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Sargam notations for Bengali Folk Song – ‘Amar Hath Bandhibi…’

Singer : Dev Goutam

Flute used for notaitons : C#

This beautiful Bengali Folk song has been sung by many artists.  I have written down the sargam notations for the version sung by Dev Goutam.  Pay attention to play two Komal swars – Komal Rishab (r) and Komal Nishad (n) and Meend (~) wherever indicated.  Listen to the song before playing it on your instruments with these easy Sargam notations.


Watch me playing this song on my Flute in this video:

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How to read SARGAM notations

  • CAPITAL LETTERS = Shuddh Swars (Pure Notes)
  • small letters = Komal Swars (Flat Notes)
  • A Note with # [hash] = Tivra Swar 
  • Letter/Alphabet ONLY = Medium Pitch/Normal blow on flute
  • Letter/Alphabet PRECEDED BY a ” . ” [full stop] or  a ” , ” [comma] = Low Pitch/Softer blow on flute
  • Letter/Alphabet FOLLOWED BY a ‘ [single quote] = High Pitch/harder blow on flute
  • Notes in { } = “murki” or “khatka” which have to be played very fast without any pause
  • A Note in ( ) = “kann swar” has to be just touched before moving on to the next note
  • A “~” between two Notes = “Meend”. That is, you have to glide from one note to another slowly to produce that wavy effect.
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