Topic started by Viswanath S. (@ 126.96.36.199) on Tue Mar 31 23:22:01 EST 1998.
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Among the percussion instruments used in Tamil film music, Tabla and Mridangam are perhaps the most common. However, Ghatam has a richness of its own that gives it a unique status. It has been used rather effectively in quite a few songs (e.g, Mayanginen mannan... from "Salem Vishnu"). Comments...
- From: Ravi (@ greed.cs.umass.edu)
on: Tue Mar 31 23:38:16 EST 1998
Another rarely used percussion instrument is the thavil. ippa sameebathula kannalE (Jeans) paatula kEttEn.. How about earlier uses of it? Thillaana mOhanaambaaL springs to mind.. any others?
- From: bhava (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Wed Apr 1 00:47:49 EST 1998
Ghatam in "Narumugayee Narumugayee "(Iruvar)
sounds really good thanks to Vikku ji
- From: NOV (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Wed Apr 1 01:19:29 EST 1998
Ravi - Have you forgotten the "inspirator" of the Kannoadu song, Singaara valeney deva? I recently saw SJ performing the song live, complete with thavil and nadhasawara players. Magnificient!
- From: Kitcha (@ dhcp232-181.eel.ufl.edu)
on: Wed Apr 1 14:27:09 EST 1998
The best use of the Ghatam as far as I know...is in "pOtri pAdadi ponne.." from Dhevar magan.
Personally,I think the first interlude or BGM ,of that song is one of the best Illayaraja has ever scored.
Raja has also used the Thavil....like in
1. "Sandhaikku vandha kili.." from Dharma Durai.(Hope Iam right!)
2. "Maankuyile.." from Karakatakaran.
And I was just wondering....Did ARR use the thavil in "Maana madurai.." in Minsara Kanavu ?
- From: pal (@ c45208.ece.umn.edu)
on: Wed Apr 1 17:41:31 EST 1998
ARR used the thavil in "ottagatha kattikkO" excellent one! Also ARR gave a new touch to the 'double congo' ( pEru correctA?! )es in the 'bakthi paadal paadattuma' in pudhiya mugam.
- From: Sam (@ ecarh29c.nortel.ca)
on: Wed Apr 1 18:04:37 EST 1998
ARR used Thavil in "Vaani sathu kodi" and "Vaanil Eani podu" (film: puthiya manargal). He used ghatam and thavil in Jeans (Kannodu)
- From: Pagalavan (@ bbn-cache-3.cisco.com)
on: Thu Apr 2 11:26:58 EST 1998
Few other songs with thavil usage:
athisaya ulagam..ragasiya idhayam.. (gouravam, LRE song)
azhagiya vizhigaLil.. (darling ^3)
- From: haris (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Fri Apr 3 08:37:53 EST 1998
hello tfm lovers,
This discussion on ghatam reminds me of one laughable thing from the film 'balE pAndiyA'.
in the song 'nEEyE unakku enrum nigarAnvan'(tms/???(can anybody say who sang that konnakkOl/nattuvAngam in that song?) BAlAji will be having a ghatam on his lap and plays. but the actual instrument used was mridangam(i guess). i don't know how our film people do such errors.
- From: venus (@ dwp.esri.com)
on: Sat Apr 4 13:55:02 EST 1998
Excellent thavil by ARR
Kadhalikkum pennin kaiikal - Kadhalan-SPJ,Udit
Kooku saiva kooku - Muthu - SPB & Chorous
Mannoothu mandhailla - Kizhukkuch chimailae-SPB
Mammae oodu macchu oodu - MV -(I think it is based on 'Raa raa venu....'
- From: Aravind (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Mon Apr 6 05:45:25 EDT 1998
How can we forget the ghatam usage in 'niththam niththam nelluch chORu' from muLLum malarum. In fact, the song had only two instruments, ghatam and Morsing (is the spelling right?), that too both classified under percussion instru. Are there any other songs which had only percusion instrus?
- From: Viswa (@ webgate0.mot.com)
on: Thu Apr 16 01:31:38 EDT 1998
I just noticed that IR has used Ghatam in "Ayya voodu" song from KM. The bit is used at the end of the pallavi...
- From: Raghavan (@ helena.cs.wisc.edu)
on: Fri Apr 24 00:34:10 EDT 1998
Either the thavil or the ghatam was used in
"adhisaya nadamidum abinaya saraswathiyO .."
Which one was it?
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