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Dil Aaj Shayar Hai

Singer : Kishore Kumar
Lyrics : Neeraj
Music : S D Burman
Movie : Gambler (1971)
Raag : Bhairavi

Flute scale used : G

What a composition! What a rendition! Such songs can never grow old.  

Although this song is based on Raag Bhairavi, in which all the 12 notes are used including four Komal swars ( r g d n), I have produced the notations for easiness to play on flute, by taking low octave Pancham as its first note so that I could avoid Komal swars.   With this transposition, this song would be a little tricky to play on Bansuri if you are not well versed with playing komal Re and komal Ni together.  If you compromise on those parts where these two notes are to be played in sync, then you will never get the right mood of this song.  So practice playing these two komal swars again and again before attempting to play this song.  But I tell you, once you get a hang of this song, you wont get tired of playing this melodious tune over and over again.  Good luck! 

Dil aaj shayar hai Sargam

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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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