Saturday, 26 January 2008

Devadaru poothu

Another week and another song... one introduced to me by Sarah (see comments on a previous post). I'm sure it is a favourite song for many people as it is for me now that I have listened to it. I have no recollection of this movie "Engane nee marakkum". Luckily, MusicIndia was there to help with its impressive library of Malayalam songs.

This song reminded me of the forever humming, Yesudas fan in our family - my father. Thankfully, a steady supply of Yesudas hits actually sung by Yesudas, through the internet, cassettes and CD players have cut down on impromptu live performances in the car (where there is no escape) and in the house.

I have scored this for the piano so I've tried to distinguish voices by transposing them up or down an octave. There are a lot of ornaments in Malayalam music which I found difficult to write down. Please let me know if you can think of good chords.

And for my next song, I'm spoilt for choice. I've just received 40 soundtracks to movies scored by AR Rahman. However, in the last 10 minutes, I was listening to one of the all-time Malayalam classics which is so beautiful in its portrayal of the relationship between two sisters.


Sarah said...

I just saw your post.. and if the neighbours complain abt the off key midnight music marathon.. I will give them your email Id!!!
Thank you so much for the notes...u hv no idea how much it means to me..

nmouse said...

If they're anything like your old neighbours I'm only happy to oblige and take the credit :)