18 December 2006

raghupati raghava raja ram

been trying to learn how to play this for a while now, a peaceful slow
bhajan that was gandhiji's favorite, and a couple of days ago
chandrabose transcribed it for me:

P S S S | S - R S | N - D - | N - R - | R m G m
. . . .
raghupati raghava (drawn over two bars) raja ram

R g - R | S - N D | N - g R | S - - -
. . .
pathita pavana sita ram

S G G G | G - R S | R G m G | m - - -

ishwar allah, tere nam

R R m - | P - d P | m - g R | R - - -

sabko sanmati de baghavan

R P P P | m - g R | R S S - | R m G m

raghupati raghava raja ram

R g - R | S - N D | N g R S
. . .
pathita pavana sita ram

Each pair of lines is generally played twice, methinks. And then the
first pair again at the end (as it was in the beginning, so shall it
be...)

also, if you're unfamiliar with the notion, these are the equivalents
for the key of C
Sa C
Re D
Ga E ga D#
ma F
Pa G
Dha A dha G#
Ni B

and the dot below the note means the lower octave

also, wikipedia says this.

ankur

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