The Pipe that exudes melody : Flute Based Hindi Songs

Hindi Film Music is one of the greatest amalgamation of multiple genre of music across world. Since it draws so many flavors of music, it has also merged sounds of many instruments from various corners of continents. Accordion from Austria, Violin from Italy, Guitar and Castanets from Spain and likewise. Among these multi cultural melodic sounds, there is one sound that has enchanted music lovers for decades and that is …

How Accordion Changed the Sound of Hindi Film Songs

It was May 1869. Cyrill Demian, an organ and Piano maker in Austria was about to file a patent for his newly developed box type instrument. It could be carried anywhere and played. That was the need of time. Little did Cyrill and his two sons Karl and Guido realized that their newly patented instrument would bring a freshness to music of Hindi Cinema after 121 years. Cut to the …

The Unsung Instruments of Orchestra

Ever wondered if there won’t be pickle in a meal how it would taste ? or if there won’t be any perfume along with attire, would it be complete ? Perhaps No. Similarly in orchestra too, there are instruments which , though sound insignificant when played alone, perfectly complement the overall sound design when played in harmony. These are percussion instruments — especially melodic one. Melodic Percussion Instruments, technically of …

Bollywood songs that grooved on Brass Instruments : with love from Jazz and Symphony

“Band Baaja” – the moment this word comes across us, the image of those shiny big horn type instruments flashes in memory. Brass bands had once been an irreplaceable element of wedding ceremonies in India. Credit of introducing brass instruments to hindi film songs goes to popular jazz culture of Bombay and Calcutta in 1940’s. Musicians like Antonio Vaaz (Chic Chocolate), Chris Perry and Manohari Singh who came to bollywood …

Bollywood Instrumentals – the music mojito

Beginning of 1960’s saw many events that completely changed the landscape of Indian and International Music. The Beatles began their journey of success with singles in UK , Pt Ravi Shankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan , Ustad Alla Rakha have started emerging as India’s ambassadors in Classical music Internationally, Rahul Dev Burman and Laxmikant Pyarelal were still cajoling their talent to be a big name in Films Music. While big …

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