How to Play Hindi Film Songs on Keyboard with Notations
Hindi film songs are popular among music lovers for their catchy melodies, expressive lyrics and diverse styles. If you want to play these songs on keyboard, you will need to learn the notations that represent the notes, chords and rhythms of the songs. Notations are symbols that help you read and write music without having to memorize every sound.
There are different types of notations for keyboard, such as Carnatic, Western and Band. Carnatic notation is based on the Indian classical music system, which uses seven notes (sa, ri, ga, ma, pa, dha, ni) and their variations (such as komal and tivra) to form scales and ragas. Western notation is based on the European classical music system, which uses seven letters (A, B, C, D, E, F, G) and their sharps (#) and flats (b) to form scales and modes. Band notation is a simplified version of Western notation that uses numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) and dots (.) to indicate the notes and chords of a song.
To play Hindi film songs on keyboard with notations, you will need to follow these steps:
Choose a song that you like and find its notation online or in a book. You can use websites like KeyLess Online or Musescore to browse and download notations for various Hindi film songs. You can also listen to the song on platforms like SoundCloud to get familiar with its tune and tempo.
Identify the scale or raga of the song and set your keyboard accordingly. For example, if the song is in C major scale or Bilawal raga, you will need to set your keyboard to play only the white keys. If the song is in D minor scale or Kafi raga, you will need to set your keyboard to play only the white keys except for Bb (black key next to A). You can use online tools like Raga Finder or Scale Finder to find out the scale or raga of any song.
Read the notation carefully and practice playing the notes and chords with your right hand. You can use your index finger for single notes and your thumb, middle and little fingers for chords. You can also use your left hand to play the bass notes or chords that support the melody. For example, if the notation is C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G C E G (Zoobi Doobi from 3 Idiots), you can play it with your right hand by pressing the keys C E G repeatedly in a rhythmic pattern. You can also play it with your left hand by pressing the key C once at the beginning of each measure.
Add some variations and expressions to your playing by using techniques like gliding, sliding, bending, vibrato, staccato and legato. These techniques help you create different effects and moods with your keyboard. For example, if you want to glide from one note to another smoothly, you can slide your finger across the keys without lifting it. If you want to bend a note slightly up or down in pitch, you can press the key harder or softer. If you want to add some vibrato or tremolo to a note, you can shake your finger slightly on the key. If you want to play a note short and crisp, you can press and release the key quickly (staccato). If you want to play a note long and smooth, you can press and hold the key without any 061ffe29dd