Harmonica Lover of the week: Big B(handari)
Our harmonica lover of this week is Mr Ashok Bhandari who is a magician and performs on the harmonica as well. Earlier, we have already uploaded some articles on him along with his videos on this blog. This week, we are uploading two of his videos of the same song, but in different effects. The first one is single note playing and the second one is with TREMOLO effect. This song "Suhaani Chaandni Raaten..." is from the film "Mukti". It was composed by R.D.Burman and sung by Mukesh.
"Tremolo" is an effect where two notes of a particular reference are tuned slightly apart to get that wavering effect. One note is slightly sharpened than the reference note to get this tremolo effect. This effect can be either achieved by playing a song on a tremolo harmonica or by some special effects during recording. However, for a song which also requires chromatic notes, it may not be feasible to play this on the ordinary tremolo harmonica and one may need a special Suzuki SCT-128 Tremolo-Chromatic harmonica for the same. Please listen to these videos to differentiate between regular effect and tremolo effect. This song is wonderfully played by wonderking big B(handari). Any guesses of how he achieved this effect ? ;-)