on 6th January 2006 07:56 PM
R: I am not aware of any site where you will get music sheets for Indian songs. Try printing what you have seen (keys/letters) and ask the music teacher to code it as sheet music. It is not that difficult to do. My son did it for a song to play on violin by just listening to the song. If I find any sheet music I will let you know.
on 6th January 2006 09:13 PM
Thanks, Rajraj for replying..
Actually, I managed to find a book from Chennai which has some keerthanais; of course, my son though he is 7, managed to play a few slokams like aarathi, lingashtagam, but it takes a little extra time to get it done perfectly. So, thought of checking with more notes/notations as he can go fastly.
And, also the other site which Mr.Lakshman has mentioned has notes in Indian notes like sa ri ga....so thought that getting notes without letters(western or indian) is also easier.
I think that I am clear here. Anyways, if you dont know based on my explanations, that is fine.
Thanks a lot for reading my query patiently.
on 7th January 2006 01:59 AM
Originally Posted by R
R; Violin is considered to be the most difficult instrument to learn (apart from Sarangi). It takes time. I can relate to you my own experience. All three of my children started violin when they were five. It took them more than ten years to reach the leading position in their orchestra (first chair). Be patient !
on 7th January 2006 02:43 AM
I have all the three books that I mentioned about in an earlier message. If anyone of you wants a sample song in western notation I will be pleased to provide it.
Emmie te Nijenhuis' book has only varNams and Chinnasami Mudaliar's book has many Tyagaraja kritis.
on 7th January 2006 03:44 AM
Yes, piano is easier to play unlike string instrument. Since he is 7 or have not started with proper carnatic music, could be, he is struggling a bit. Agree with you, have to be patient and I am..
And, Mr.Lakshman, yes, pls do provide it. Recently, bought a book and the title is The structure of Music in raga and western systems and the author is Mr.Raja Ramana.
It has some simple songs like vara veena, sri gananatha and they are quite simple to play. Anyways, pls do provide sample notations whichever you can.
Thanks in advance.
on 7th January 2006 09:59 PM
R & Rajraj:
I have scanned one song for you but I need emai addresses to send the pages. Please send me an emai at firstname.lastname@example.org
on 8th January 2006 11:45 AM
Tamil film Songs in 'S R G' notation: http://tfmpage.com/notes/
There's a simple way to get sheetmusic. Download any midi file from the net (just google for 'indian midi' or 'tamil midi'), and open it with software like cakewalk. You can get the western notation that you can simply print.
For carnatic songs, I have seen some 'Learn harmonium' books that give indian notation. Such books help in playing gamakam's.
on 8th January 2006 04:53 PM
RR, that was really informative..will try downloading midi and let you know..
Thanks for sharing yr inputs.
on 16th July 2006 07:20 PM
notations-hindi film songs
if any body is interested in the notations of hindi film songs, kindly let me know. in the trivandrum university library there are 24 volumes of old hindi film songs with notations. i can scan them and send it to you.
on 27th March 2010 08:52 PM
hindi songs western notations
Itz a great job to provide western notes on hindi songs for piano - keyboard lovers.I've also completed more than 900 hindi songs western notations, out of them my more than 160 western piano notes freely available on http://www.desibits.com/forums/
songs since 1960 to 2010.