Saturday, April 25, 2009

Anuragini - Oru Kuda keezhil.

A cover version after a long time. :) This song was suggested by Mr.Naushad. I have tried to do a bare minimum justice to the original rendition by none other than our Gana Gandharvan Dr. K J Yesudas Sir. Please listen to this and correct me :).

I dedicate this song to Mr.Naushad.

Film: Oru Kudakkeezhil
Lyrics: Poovachal khader
Music: Johnson Master
Singer: Padmabhooshan Dr. K J Yesudas
Cover : Arun

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Gurubhyon Namah!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Siva Panchakshari - Own Composition

After 2 months of bad time with Laryngitis, throat infection and what not, huh!, I am back. :-). Ya, it was a real bad time for me I can't believe that I have spent more than 3 weeks without singing a single line!!! Now I am undergoing Voice Therapy under Dr. Jayakumar, KIMS Trivandrum, I am regaining my voice and pace. I am slowly starting my singing again. I have tried Siva Panchakshari this time. Siva Panchakshari or Siva Panchakshara Sthothram is praising Lord Siva with 5 Slokas each starting with letters "Na", "Ma", "Si", "Va", and "Ya" respectively which put together become "Namasivaya" which is called Siva Panchaksharam (5 letters). I tried composing the Sthotram in 5 different Ragas - Hamsanandi, Darbar Kanada (based), Revathi, SindhuBhairavi and as usual ending with Madhyamavathi. Be it in concerts or in my practise sessions, I end it with Madhyamavathi Ragam, as it is believed that Madhyamavathi has the ability to wash off all the faults in the singing till then. So, that is an anticipatory bail ;-). I know some of the faults I have made, waiting to know more. :-). This can be considered as my second start.
I am dedicating this as an offering to Lord Maheshvara, who has made me take this effort!
Expecting all your prayers and encouragement! Gurubhyon Namah! Ohm Namah Sivaya!

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