Let us see the creativity (musical) of the song “Andhi Mazhai Pozhigiradhu” from “Raja Paarvai”.
This number is one of the gems of IR’s musical hits.
Quite tough indeed - a lot of creative fusion is made into the BGM – A mixture of Carnatic and Western Music. You can also get the vocal raga aalapanai in the interlude.
The song follows the notes s m1 g3 m1 d2 n3 S / S n3 d2 m1 g3 r1 s – The scale of raga – Vasantha
The song is in A Major key.
In A Octave, the raga scale translates into A D C# D F# G# A / A G# F# D C# A# A & so does the chords
But the A Major chord progression goes like A Bm C#m D E F#m G#dim.
Hence to suit the melody, possibly the A Major chord progression is modified into
A C#m D F# G# / A G#m Dm F# G# A#m
So confusing – is it not? -------- Equally confusing for me.
Please try the following chords and do post your corrections:
(A) Andhi mazhai (C#m) pozhigiradhu
(A) Ovvoru (Dm) thuliyilum (A) un mugam therigiradhu
(C#m) Indiran (A) thOttathu mundhiriye
(C#m) Manmadha (A) naattukku mandhiriye
(A) Thaenil vandu moozhgum poadhu
(A) Paavam endru vandhaal maadhu
(Am 7) Nenjukkul theeyai vaithu (A) mogam enbai
(Am 7) Thanneeril moozhgikkonde (A) thaagam enbai
(C#m) Thanimayile verumayile ethanai nAladi ila mayile
(C#m) Kettana iravugal suttana kanavugal imaigalil sumaiyadi ilamayile
I would be happy to correct my understanding wherever the chords are wrong……
Expecting your comments and suggestions….. for this fantastic song number………..Sathya