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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Rhythm And Harmony

"Raja, rajadhirajan indha raja" (Agni Natchathiram).

Raaja does not use any instrument other than percussions for rhythm
(except for the backing bass guitar ,which is again for rhythm). No keyboards, strings or wind instruments.

Only Raaja's 3 point harmony - 3 voices in 3 different pitches [easily discernable using headphones]

seriyA thAn pAttukku thalaippu vechirukkAinga

P.S: In the whole album, he does not use the tabla


  • Bala,
    Is there any other album where he does not use the Tabla at all..Can't think of any other...I mean that is his fav percussion..Must have ben Mani's request......

    By Blogger mutRupuLLi, at Fri Jul 27, 09:57:00 AM  

  • Sridhar,
    My memory is generally fucked up, but let me hazard a guess anyway. :)
    Ullasapparavaigal - Except "Deiveega Raagam" i don't think any other song had table.

    And Anjali - any tabla?? (but Mani Ratnam again)

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Sat Jul 28, 01:40:00 AM  

  • And what about Mumbai Xpress??? Virumaandi?? I guess a lot more....

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Sat Jul 28, 02:31:00 AM  

  • hmmmm..MX yes....Virumandi!!....is there no tabla..?? That Karumathur kattukulle song had some tabla ..Atleast that is what I think.

    By Blogger mutRupuLLi, at Sat Jul 28, 11:54:00 AM  

  • There are many, many Raaja albums where there's no Tabla at all.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sat Jul 28, 01:01:00 PM  

  • even in his latest cheeni kum no tabla i think

    bala ...

    do songs like high hopes(pf) or stairway to heaven comes under the genre "soft rock"?

    By Blogger vigneshwaran shanmugam, at Sat Jul 28, 02:59:00 PM  

  • ahaa. I have listened to this song(as with this whole album) a countless times.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Jul 29, 12:33:00 AM  

  • Sridhar,
    Reg. Virumaandi, unarchivasapattutten :) aana Karumathur Kaatukulle la tabla illennu nenaikkaren (urumi and molam). Madavilakka has tabla i think..

    I too think there are other albums but takkunu nyabagathukku varla.

    Yes, but I was talkin about Tamil albums woNNLy.

    High Hopes - Rock.
    PF's genre can be broadly referred to as Rock. progressive/space rock in their early days with Syd Barret, symphonic rock - Atom Heart Mother, rock opera (The Wall).

    Stairway To Heaven - Rock (Hard Rock)

    Rock in the late 60s/70s/early 80s by bands like Floyd, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin etc is referred to generally as classic rock.

    innum keppomla :)

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Mon Jul 30, 10:45:00 PM  

  • How about "Nejathai Killadhae".
    I guess there is no tabla in songs in that movie.

    By Blogger V.P.Jaiganesh, at Thu Aug 02, 01:50:00 PM  

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