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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Festival of Words four # music

Who does not like music! I think there is no one who  can be indifferent to music. Music has the power to move animals and even flora and fauna.Without music, life will be dull and drab. Have you heard the music of nature?If you hear the early morning breeze, the twittering of birds, the  message of the  branches  of trees and the gay smiles of flowers dancing with joy, and above all your own humming  lines of soft music, your soul and your whole being will feel relaxed!
 Music communicates many different types of messages through the combination of sound and instruments.Soft music ,in any language  is soothing.Music has a positive effect on the mind of a listener. Even a new born baby is influenced by music. The mother sings a lullaby, which the baby does not understand, but the soft  tune and rhythm makes a crying baby quiet and drift into sleep.
      I am not going into the details of classical music,either Hindustani or Carnatic. i am mainly dwelling on popular music, which is not necessarily film music, but music which appeals to the mind.It is an accepted fact the success of many films depends on the quality of songs, their lyrics and background music.Film songs appeal to the young and old alike. Songs of Hindi cinema have gained popularity in other countries also. Raj Kapoor's  songs like 'Aawara hoon' and 'Mera joota hai japani' became very popular in Russia.  Even before Aawara was released there was a song,' mere pia gaye rangoon,kiya hai vahan se telepone,tumhari yad satati hai' , appealed to the people of Burma.
                              Hindi film songs are of a genre of folk music, pop, and classical music.There are several talented music directors, lyric writers and singers who  have helped film music to attain a glorious place in the world of music. Starting from Pankaj Mullick, K.C Dey and K.L. Saigal.and  female singers Khurshid, Noorjahan,Surraiya and Amirbai Karnatki  made Hindi film music popular.The private songs of  Pankaj Mullick ,Talat Mahmood' and Jagmohan  were the hit  songs those days.
                   Songs of  the years 60s,and 70s  are still sought  after, This was the golden era of Hindi film  music. Songs of Mohd. Rafi,  Kishore Kumar,Hemant Kumar and Manna Dey were great hits.Among the female singers  Asha Bhonsle, Geeta Dutt, Lata Mangeskar had a great mass appeal and  are appreciated even now. I love to hear  old songs. They are a very nice blend of lyrics and good direction.
    The present film music is loud. It is based on pop music. We can hear English words also mingled in  fusion songs.A.R Rehman is the king of pop music. Recently he was awarded the National Award by the Government of India.

 Instrumental music also has an important role. To depict a particular emotion,many times no dialogue is used.Instead an instrumental music is played. The audience can decipher  the emotion which the producer intends to depict. I am uploading a video of an instrumental music.It is really soothing.
                                                     
 courtesy you tube
              


This post is written in response to Write  Tribe Festival of Words Day 4  and the topic is # Music

 I am participating in the Festival of Words.







36 comments:

  1. Beautiful article, Usha. Yeah, Retro still Rocks!!
    The Music of your words celebrate the pristine sounds of the world...Enjoyed reading this.:)

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    1. Thank you Panchali. Your comments are always inspiring.

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  2. Agree, the music from the olden era had that soothing and calming effect and was so melodious too. I love instrumental music by Kenny G. So uplifting and relaxing!

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    1. Thank you Shilpa for the lovely comments.

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  3. Like you've all said - Music from the golden era was soothing and melodious. Nothing like some of the trash today :)

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  4. You are right that was a golden era for music however not all music these days is bad. I do have an issue with some lyrics though.

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    1. Thanks for the comments. You are right. There are good songs even now, but their number is negligible.

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  5. Hindi films really are a great source of music. I once taught a group of preschoolers to dance to the tune of Cheya Cheya....boy did they enjoy it! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Michelle. Cheya, cheya is very rhythmic.

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  6. Usha Maam what a musical post. I have heard that when cows and buffaloes are exposed to particular milk , they produce more milk.
    Mentally disturbed patients are asked to listen to soothing music to clam their nerves.

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    1. Thank you Kalpana. Music affects animate and also inanimate things.

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  7. Love the music of 60s, 70s and also 90s. I am a huge fan of music of Saigal, Mukesh and Kishore-da. Such a brilliant post ma'am..one of ma fav song is mein zindagi ka saath hamesha nibhata chala:)

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    1. Thank you Vishal.I also like the song,mein zindagi ka saath. I like Dev Anand. This song goes very well with his personality.

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  8. i totally agree.. I guess its a sign that Im getting too old but i dont find any of todays songs worthy... none of them will last a year in your minds, let alone decades.
    Good songs come from the heart... they can be sung without having rappers in the background and synthesized voices to cover up a lack of tune!

    My take on the prompt: http://www.godyears.net/2013/12/sing-to-me.html

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    1. You are very correct. It has nothing to do with your aging. Even youngsters love old film music.

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  9. Very true ma'am, music can match every mood. Just humming some of those golden melodies fils the heart with so much joy :)

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    1. Thank you Reshma.Old songs are for ever.

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  10. old is gold...thanks for taking me down those lanes :)

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    1. Yes Ruchira. Old is really gold. The lyrics were so meaningful.

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  11. I come from a musical family and with out music I cant survive! Beautifully written Usha!

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    1. Wow, Padmaja, you are an all rounder. Music,painting and writing!! What other talents do you possess?

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  12. i totally agree with you.. old is gold and it will remain so forever.. liked the video...

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    1. Thank you Pratikshya. Old songs are a favorite with most of the people.

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  13. i revel in the music of the olden times too!! so soothing and meaningful!

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    1. Yes Titli, most people prefer to listen to old songs.

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  14. I love instrumental music and I loved the video. That was very soothing. thanks for sharing.

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  15. Geeta Dutt !! I so love her song,Babuji dheere chalna..:)

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    1. Thank you Payal. I also like Geeta Dutt.

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  16. Music is universal. It touches every soul. :)

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  17. I always think,no one can ever overtake two genius.
    S D Burman.
    Kishor Kumar

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    1. Thank you BK. I also these two artists.

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