A Short Listening Exercise

First:
Listen to Mitwa, the famous song from Lagaan, paying attention to the tone of the plucked instrument in the first 60 seconds.

Then:
Listen to the beginning of another AR Rahman song, this time from the movie Indira (especially the portion beginning at 0:14). Listening to the rest of this brilliant song is an added bonus, but is beyond the scope of this exercise.

Thereafter:
Pay heed to a song composed by Amit Trivedi from Dev D. The first 13 seconds would do:

Each of these songs has a distinctly different tune, but the similarity in the instrumentation is uncanny. Is it because of the instrument used?

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3 thoughts on “A Short Listening Exercise

  1. Every time I listen to the last minute of that song! A bunch of us were performing for some ceremony and finished off with this song – best idea we ever had 😀

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