fore finger or the thumb. Please dont hit it with your palm since its very delicate.
We are open for any corrections and suggestions since we learn though our mistakes & errors.
BAHARON PHOOL BARSAO
Please note that this post is not in link to my the previous post. The previous post is for the beginners who are keen to know the positions of the notes in harmonica.
BAHA RON PHOOL BARSAO , MERAMEHE BOOB AYAA HAIEE F#A ABC-C CCB-C CCCC BA-F# F#AB-B
MERA MEHEBOOB AYAA HAIB-BA ABC-C BCB-A
HAWAON RAAGNI GAO , MERA MEHEBOOB AYAA HAI,
NOTES ARE SAME AS THE TOP NOTES
MERA MEHEBOOB AYAAHAIB-BA ABC# -C# BCB-A
O LAALI PHOOL KIMEHENDI LAGA IN GORE HATHONMEINE'E'F'# C'-C' E'E'F'#C-C C'BC' BA AF#C' BC'BA-A ( E' IS THE 'E' OF NEXT OCTAVE )
UTAR AA EI GHATAA KAAJAL LAGAAIN PYAARI ANKHONMEINE'-E'E'F# C - C E'E' F'#-CC C'-BC'BA AF#-C' BC'BA-A
SITARON MAANG BHARJAO , MERA MEHEBOOB AYAA HAI
(THE SAME NOTES OF BAHARON PHOOL BARSAO CONTINUES HERE AFTER TILL THE END )
MERA MEHEBOOB AYAA HAI
BAHARON PHOOL BARSAO.................................
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
C , C# , D , Eb , E , F , F# , G , Ab , A , Bb , B .
HOW TO GET THE NOTES OF AN OCTAVE ON A CHROMATIC HARMONICA
C = Blow at the holes 1 , 5 , 9 with slider out
C# = Blow at the above holes with slider in
D = Draw at the above holes with slider out
Eb = Draw at the above holes with slider in
E = Blow at the holes 2 , 6 , 10 with slider out
F = Draw at the above holes with slider out
F#= Draw at the above holes with slider in
G = Blow at the holes 3 , 7 , 11 with slider out
Ab =Blow at the above holes with slider in
A = Draw at the above holes with slider out
Bb = Draw at the above holes with slider in
B = Draw at the holes 4 , 8 , 12 with slider out
B# = Draw at the above holes with slider in ( This is C note only but sounds sweet at landing )
C = Blow at the above holes with slider out ( This is the C of the next octave )
C# = Blow at the above holes with slider in ( This is the C # of the next octave )
HAVE A GOOD PRACTICE . ALL THE BEST.
Our next post will be the notations for the song Baharon Phool Barsao .
Monday, September 19, 2011
TONE means a sound of a certain frequency. Sometimes the tone is pleasant to the ear & some times it is pungent to the ear. The pungent one we term as NOISE and the pleasant ones we chose to put them in order making a garland of NOTES which is known as SCALE. We identify each note by a name depending upon their frequencies. Putting these set of notes in ascending order of their frequencies & making a chain is the SCALE. As each NOTE has a name, similarly each SCALE has a name. Conventionally the scale starts with C as the reference having the notes ascending order staring with the note name C.
There are 12 NOTES viz C , C# , D, D# ( Eb ) , E , F , F# , G , G# ( Ab ) , A , A# ( Bb ) & B .
similarly 12 SCALES with the same names as the NOTES. In a particular scale there are seven notes in total.
Example Scale ' C ' = C , D , E , F , G , A , B & again C of the next octave.
The Major & Minor concept of the SCALE , FLAT & SHARP NOTES I will explain latter.
I will upload the song BAHARON PHOOL BARSAO with the original song then the play of the same song in the original scale on harmonica.
Finally for the understanding & grasp of the song I will give the notations of the song.
Friday, September 16, 2011
As all of us know MUSIC is one of the important streams of Fine arts, which soothes the heart & gives total relaxation to the body & mind. As far as Science is concerned Music is the combination of certain sound frequencies set up in a particular order, which is very soothing & pleasing to the ears.And as far as Arts is concerned Music is DIVINE which is something beyond explanation.
Let us take a travel towards the Science Of Music, try to understand the rudiments, practice it & finally let us feel that we are blessed by Mother Saraswati to be successful in our efforts.
Finally let us utilise our scientific knowledge in Music to glorify this FINE ART.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
We are pleased to announce that veteran harmonica player Ramakrishna Sabnavees from Hyderabad has kindly agreed to guide the visitors to this blog on how to learn to play this tiny musical instrument, a long-felt demand expressed by hundreds of music enthusiasts.
Sabnavees, an engineer by profession, is also a self-taught harmonica player and has painstakingly learned the theory and put it in practice over the last five years. He used to play harmonica during his college days but had given it up because of the compulsion of his profession only to pick up after a long gap. Once he decided to take up harmonica he plunged himself into both theory and practice. The result is today he has become a guru who inspires young harmonica players.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Today the HCG has over 30 members, half a dozen of them school children in the age group of 10-15 years. The man who deserves credit for attracting the generation next is Paresh Bhatia, who turned 50 last Septmber 11. Bhatia had not only introduced harmonica in his music class in a leading public school of Ahmedabad, but also gave personal tuition to anyone and everyone who wished to learn how to play this instrument.
It is Bhatia Sir's efforts which have given the music world child prodigies like Devansh, Aditya, Mihir and Pratham who have not just learned the 'Sa, Re, Ga, Ma' but can today play popular tunes from olden days, decades before they were born.
The result of this Guru-Shishya parampara was witnessed at a public performance of the Harmonica Club of Gujarat at Ahmedabad's premier Rajpath Club on September 10, 2011 where the kids outshone the veterans in presenting scintillating and romantic numbers.
We present here a few of the numbers played by the child prodigies.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
But, how can his humility deprive our music lovers from listening to this excellent rendition? So, I am using my prerogative to post Sirishbhai's video here.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
"I have not been playing harmonica for almost an year," he said when I asked him which were the latest numbers he played. I requested him to play a number which he has yet to upload on youtube. Here is the number:
Monday, July 18, 2011
Madhur Bhatia was inducted into the Harmonica Club of Gujarat last Saturday as an honorary lifetime member. He had come all the way from Agra, his home town, to meet the members of HCG which held a get together at Bansibhai Gajjar's home. We were regaled by Mr. Bhatia's excellent rendition of old Hindi film numbers.
Mr. Bhatia has been playing harmonica since he was seven-year-old. "My father, who played violin, encouraged me and gifted me my first harmonica," he says. Since then, Mr. Bhatia has been playing the instrument. He plays by ears, without having any formal training in music. One wonders how he is able to follow all the minute details of a song, including the prelude and interlude background music.
We present here some of the songs he played on Saturday night:
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I m sorry I m late in my reply & hope u will excuse me. I belong to Distt Poonch of J&K state now settled at Jammu city. So far as my journey of music is concerned it is in my veins nerves & blood from my childhood. I was lucky enough to have a company of good highly talented friends. Our teachers always encouraged us & we used to sing in school, national as well as religious functions esp. during navratri when we used to manage a small orchestra & I used to play harmonium & banjo for the ramleela & continued till my graduation. when I was in 10+2 during 1967 that one of my friends gifted me a small ordinary harmonica (Kohinoor) where from my harmonica journey started & soon I was able to play in various functions. I did B.Sc. from govt degree college Poonch & came to Jammu where I started learning violin from a teacher but due to my immediate selection as Range Forest Officer in J&K Govt State Forest Deptt during 1971 was deputed to forest research instt Dehra Dun to undergo 2 years rigorous training in the northern forest rangers college. The busy schedule didn't allow me to carry on my violin practice. I was very lucky to have my batch mates from north eastern states highly talented persons & very experts in flute violin guitar etc. we framed a college orchestra & performed in college as well as outside functions & got applause. After completing the training I came back to my state where my hectic busy schedule started. Our work starts from where road connectivity & inhabitation ceases so harmonica became my passion, best friend & used to play under the snow clad mountains in the lush green pine forests on the bank of a milky stream with the melodies of 50s-70s. Can't explain how enjoyable it was. I retired as D F O (DY Conservator OF Forests) during 2005 & leading a retired relaxed life. I joined YouTube during 2009 where in I came in contact with highly talented persons. I have two sons the elder one a doctor & excellent guitar player & the younger an engineer who always insisted & encouraged me to do some thing with my harmonica. It is a matter of great pleasure & fun of proud for me that great persons like you & the harmonica fraternity have encouraged me with generous comments liking my uploads exhilarating, elating & invigorating me.
Jagjit Singh Isher
157 sector-1 lane-9 Nanak Nagar Jammu
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
We are pleased to present here some of the most difficult songs he has played:
1. Dil Ek Mandir Hai - Title song
2. Jyoti Kalash Chhalake
3. Yaad Na Jaaye
Friday, June 3, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011
I have digitised Mouth Organ Maestro Madankumar’s first LP on my PC.
based professional photographer/Harmonica player Mr. Nitinbhai Patel took some photos of Madankumar while he was in Ahmedabad in Jan 2011. To create this upload, I have used some of his photos and Madankumar’s Harmonica tune from his first LP released in 1972. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Req7iNSOe24 London
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I do not know , for whom they wanted to play ............................
On the screen, the left one is very notorious, hard to control and the right one , totally opposite...
This is the HCG.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Anyway it is nice to see the rhythmic movement of Big Belly....enjoy and try the same style, People will love it !!!!!
Jiski Tummy badi, uska bhi bada nam hai, bistar pe letado gadde ka kya kam hai :-)
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
He plays more than 300 songs with complete music.
By the way, HCG players with family members are organising a two day trip to Mount Abu, in the second week of March.
We will be playing at Nakhi Talao.
HCG ROCKS !!!!!!!!!!
We are the one , we are the family..........
Sunday, February 6, 2011
His younger brother Mihir is the youngest member of HCG. He is the official DJ of our club. We all dance and play, only at his mercy.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Due to certain technical errors at my end I am not able to trim the videos properly from the entire cd. So pl bear with the incomplete videos.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
All of us get charged just by his presence, I swear !!!
He played a very famous song ' Pukarata chala hu mein '