Saajan mora ghar aayoWritten on October 26th, 2022 by Ritesh
It was two days before our singing class’ annual recital. I’d been heads down practicing Tilak Kamod and Jogiya, both with very different moods. I wanted a change. While testing loudness levels of a mic that I got for my home studio, I picked up my guitar and was inspired to play “Rooster” by Alice in Chains.
I’ve been sampling from their catalog recently and I found an interesting melodic pattern that I thought fit the Raag, composition, and the mood well. It’s a popular Hindustani bandish (song), one that every prolific singer has sung. It’s also a quintessential song for anyone that has learned Raag Jog, known for its use of both the Minor and Major Third. Here’s a bootleg recording of the live-session from my phone.