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Monday, January 31, 2005

Performing paattum naane on stage

This song will require a tremendous coordination to perform on stage. The entire song has 6 instruments

(1) veeNa
(2) flute
(3) mrudangam
(4) tabla
(5) morsing
(6) ghatam

It has two different types of vocals:

(1) lead vocals
(2) jathi vocals

Though the song is apparently complex in structure, it is not. When we look into it carefully we can understand the pattern that the composer has created. Towards the end there is a string of swaras, flute, mrudangam etc. The pattern is as follows:

(1) Lead vocals sings swaras (with mrudangam)
(2) VeeNa plays (with tabla)
(3) Mrudangam (solo)
(4) Flute (with tabla)
(5) Jathi vocals (with gatam / tabla)

For simplicity I will call each of them an "entity". This pattern continues till the point where the lead vocals starts singing non-stop (sagariri rimagaga..till the end)

Not only the above intruments are patterned to follow each in a clear cut fashion, there is also another pattern with respect to the thaaLam.

(a) Initially each of the above 5 entities play for TWO aadhi thaaLams EACH sequentially
(b) Followed by each playing for ONE aadhi thaaLam EACH sequentially
(c) Followed by each playing for HALF aadhi thaaLam EACH sequentially
(d) Followed by each playing for QUARTER aadhi thaaLam EACH sequentially
(e) Followed by each playing for ONE-EIGHTH aadhi thaaLam EACH sequentially
(f) Followed by each playing for ONE-EIGHTH (Note not one sixteenth) aadhi thaaLam EACH sequentially
(g) Major swara section starts

Thus we have 5*2 + 5*1 + 5*0.5 + 5*0.25 + 5*0.125 + 5*0.125 = 16 aadhi thaaLams

After this the major swara section starts. I have written the notes for veeNA interludes too.

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Raga : Gowrimanohari
Scale : C ( originally it is in D..But for our convenience it is mapped to C)
Keys: s r2 g2 m1 p d2 n3 S
C D Eb F G A B C

Capital letters for swara means higher octave.

Prelude:
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Sa Pa Sa is rendered in a distorted fashion

(aalaap)

paattum naanE baavamum naanE
paadum unai naan paadavaiththEnE

(paattum)

Interlude: (veeNa)
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SaSS SaSS SaSS RiSS dSdS nidp mamp dnSR
Ga,Ri,Sa RGMaGR MGRS SGR SRS nSn dnd SaGaRi

kooththum isaiyum kootrin muraiyum
kaattum ennidam kadhai solla vandhaayO

(paattum)

Interlude (veeNa)
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dnida,pa mpaga,ri sgari,sa ga,m pdan Sa

asaiyum....poruLil...isaiyum naanE
asaiyum poruLil isaiyum naanE
aadum kalaiyin naayagan naanE
edhilum iyangum iyakkam naanE (2)
ennisai ninRaal adangum ulagE...

naan asaindhaal asaiyum agilamellaamE (2)
arivaay manidhaa un aaNavam peridhaa
aalavaayanodu paadavandhavanin
paadum vaayai ini moodavandhadhoru

(paattum)

Swaras:
======

Each playing 2 aadhi thaaLams:
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Lead vocals
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;; ;; ;; ;; ;; ;; ;; SaRi ||
Ga, RGRGa RGRSndp Ri, SRiSRi dRSndpm ||
gris mgar pmag dpam grmgpmdp mpdnSa ||

VeeNa:
=====

nnsa rrsa nnsa rrsa dani Sa; ,SRSSndp
pada ni; ,nSn pmgr rgam gmap mpdn Sa; ||

Mrudangam:
=========

Plays 2 aadhi thaaLams

Flute:
====

papS ppma ,pSndpm ,GRS Snnd dppm mgrs
,nsr srg srgmp mpdn SaSndpgr saSada;

Jathi vocals:
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thin dharikidathaka thirikita thakatha dhin dha
jumaku jumaku jana jumaku jana jumaku jumaku
dhin dha dhin dha aa jumaku jumaku dhin dha dhin dha ||


Each playing 1 aadhi thaaLam:
======================


Lead vocals
=========

SGRG SRni, nSRnSda dRSndp ma pdnS Ri; ||

VeeNa:
=====

spmp ga; ,SnS da; dnSR GaRS SdRS Ri;

Mrudangam:
=========

Plays 1 aadhi thaaLams

Flute:
====

{GRGRGa; RSmgri; SRSSRi pmgrsa} dnsrSRi SSn pnRi;

Jathi vocals:
=========

thakathari thakita juNuthari dhimitha
thangidakidathaka thongidakidathaka
thongidakidathaka thaa ||

Each playing 1/2 aadhi thaaLam:
======================


Lead vocals
=========

GRMaGaR SaRGa;

VeeNa:
=====

srrg gmmpa dan sa;

Mrudangam:
=========

Plays 1/2 aadhi thaaLam

Flute:
====

sgrga mapa dan sa;

Jathi vocals:
=========

thajam thajjam tha thrikitathaka thaa

Each playing 1/4 aadhi thaaLam:
======================


Lead vocals
=========

nSRG Ma;

VeeNa:
=====

dnsr ga;

Mrudangam:
=========

1/4 thaaLam

Flute:
====

pdnS Ri;

Jathi vocals:
=========

thom thari kitathaka thaa

Each playing 1/8 aadhi thaaLam:
======================


Lead vocals
=========

GRSa

VeeNa:
=====

RSni

Mrudangam:
=========

1/8 thaaLam

Flute:
====

RSni

Jathi vocals:
=========

tharikitatha

Each playing 1/8 aadhi thaaLam:
======================


Lead vocals
=========

pdni

VeeNa:
=====

dpma

Mrudangam:
=========

1/8 thaaLam

Flute:
====

dnSa

Jathi vocals:
=========

thirikitathai

sgrr rmgg gpmm mdpp rmgp mdpn dSnR SGRM ||
GaRi GRSnSa, SGRSn| Ri SRSnda, GRSnd RS||npma, rigamdpmg ma|
papSndm daniSGRSR niSa RMGRGa, SMGRG||Sa GRSNRi, nRSnd Sn||dpma,
paSa Sndpm paRi RSndp paGa GRSnd ||
RiSa RGRGMa, GMGRS GaRGRSRi, dnSRS nR||Snda,
MaGaRSndp Sanidpmgr sarigmpdn