Friday, March 28, 2008

Rahman Tamil Classicals..

ARR - World Renowned Music Director.. rolemodel for thousands of youngsters..

He has gained this popularity and recognition majorly through his fast peppy numbers much westernized with different instruments, rare voices etc
When it comes to classical based numbers there r not as many as other types and i thought of picking such classical melodies..
1. En veetu thottathil(Gentle Man)- This song sounds very familiar to Arunagirinadhar's 'Nada vinthu kalaadi namo'.. a very nice duet though..the humming in the beginning speaks the raaga of the song, 'Senjurutti'.
2. Kannodu kaanbadhellam(Jeans) - Lovely song in the raaga 'Abheri' excellently rendered by Nityashree.. another 'Abheri'song tat comes to my mind is 'Singara velane deva'(super challenging number) by S.Janaki..
3. Narumugaiye(Iruvar) - Bombay Jayashree simply rocks singing this number.. its in the raaga 'Naatai'.
4.Enna sonnalum ketka villai(Kadhal virus) - Sweet sangathis n brihas by harini made this song a hit though the movie was a flop.This is also of 'Senjurutti' raagam
5.Alaipayudhe (Alaipayudhe) - A keerthana by Uthukaadu venkata subbiar made to a cine song in the 'kaanada' raagam also sung by harini.
6.Minsaara kanna(Padayappa) - Competition song b/w rajini n ramya krishnan sung by Srinivas and Nityashree.
7.Sowkiyamaa(Sangamam) - Songs in this raaga(Maandu) are quiet rare. i can think of only 'Oru naal podhuma' by Dr.BMK sir.. if anyone can think of more cine songs in this raaga plz post.
8.Achil vaartha(Varalaaru)
9. Maarghazhi poove(May Maadham)
10. Maarghazhi thingallalavaa(sangamam) - Scintillating Sindhu Bhairavi
11. Last but not the least .. Ennavale(Kadhalan)
More songs r welcome..
By shri
12. Kannamochi yenada(Kandukonden Kandukonden)
I missed a super dooper hit by harini..
13.Nila kaaigiraDhu(Indra)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Heroine Introduction songs

Any entertaining masala movie you get ready to watch, right in the title music or in the very begining there will be a long bgm with all instruments showing every part of herione.. legs , hands n finally the face... n there the song will begin..
Such favourites of mine are
1. Chinna Chinna Aasai(Roja)
2. Rahatulla Rahatulla(Gajini)
3. Malargale(Pudhukotailirdhu saravanan)
4. Sha la la Sha la la(Gilli)
5. Megam karukkudhu(Kushi)
Suggest some intro songs which you can think of...
By jenni:
6. Venmegam mutta (Guru)
7. If you wanna (New)
8. Laysa laysa (Laysa Laysa)
9. Kutti kutti (Poi)
10.Naan tharai (Rameshwaram)
By Renu:
11. pull veli pull veli thannil(aasai)
12. athiri pathiri( dum dum dum)
13. sontha kuralil paada(amarkalam)
14. poo pookum osai(minsara kanavu)
15. alagu puyalai ultra modern ai (pista)
By Raju:
16.Konjum Mainakkale(kandukonden Kandukonden)
Another evergreen hit, introducing sridevi..
17. Sendhoora poove(16 vayadhinile)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


I think of those childhood days when i used to sit in front of my first music teacher(Mrs.Mohana,my relative) and repeat whatever she sang.. those times i never concentrated on raga,shruthi,..nothing. just listened to her singing and repeated it back..i used to even doze off when singing.. also hit my face against hers..:) but the beauty is when i was nt aware of these technical things, i made less mistakes,..anyway now i realize how much it takes to sing a krithi.. not only krithi,also varnams,thillana,..carnatic music or any song..
I believe the foremost thing that decides the splendor of a song is shruthi..if one is able to uphold the same shruthi throughout the song whichever raga he sings, he is identified as a good singer.. Then another essential thing is Thaalam.. Songs with adi taalam n roopaka thaalam are much easier to sing than in taalas like misra chaapu.. there are some krithis where the lyrics just fit into the thaalam.. one tat comes to my mind is bhogindra shaayinam(kuntalavaraali).. a lovely fast krithi.. but some really prove a challenge...
Next i feel control over the breath is very essential.. In many cine songs, we hear the hmm.. breathing sound of singers , most prominent s harini's..does the MD's purposely do it to give it a feeling or something?? If the singer breathes loudly in improper places,swallowing the lyrics, the charm of the song s definitely lost..
Bold singing is something which i had to correct myself on and feel am improving....Perfect example is SPB sir.. all his songs can be identified easily as in his voice s unique n it ilaya nila or megam kottatum or vannam konda... evry one shud hv their own style of singing.. n shud nt imitate any particular singer . I loved the way Krishnamurthy(Airtel super singer) sang.. he sang so many challenging numbers excellently in his amazing voice..
Pronounciation also plays a grt role.. I hate some northy singers like sadhana sargam , shreya goshal who spoil the beautiful tamil language like anything evnthough they have lovely voice.. why r nt the music directors correcting them.. thr r so many talented properly pronouncing singers in our state only.. i agree tat they r really great singers..but y spoil our language.. i feel we should not give up our language for big shots singing thm..