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Relating Western Music Scales with Carnatic Music Janya Raagas

Notation for few Telugu Songs

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Relating scales with janya ragas

C   major                                 - 29 Dheera Shankarabharana
F   major: B♭                            - 28 Hari Kambhoji
B♭ major: B♭ E♭                        - 22 Karaharapriya
E♭ major: B♭ E♭ A♭                    - 20 Nata Bhairavi
A♭ major: B♭ E♭ A♭ D♭                - 08 Hanumathodi
D♭ major: B♭ E♭ A♭ D♭ G♭            - 44 Bhavapriya
G♭ major: B♭ E♭ A♭ D♭ G♭ C♭        - ?? (requires Ni1 and Ni3) 
C♭ major: B♭ E♭ A♭ D♭ G♭ C♭ F♭    - ?? (requires Ni1 and Ni3)
            
G  major - F♯                              - 65 Mecha Kalyani
D  major - F♯ C♯                          - 53 Gamanashrama
A  major - F♯ C♯ G♯                      - 51 Kama Vardhini
E  major - F♯ C♯ G♯ D♯                  - 45 Shubha Panturavali
B  major - F♯ C♯ G♯ D♯ A♯              - 44 Bhavapriya
F♯ major - F♯ C♯ G♯ D♯ A♯ E♯          - ?? (requires M1 and M2)
C♯ major - F♯ C♯ G♯ D♯ A♯ E♯ B♯      - ?? (requires M1 and M2)

Ragas of few Telugu songs

Shudda Dhanyasi (S G2 M1 P N2 S')
Song Movie Remarks / Guest Notes
Alalu kalalu egisi egisi Seetaakokachiluka  
Gopemma chetilo goru mudda Preminchu Pelladu  G3 in charanam
Raallallo isakallo raasaanu iddari perlu Sita Rama kalyanam
Raayini aadadi chesina raamudivaa  Trishulam
Shubhalekha raasukunna Kondaveeti Donga  
Srirastu Shubhamastu Pelli Pustakam
Suryudu choostunnadu Abhimanyudu  
Naakoka Srimati kaavaali Mundadugu R2 in charanam
                                                                          
Madhyamavati (S R2 M1 P N2 S')
Song Movie Remarks / Guest Notes
Adivo Alladivo Srihari vaasamu Annamayya  
Ilaa choodu prema lokam Preminchukundaam raa  
Gajje ghallu mannado gunde jhallu manndo Baava Baavamaridi  
Jaanaki raamula kalayanaaniki jagame Samsaaram oka chadarangam  
Manasaa palukave madhu maasapu Shubhaakaankshalu
Priyaraagaale gundelona pongutunna Hello Brother  
Raamsakkanodamma sandamaama Raaja kumaarudu  
Suvvi suvvi suvvalamma Swathi mutyam
Tolisaari mimmalni choosindi modalu Srivaariki Premalekha
                                                                          
Kalyani (S R2 G3 M2 P D2 N3 S')
Song Movie Remarks / Guest Notes
Idi teeyani vennela reyi Premalekhalu
Kudi edamaite porapaatu Devadasu  
Manasaa tulli padake Srivaariki Premalekha  
Totalo naa raaju    
                                                                          

Notation for Telugu Songs

In this section I try to present the carnatic music notation for few phrases of Telugu movie songs. The notation used is as follows:

Song

Movie Name

Base Notes

Remarks

 

 

 

 

Chukkalu Temmanna

April 1 Vidudala

S G3 M1 P N3 S'

-

Hrudayam Ekkadunnado

Gajini

S R2 G2 M1 P N2 S'

-

Kannu kannu kalise

-

S R2 G2 M1 P D2 N2 S'

-

Keeravaani

Anweshana

S R2 G3 M1 P D1 N3 S'

-

Madhurame sudha gaanam

Brindavanam

S R2 G3 P D2

-

Pallavinchavaa naa gontulo

Kokilamma

S R2 G2 M1 P D2 N3 S'

-

Pilichina muraliki

Aananda Bhairavi

S R2 G2 M P D2 N2 S'

D1 in Pallavi

Tarali raada Tane Vasantam

Rudra Veena

S R2 G3 P N3 S'

-

Vaana Vaana Vandanam

Adavi Donga

S G3 M1 P N3 S'

-

Vatapatra shaayiki

Swathi mutyam

S R2 G2 M1 P D1 N3 S'

G3 N2 guest notes

Vennelaina Cheekataina

Pandanti Kapuram

S R2 G2 P D2 S'

Shiva Ranjani + M1 M2 N2 N3


Chukkalu Temmanna
Song: Chukkalu Temmanna 
Movie Name: April 1 Vidudala 
Composer: Ilayaraja 
Base Notes:  S G3 M1 P N3 (unless indicated otherwise) 
Pallavi:
 Sa G G    Ga Ma Pa    Ni P P     Pa Ma Ga
 Chukkalu  temmanaa   tenchuku     raanaa 

 Ga  MgM Pa     Pa Ma Gs  -  Ga MgM Pa   Pa Ma Ga g
 choostaavaa    naa maina -  chEstaalE     Emaina

 M P   M  P  M P    - M P    M P M P   -  N P M G       P M G S
 ninnE meppistaanu  - nannE arpistaanu -  vastaanammaa  eTTaagainaa 
Charanam:
 P P M G   M P P    -   P P M G    M GG
 shOlE     vundaa?  -    idigO     indaa 

 G M Pa   Pa Ni S'    Ni Pa   -  N N M G    Pa Ni S'  N P
 chaallE  idi jvaala  kaadaa? -  telugulo   teesaarE  baala 

 Sa' Ga' S'  Sa' G' S'  S' N  -  S'S' G'a S' Sa'G'S'   NN
 jagadeka    veeruni    katha -  idi  paata  picturu  kaada

 S'S'Ga'S'  Sa'G'S'  S'NN  -  nS'S'Ga'S'  S' G'  S' N P
 ati loka   sundari  tala  -  atikinchi   ista   pada

 PN Sa'G'G'  G'S' S'N N  S'N NPP   PM MG GS
 ee maayanu  chesaina    oppinche  teeraali

Hrudayam Ekkadunnadi
Song: Hrudayam Ekkadunnadi
Movie: Gajini
Base Notes: S R2 G2 M1 P N2 (unless noted otherwise)
Pallavi:
 S G  G S   G M MP    - S G  G S  G M MP  
 Hrudayam Ekkadunnadi - Hrudayam Ekkadunnadi 
 
 M   P P P     M P  M G Ri    - S R  R G   R S S N - N S S R    R R R   
 Nee chuttoone tirugutunnadi  - chupulakai vetika  - chupulone  batika
 
 R M    M P    G R     G R S   -   S RSR NP  -  R M   M P     G R    G R S
 Kallu terechi swapna maikanna -  tolisaari  -  kallu terechi swapna maikanna 

Kannu kannu kalise
Song: Kannu kannu kalise
Composer: A R Rahman
Base notes: S  R2  G2  M1  P  D2  N2 (unless otherwise specified)
Pallavi:
 S S    G R     M M P  -   S S    G R    M M Pa
 kannu  kannu   kalise -   kanne  siggu  virise 
 
 PSa' S'  Sa' S' R'  S'N D D Pa  -  P M    P N D P   M G M P   P M G R Sa
 junnu    meegada    muddulato   -   ..    ...        ...      ...         

Madhurame Sudha Gaanam
Song: Madhurame Sudha Gaanam
Movie: Brindavanam
Composer: Ilayaraja
Base notes: S  R2  G3  P  D2  (unless otherwise specified)
Pallavi:
 G P D Sa'p  P D P  G R G   -  GPDS'DSa'p  P D P  G R G
 Madhurame   sudha  gaanam  -  manakide    maro   praanam

 G G P G  Ri S S   Ri G S R -  G G P G  R S  S D Ri S
 madilo   mohana   geetam   -  medile  toli sangeetam

Pallavinchavaa naa gontulo...
Song: Pallavinchavaa naa gontulo 
Movie: Kokilamma 
Base Notes: Gowri manohari (S R2 G2 M1 P D2 N3) (unless noted otherwise)
Pallavi:
 Ga G Ga G Ga   RiS SaRSRSN -  Ni D N  Sa Sa  RMa Ga R Sa
 Pallavinchavaa naa gontulo -  Pallavi kaavaa naa paatalo

 Ga G Ga G Ga   RiS SaRMGRN -  NSPN    Sa Ri  RMa Ga R Sa
 Pallavinchavaa naa gontulo -  Pallavi kaavaa naa paatalo
 
 M P P   P Pam  MP MPa NPNPM  M R  R M P    Ma R   Ri Ga   RSGRSN
 Pranaya sudhaa raagaa ...  - Naa  bratuku  needi  kaadaa  ...  

Pilichina Muraliki
Song: Pilichina Muraliki
Movie: Ananda Bhairavi
Base Notes: S R2 G2 M1 P D2 N2 (unless noted otherwise)
Pallavi:
 P D1  P M    G S G M   -  P D1  P M   G S  G M
 Pilichina    muraliki  -  valachina   muvvaku

 P D1 PM   GRGG  M P P  -  PP  P S' N D   N R G M G S
 edalo     okate raagam -  adi aananda    bairavi raagam

 P D1  P M    G S G M   -  P D1  P M   G S  G M
 murisina     muraliki  -  merisina    muvvaku

 P D1 PM  GRGG   M P P    -  PP  P S' N D   N R G M G S
 edalo    prema  paraagam -  adi aananda   bairavi raagam
Charanam:
 P P P S'  S'a S' S'  G' R' S' N  N D D P  P P D P  M G G M   P P
 Evaree    gopika     pada  laya   vinte   yedalo   andiya   mroge

 P P P S'  S'a S' S'  G' R' S' N   N D D P  P P D P  M G G M   P N D P
 padame    sagamai    madilo       vunte    pranayaalaapana   saage

 S S S P  P P P M  PS' N D N P  - P S' S' R'  S' N N D  P D P M GRSGM
 hrudayam layamai  poyinadi     - layale      priyamai  jeevitamai

Vatapatra shaayiki...
Song: Vatapatra shaayiki 
Movie: Swathi mutyam 
Base Notes: S R2 G2 M1 P D1 N3 (Guest Notes: G3 N2)
Pallavi:
 S S Ri G   rS S S N  S S Ri G  rS S  -  Sa Ri G  Ri S S M  M G Ri G  rS S
 Vatapatra  Shaayiki  varahaala laali -  Rajeeva  netruniki ratanaala laali

 S S Ga3 M  Pa P P Pa  -  S S Ga3 M  Pa P P P    Pa D P P  Sa' P
 Muripaala  krishuniki -  Muripaala  krishuniki  mutyaala  laali
  
 M P P D P P M M G  P M M G G  rS S
 Jagamelu swaamiki  pagadaala  laali
Charanam 1:
 G3 M Pa P  Pa P P P PaD2N2P  N2p MPamg3 -  G3 M Pa P  Pa P P P  PaD2N2P  N2p MPamg3
 Kalyaana  Raamuniki Kausalya laali      -  Kalyaana   Raamuniki Kausalya laali

 G3 M P N2 N2  N2 N2 N2 N2  D2 Ni2s'N2  D2 N2 N2 -  G3 M P N2 N2  N2 N2 N2 N2  D2 Ni2s'N2  D2 N2 N2
 Yaduvamsa     vibhuniki    yashoda     laali    -  Yaduvamsa     vibhuniki    yashoda     laali
  
 G3 M Pa S'  S' S' S' Sa' - G3 M Pa S'  S' S' S' S'  N N S'R'S  Ni S'
 Kariraaja   mukhuniki    - Kariraaja   mukhuniki   giritanaya  laali

 N N S' P P  P P P P   M P PDP    DPGRS
 paramaamsha bhavuniki paramaatma laali
Charanam 2:
 G3S G3SG3 G3SG3  S S Ga3 M  Pa P  -  G3S G3SG3  G3SG3   S S Ga3 M  Pa P
 Alamelu   patiki annamayya  laali -  Alamelu    patiki  annamayya  laali

 G3M PaS' S'NS'NNp  MG3 MG3M sGa S -  G3M PaS' S'NS'NNp  MG3 MG3M sGa S
 Kodanda  raamuniki gopayya  laali -  Kodanda raamuniki gopayya laali
  
 s'Ni S' Ni P P P   S' N S' N S' pNi2 P - s'Ni S' Ni P P P   S' N S' N S' pNi2 P
 Shyaamalaanguniki  shyaamayya   laali  - Shyaamalaanguniki  shyaamayya   laali

 mPaPD  D P M G' G M pSa'P  G R rS S
 Aagama nutuniki tyaagayya  laali

Vennelaina Cheekataina...
Song: Vennelaina Cheekataina 
Movie: Pandanti Kapuram 
Base Raaga: ShivaRanjani (S R2 G2 P D2) Guest Notes: G3 M1 M2 N2 N3
Pallavi:
 S R G P GPG   S R G M1M1G  -  Pa D S' DSa' P  Ga R G R S  -  Pa D S' R' Sa' P   Ga R G R S
 Vennelaina    Cheekataina  -  Nee to ne       Jeevitamu   -  Nee  Preme         Sashwatamu

 Pa Da S GaR     Ri Ga G3 Ga RS  - Pa D S G R GR      R G Ga3 G RS
 E janmado       Ee Bandhamu     -  E naatido         Anubandhamu

 Ga'R'S'   Ri'S'D   Ri'Sa'S'    -  G'G'R'S'   R'R'S'D   Ri'Sa'S'    - Pa D S'   D P G R   R G R S S
 Ningi     Nela     Saakshaalu  -  Ningi      Nela      Saakshaalu  - Premaku    Maname   Roopaalu       
Charanam:
 R G R S   Sa Pa M2PaM2    -    Ri Ga S   Sa R G S
 ...        ...                  ...       ...

 R G R S   Sa Pa DPaG      -    Ri Ga S   Sa R G S
 ...       ...                    ...       ...  

 PPPP         DDDD       PDPGG    -   PPPP          DDDD       PDPDD
 kaugilinta lona gaali   adakodau -   chukkalaina ninnu nannu choodakoodadu


 Pa DS'DS'N3Sa'N2    Ni2 Da M1 Pa   -   D S' D  S' D Pa    P D P D P Ga     -  R G R G   Ri S D P  Da Sa 
 Aa  Haayilo         E  reyilo      -   Neevu dehamalle    Nenu Pranamalle  -   ...  ......  .....  ...     

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