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Staff Notation

PDF with Midi (Audio) files.

Staff Notations are essentially parts of Western music and are not the right medium to describe music based on Hindustani Classical yet we have decided include them so that people not conversant with Swaralipi (Notations in Bangla) may also have at least a foretaste of the songs. In order to produce the same effect as the singing style some minor alterations were undertaken. Generally a violin and a set of strings are selected to produce the tune and for accompaniment respectively. There are variations with piano in some songs as well. Midi files are there too for quick listening and ready reference of the staff notations.

Staff Notation:

The main reference for Rabindra Sangeet is the Notations (Aakarmaatrik Swaralipi) prepared by various personalities. We have shared them through the site and guide notes are provided regarding how to read them. However, this form of notations is completely new to the majority of the visitors. In order to reach this section of populace we provide Staff Notations. Greater part of the Staff Notations is adapted for Violin, an instrument that has extensive capacity to slide, and starts from middle C (the shadaj or Sa is taken as C). An additional track for simple accompaniment is included. We have tried to restore the actual melody and hence in some cases, especially for slides, recommendations of the notations had to be modified. This may be verified in the Midi that go along with.

This section is open for discussion and we are ready to amend a notation.

We are ready to accept Staff Notations from anyone who is willing to contribute and share. This is required to share the huge burden upon us. The Editor holds the rights to accept, modify or reject a Staff Notation.

Midi:

These are small sized Audio Files. In fact these are Small Computer Programs that run in almost any environment. These files are editable with Midi Editors. Staff Notations can be generated from these files and the amendments be done thereof. One may use them in order to practice for vocal or instrumental reproduction of a song, although we do not recommend these for recordings.

Currently available Staff Notations.