Human voice has many qualities. Of these some such as melodious, pleasing, and gaambhirya are unexplainable and not measurable but can only be experienced. Some qualities such as range are measurable. What is range of voice – It is basically the range of musical notes – that is the difference between lowest note and the highest note that can be sung by a human voice. Typically a human voice that can reproduce musical notes would cover in the range of 2 octaves. An octave has 12 notes, Shadja, Komal Risabh, Shuddha Rishabh, Komal gandhar, shuddh gandhar, shuddha madhyam and teevra madhyam, Pancham, komal dhaivat, shuddha dhaivat, Komal nishad and shuddha nishad. The note above Shuddha nishad, will be the Shadja of higher octave. Well trained singers can cover more than two octaves. Read More »
Today 24th December, 2013 is a very special day for Rafi Lovers as 89th birthday of voice of God: Mohammed Rafi. He was born on 24th December 1924 at Kotla Sultanpur, a town near Amritsar in undivided Punjab. In childhood, he started singing by imitating chants of a Fakir in his village. He started his career at the age of 20, as singer in a Punjabi film GUL BALOCH (1944) and then moved to Bombay. In Bombay he started his career as a chorus singer in PEHLE AAP (1944) and film BAIJU BAWRA (1952) established him as the number one playback singer of Hindi Cinema. Thus, he was the crown playback singer of Hindi Film Music from AAN (1952) se SHAAN (1980) tak. He is the only singer of generations as well as millennium. Read More »
These are the first two lines of one of my top favourite songs.
Do you know why?
Because Dev Saab sang these words. Yes, I actually thought that it was that tall, not so dark but very handsome and charming young man in a dark suit with a champagne glass in his hand, smiling and flirting away as he sang these lines to further say Chheda mere dil ne taraane tere pyaar ka in the film Asli Naqli. Read More »
The Rafi Foundation will celebrate the 89th Birth Anniversary of Singing Legend Mohammad Rafi with a Musical Show on Tuesday, Dec 24 at the Fine Art Auditorium, Chembur.
Salaams to you all. On this 89th birth anniversary of Rafi Saheb, I decided to pen a few lines in dedication. I wil be a simple write up as I don’t have that much talent in writing nor do I have any real musical knowledge. Read More »
89th birth anniversary of Rafi Saab falls on Tuesday, the 24th December 2013 and all of us, without exception, are still mesmerized with his renditions and are never tired of listening to them. Read More »
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