Uploaded on May 28, 2011
Beyond Playing Harmonica:
Hi all, This time I have played a song "Main Kanhee Kavi Naa Ban Jaaon" from the film "Pyar Hi Pyar" on Harmonica. The song was originally sung by Mohd. Rafi Ji. This will be one of my favorite uploads. Why???? Because, this is not only playing Harmonica but it s a complete practical application of knowledge of music which I have gained. In addition to playing the song, I have also composed the track myself using Virtual Instruments in Cubase. This is an experiment which I did. If you would like to understand it further please go through the below paragraphs. I know it is time consuming but by doing so you will definitely be able to understand me better and my interest in music.
As you would remember, I visited Mr V S Shirali's residence this year. He played couple of good songs for me, and this was one of them. I am not sure, whether I will be able to justify my commitment for the time he had spent with me but I am definitely going to give it a try. I know that I have to improve in each upload. Yes, I have promised Mr. Shirali, I have promised myself and I have also promised my HaloH group members.
I am summarizing my meeting with Mr Shirali in a sentence:
"A Single Conversation With A Wise Man is Better Than 10 Years Of Study"
What matters is our understanding (Theory and Practicals) of Music
Although this was already played on Harmonica by Mr Shirali, I promise you that I have definitely done something\little more in addition to copying, that you would like it. In my opinion, what matters is how much we do on top of just copying someone note to note. And what is our understanding of music. Do we understand what we play?
Is the understanding music is essential:
Incidentally, I came in contact with a Telugu film music director Mr Ashirwad to learn Music fundamentals. I really admire his skills in the understanding of music. He is one of the most respected music directors in Andhra Pradesh. I decided to learn music from him. Learning music from him gave me a very good direction. I could know about different types of instruments and about melody, harmony and rhythm. Also it gave me the understanding of the position of Harmonica in the whole orchestra setup.
You may not know that earlier I was very much interested in guitar chords, I used to play Spanish guitar and used to sing along. Somehow I could not continue that but the so called chord 'VIBRATIONS' were always in my mind.
Mr. Ashirwad also trained me in Keyboard and gave me a good understanding of chord theory and its implementation. To implement the music theory in practice, he taught me Cubase, which covered understanding of different types of instruments, orchestra setup, recording, use of Vitual Instruments mixing tracks etc.
Main Kanhee Kavi Naa Karoke Track:
I thought that to prepare a track for this song will be the best thing to implement whatever I have learnt in music till now. This will definitely test my mixing skills of a number of orchestral tracks, tuning of Tabla to a particular scale, implementation of chord knowledge, base guitar, swara mandal etc.
I utilized all the above and you can see the domination of the guitar chords and base guitar in the track that I have uploaded. I have intentionally dominated the karaoke by guitar chords. Hope the audience and music lovers will like my work.
Did You Like My Work?
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But what if you do not like this and want to provide your creative comments on where I should be improving, please feel free to call me up and give your guidance. I will be thankful to you for sure.
Demonstration of the work to HaloH members:
I was very much excited to demonstrate my work to the HaloH members. Early this month I invited all my HaloH member at my home on Sunday morning and gave a demo and explanation of what I did. I would. I am thankful to all the members Mr Vinayak Ji, Mr Mahender Gala Ji, Ravi Bhai, Ramana, Soni Ji and others who accepted my invitation and saw my demonstration. I would always be inclined to share my knowledge with all others who are interested.
There are some pumps (chords) coming out of my harmonica while I played, I could have avoided them but, I kept them because they came out of the mood in which I played.
There are also deviations in the notes, which are intentional and were added to beautify the tune, although I know that technically they can be wrong (note to note funda).
In this version, I have improved the backing track and Harmonica tone. Trying to test myself on the audio editing skills. Improvement is very much visible in this version.
Thanks for watching and patiently reading the above.
Best Regards, Avinesh Singh
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