Thursday, September 29, 2005

Identify Me

No Particular reason for not writing for long.
No topics brushed my always "alive" brain ...
Everyday while coming to and going away from office, i hear the radio - it plays mostly hindi and a few kannada songs.

I have often noticed this. Even as the music of a song starts, I would be able to idenfity that it is a kannada song/hindi song. There is a characteristic difference in the way music is composed for south indian films and hindi. South indian - i say - because those are the ones i know.

Not being a trained musician, i am not able to put my finger on what causes the difference. Maybe the instruments used, or the ragas they are based on - what i am not sure, but i have always felt that just by listening to the starting tune of the song, one can identify whether it is a hindi/ local language songs...

This probably explains why many songs that A.R.Rahman composes initially for a Tamil movie don't gel into the typical hindi scenario when they are dubbed/copied... and the other way around also ...

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