Har Pal Har Lamha

I played the drums at a Teachers’ Day performance of an original composition by our group in IISER Kolkata.

Drown

The music was so loud. I had it on earphones, which made it even louder. I wanted it loud, as loud as possible without blowing my brains out, but it was still too loud. But I did not turn it down. It drowned everything else. Just some sounds, and heavy music, and yelling voices. LOUD. It was like magic, how it drowned everything out.

It was too loud. After sometime, I felt nauseated by the loudness. I felt like throwing up. This is how loud it was. It was like a white-hot wave of fury rushing through my head. But I kept on.

Then when I ran out of my stock of loud, yelling music, I turned off the thing, and stayed up the rest of the night.

I can assure you of one thing with absolute authority. Whoever you are, you are not the stupidest person on earth. If you feel, for some reason, that you are, don’t worry, you’re not. I’ve just been in something that has made me hit bottom. You cannot be stupider than that.

This wasn’t the plan, though.

But that’s part of the reason why I am so stupid.

1Life.

My First Drum Tab

Hello, all. I’m really happy to post my first ever drum tab. I was looking for some song which had relatively simple drums, so I could practise it with my new kit. I liked Jon Osbourne’s ‘One of Us’ but initially couldn’t find its drum tab online. So I started writing the notes myself. Then I just looked up online again and saw that they were there, so I discontinued that. Then I liked Prithibi by Lakkhichhara, and I was almost sure the tabs won’t be on the net. I even asked their drummer if he could tell me where I might find the drum tabs to this song. He said the tabs don’t exist like that. I looked up the net anyway, just to be sure. When I saw there wasn’t any such thing, I sat down to write the tabs myself yada yada yada.

Anyway, so here is my first ever drum tab, that of Prithibi by Lakkhichhara, the song that inspired Bheegi Bheegi of Gangster and one of my favourite songs. The time signature is 3/4 so that was a little hard to figure out. After having carefully listened to this song an umpteen number of times, I saw that the drums are not following a strictly well-defined pattern, and I don’t really think that someone who wishes to play the drums of this song needs to follow my tabs very closely. If they generally stick to the principal patterns, it would do. I am quite sure that the Lakkhichhara drummer didn’t follow anything too strictly. He improvised variations on the spot, and the result just turned out to be that way. There are some small places where I have had to use notes on the side to explain what a particular stroke pattern should be like. I recommend that instead of trying to figure it out through my textual instructions, just listen to the song and it will be clear. These notes are not present in the tabs written below, because of layout problems. To get the complete tablature, along with the notes, just download this text file.

So here goes:

Artist: Lakkhichhara
Song: Prithibi
Drummer: Gaurab Chattopadhyay
Tabs by: Abhranil Das abhranil.net
Bar: 3/4

C: Crash
X: loud
x: soft
H: Hi-Hat
X: closed
o: open
S: Snare
o: normal
X: cross-sticking
=: flam
B: Bass

Intro

C |------X-----|X-----X----x|X-----------|X-------xxx-|

C |X----------x|X-----X----x|X-----x-xxx-|X-----X-----|

C |X----------x|X-------x-x-|X-----x-xxx-|X-----X----x|

C |X-----X----x|X-------x-x-|X-----X---x-|X---------X-|

Verse 1

C |------------|------------|------------|------------|
H |X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|
B |o---------o-|o-----------|o---------o-|o-----------|

C |------------|------------|------------|------------|
H |X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|
B |o-----------|o-----------|o---------o-|o-----------|

Verse 2

C |------------|------------|------------|------------|
H |X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-o-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|
B |o-----------|o---------o-|o-----------|o---------o-|

C |------------|------------|------------|------------|
H |X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|
B |o-----------|o---------o-|o-----------|o---------o-|

Chorus

C |------------|------------|X-----------|------------|
H |o-o-o-o-o-o-|o-o-o-o-o-o-|--X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------X-----|------o--ooo|------o-----|------o-----|
B |o---o-----o-|o---o---o---|o---------o-|o---------o-|

C |------------|X-----------|X-----X-----|X-----------|
H |X-X-X-X-X-X-|--X-X-X-X-X-|--X-X---X-X-|--X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|------o--ooo|
B |o-----------|o-----------|o-----------|o-------o---|

C |X-----------|------------|------------|X-----------|
H |--X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|--X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|
B |o---------o-|o---------o-|o-----------|o-----------|

C |X-----X-----|X-----------|------------|
H |--X-X---X-X-|--X-X-X-X-X-|------------|
S |------o-----|------o-----|=-----------|
B |o-----------|o-----------|o-----------|

Verse 3

C |X-----------|------------|------------|------------|
H |--X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|
B |o---------o-|o-----------|o---------o-|o-----------|

C |------------|------------|------------|------------|
H |X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-o-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-o-|
S |------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|
B |o---------o-|o-----------|o---------o-|o-----------|

Verse 4

C |------------|------------|------------|------------|
H |X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|
B |o-----------|o---------o-|o-----------|o-----------|

C |------------|------------|------------|------------|
H |X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-o-o-o-|
S |------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|
B |o---------o-|o---------o-|o-----------|o---------o-|

Chorus

C |------------|------------|X-----------|------------|
H |o-o-o-o-o-o-|o-o-o-o-o-o-|--X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------X-----|------o--ooo|------o-----|------o-----|
B |o---o-----o-|o---o---o---|o---------o-|o---------o-|

C |------------|------------|X-----X-----|X-----------|
H |X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|--X-X---X-X-|--X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------o-----|------o--oo-|------o-----|------o--ooo|
B |o-----------|o-----------|o-----------|o-------o---|

C |X-----X-----|------------|------------|------------|
H |--X-X---X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|
B |o---------o-|o---------o-|o-----------|o-----------|

C |X-----X-----|X-----------|------------|
H |--X-X---X-X-|------------|------------|
S |------o-----|------------|o-o-o-o-o-o-|
B |o-----------|o-o-o-o-o-o-|o-o-o-o-o-o-|

Instrumental

C |X-----------|------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|
H |------X-X-X-|X-X-X---X-X-|X-X-X---X-X-|X-X-X---X-X-|
S |------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|
B |o---------o-|o-----------|o---------o-|o---o-----o-|
C |X-----------|------------|X-----X-----|------X-----|
H |------------|------------|------------|------------|
S |------------|o-o-o-*note*|------o-----|------o-----|
B |o-o-o-o-o-o-|o-o-o-o-o-o-|o---------o-|o---o-----o-|

C |------X-----|X-----X-----|------------|------------|
H |------------|------------|------------|------------|
S |------o-----|------o-----|o-o-o-o-o-o-|o-o-o-oooooo|
B |o---o-----o-|o---o-----o-|o-o-o-o-o-o-|o-o-o-o-o-o-|

Verse 5

C |X-----------|------------|------------|------------|
H |------X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|
B |o---------o-|o-----------|o---------o-|o-----------|

C |------------|------------|------------|------------|
H |X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|------o--ooo|
B |o---------o-|o-----------|o---------o-|o-------o---|

Verse 6

C |X-----------|------------|------------|------------|
H |------X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|
B |o---------o-|o-----------|o---------o-|o-----------|

C |------------|------------|------------|------------|
H |X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|
B |o---------o-|o-----------|o---------o-|o---------o-|

Chorus

C |------------|------------|X-----X-----|------------|
H |o-o-o-o-o-o-|o-o-o-o-o-o-|--X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------o-----|------o-*..*|------o-----|------o-----|
B |o---o-----o-|o---o-------|o---------o-|o---------o-|

C |------------|X-----------|X-----X-----|X-----------|
H |X-X-X-X-X-X-|--X-X-X-X-X-|--X-X---X-X-|--X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|------o--ooo|
B |o-----------|o-----------|o-----------|o-------o---|

C |X-----X-----|------------|------------|X-----------|
H |--X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|X-X-X-X-X-X-|--X-X-X-X-X-|
S |------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|------o--oo-|
B |o---------o-|o---------o-|o---------o-|o-----------|

C |X-----X-----|X-----------|------------|
H |--X-X---X-X-|------------|------------|
S |------o-----|o-o-o-o-o-o-|o-o-o-oooooo|
B |o-----------|o-o-o-o-o-o-|o-o-o-o-o-o-|

Instrumental

C |X-----------|------X-----|------X-----|X-----X-----|
H |------X-X-X-|X-X-X---X-X-|X-X-X---X-X-|--X-X---X-X-|
S |------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|
B |o---------o-|o---------o-|o---------o-|o---o-----o-|
C |X-----------|------------|X-----X-----|------X-----|
H |------------|------------|--X-X---X-X-|X-X-X---X-X-|
S |------------|o-o-o-o-o-o-|------o-----|------o-----|
B |o-o-o-o-o-o-|o-o-o-o-o-o-|o---------o-|o---o-----o-|

C |------X-----|------X-----|X-----------|------------|
H |X-X-X---X-X-|X-X-X---X-X-|------------|------------|
S |------o-----|------o-----|o-o-o-o-o-o-|o-o-o-*note*|
B |o---o-----o-|o---o-----o-|o-o-o-o-o-o-|o-o-o-o-o-o-|

C |X-----X-----|------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|
H |------X-X-X-|X-X-X---X-X-|X-X-X---X-X-|X-X-X---X-X-|
S |------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|
B |o---o-----o-|o---o-----o-|o---o-----o-|o---o-----o-|

C |X-----------|------------|X-----X-----|------X-----|
H |------------|------------|--X-X---X-X-|X-X-X---X-X-|
S |------------|o-o-o-oooooo|------o-----|------o-----|
B |o-o-o-o-o-o-|o-o-o-o-o-o-|o---o-----o-|o---o-----o-|

C |------X-----|------X-----|X-----------|------------|
H |X-X-X---X-X-|X-X-X---X-X-|------------|------------|
S |------o-----|------o-----|o-o-o-o-o-o-|o-o-o-o-o-o-|
B |o---o-----o-|o---o-----o-|o-o-o-o-o-o-|o-o-o-o-o-o-|

C |X-----------|------X-----|------X-----|------X-----|
H |------X-X-X-|X-X-X---X-X-|X-X-X---X-X-|X-X-X---X-X-|
S |------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|------o-----|
B |o---o-----o-|o---o-----o-|o---o-----o-|o---o-----o-|
C |X-----------|------------|X-----X-----|------X-----|
H |------------|------------|------------|------------|
S |------------|o-o-o-o-o-o-|------o-----|------o-----|
B |o---o-o-o-o-|o-o-o-o-o-o-|o---o-----o-|o---o-----o-|

C |------X-----|------X-----|X-----------|
H |------------|------------|------------| ...fade out.
S |------o-----|------o-----|o-----------|
B |o---o-----o-|o---o-----o-|o-----------|

I hope you like it.

1Life.


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