Showing posts from August, 2022

America - The Beautiful

When I decided to move to the US, I made up my mind to not fall for a luxurious life. I was afraid that I would be so enticed by the great infrastructure of the states that I would never like to return back to my home country. That is why I have been super careful while taking in all the luxuries. I have mostly been focusing on my job and my side gigs and so I hardly find any time during the weekdays. On weekends, I explore various places. Till now, I didn't find anything so special about America that cannot be found in India. Anything but one! And that one thing is the immense natural beauty of the landscape. America was the last continent where humans stepped their feet and so it is the one that has suffered the least human hostility. I have to say that I was awed by the rich natural beauty of the country. I agree that I have not even explored 5% of it, but, for what I did explore I felt like not leaving the place soon. From top to bottom in left to right order: 1. Mirror Lake -

Hey Shiva By Satyen

After about 2 years of procrastination, Satyen finally came up with his first single in collaboration with Abhishek Kunni. About a month back he sent me the raw version of the song and I was sold. They composed the melody in less than 2 days!! The song is free-versed. The song is composed in the key of D#. The song begins in double harmonic major (IIb and VIb) - the darkest scale of music. The flattened note VIb is occasionally substituted with VI to release the tension. The song has a minimal arrangement. Most part of the song is backed by tanpura creating a drone effect resulting in a lack of accompanying harmony. I have tried to keep the chords as close as possible. D#5                     D#5b6 Hey shiva, mahadev G#mM7           D#5 Sunle na meri pukaar. D#5                               D#5b6 Swarg se bada, naam tera G#mM7                   D#5 Kan kan mein, tera waas. D#5 Charno mein sukh paya hai G#m                              D#maj Tere hi dwaar pe aaya hai. D#5 Charno mein s