PREFACE (September 1988) – I am a fourteen year-old high school freshman of Indian origin. From a very early age, I have had a keen interest in Indian music, both classical and light. I have perfomed at many Indian functions on violin, keyboard, and other Indian instruments. On such occasions I have often been asked, usually by parents whether I could write these songs in Western notation so that they could be played by their children who read Western music. With this in mind I have chosen six popular Hindi film songs and notated them in this book.
The songs are written for keyboard, violin, or any other single-voiced treble (G clef) instrument and are arranged in order of difficulty. These songs can be found in most Indian homes on cassettes or LPs (names of the films are listed with the songs) and these can be used for reference. The following section explains the rhythms and chord notations found in the music. If you have difficulty with any other symbols, your music teacher should be able to help, or feel free to contact me for help…
Please click on the links below to view the notations in PDF format.
Jane Kahan Gaye Woh Din – Film: Mera Naam Joker
Yaad Kiya Dil Ne Kahan Ho Tum – Film: Patita
Suhani Raat Dhal Chuki – Film: Dulari
Man Dole Mera Tan Dole – Film: Nagin
Jadugar Saiyan – Film: Nagin
Aye Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal – Film: Daag