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Friday, September 01, 2006

MIDI Music

A long time ago I had collected some Indian tunes (there's also one from across the western border) in the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) format. Thought of passing them on (if you were expecting MP3s or human sounds, sorry to disappoint). You can simply listen to them or karaoke or use them as mobile phone ringtones (except for the National Anthem). The biggest advantage of MIDIs is their size, only a few kilobytes and that's all. But to save on server space and ease downloading especially on ultra-low bandwidth connections like mine, I've zipped the files. Hope you don't mind the unzipping process (pun, if any, unintended).

[To download right click your mouse and click on 'Save Link As' for Firefox or 'Save Target As' for IE]

Ajeeb Dastaan Hain Yeh - Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960)
[zip | mid 00:02:09 2 KB]

Aye Mere Humsafar - Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
[zip | mid 00:05:32 16 KB]

Bar Bar Dekho - China Town (1962)
[zip | mid 00:04:54 11 KB]

Beqarar Karke Hamein - Bees Saal Baad (1962)
[zip | mid 00:02:34 2 KB]

Chod Aaye Hum - Maachis (1996)
[zip | mid 00:01:50 10 KB]

Dil Kya Kare - Julie (1975)
[zip | mid 00:02:22 13 KB]

Dum Maro Dum - Hare Krishna Hare Rama (1972)
[zip | mid 00:02:59 3 KB]

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga - 1942: A Love Story (1993)
[zip | mid 00:01:35 8 KB]

Honthon Se Choo Lo Tum - Prem Geet (1981)
[zip | mid 00:04:07 39 KB]

Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaaye - Jurm (1990)
An obvious lift from 'Five Hundred Miles'
[zip | mid 00:01:01 2 KB]

Jana Gana Mana - India's National Anthem (1911)
[zip | mid 00:00:54 2 KB]

Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaaye - Anand (1970)
[zip | mid 00:02:40 2 KB]

Kehna Hai Kya - Bombay (1995)
[zip | mid 00:03:08 6 KB]

Kisi Ki Muskurahaton Pe - Anadi (1959)
[zip | mid 00:02:01 2 KB]

Kuch Naa Kahon - 1942: A Love Story (1993)
[zip | mid 00:02:46 2 KB]

Laakhon Hain Yahan Dilwale - Kismat (1968)
[zip | mid 00:02:32 3 KB]

Maine Tere Liye Hi Saat Rang - Anand (1970)
[zip | mid 00:02:01 14 KB]

Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaaoon - Yes Boss (1997)
[zip | mid 00:02:53 3 KB]

Mein Zindagi Ka Saath - Hum Dono (1961)
The solo quality cigarette song in Hindi films. And the Health Ministry intends to let it remain the only.
[zip | mid 00:01:52 3 KB]

Mera Joota Hain Japani - Shree 420 (1955)
[zip | mid 00:01:49 2 KB]

Mera Naam Chin-Chin-Choo - Howrah Bridge (1958)
[zip | mid 00:02:07 2 KB]

Mere Sapno Ki Rani - Aradhana (1969)
[zip | mid 00:03:01 18 KB]

Om Jai Jagishsh Hare - Composed by Pandit Shardha Ram Phillauri (1870s)
[zip | mid 00:02:02 2 KB]

Pukarta Chala Hoon Mein - Mere Sanam (1965)
[zip | mid 00:02:16 7 KB]

Rahe Na Rahe Hum - Mamta (1966)
[zip | mid 00:02:39 2 KB]

Rimjhim Gire Saawan - Manzil (1979)
[zip | mid 00:01:55 8 KB]

Sayonee - Azadi (1997)
The best from the boys across the border.
[zip | mid 00:04:49 22 KB]

Thandi Hawayen - Naujawan (1951)
[zip | mid 00:02:44 2 KB]

Yeh Zameen Gaa Rahi Hain - Teri Kasam (1982)
[zip | mid 00:02:37 17 KB]


dwaipayan said...

is iot possible to burn these on a cd?? coz my comp is deaf and dumb.. the sound card dosn't work:(

Appu said...

Dwaipayan, I think you can, after saving them onto your disk if you have a CD writer, though i am not a techie.
Good collection, sammy. My connection is slow, so I will be downloading them tonight. Whats with the national anthem , we are not supoosed to use it as ring tone is it?

b v n said...

Nice collection :)...i'm playin them rite now .btw "The solo quality cigarette song in Hindi films." - whats that funda?

San said...

a man with good music taste too .. you really are a rare breed ;)

Soumyadip said...

Dwaipayan Yes, you can. But what's the point of writing 200 KB of stuff in a CD that can hold 700 MB. But then most music systems would not recognise the MIDI format. You can convert the MIDI into wav or mp3 and then burn it onto a CD. But wait a little, I have a few more collections to post.

Appu Not it isn't that. It just doesn't hear right listening to the National Anthem blaring as a polyphonic ringtone from a cellphone. And in case you want an mp3 of Jana Gana Mana, you can download it from here [MP3 816KB 128kbps Stereo 44kHz 00:00:52].

National Anthems of over 130 countries of the world (in MIDI format) is available on this page.

BVN The logic is simple, there haven't been too many songs on smoking in Hindi cinema and this song picturised on Dev Anand is the only quality song that I can recall from this nonexistent genre.

San Ahem! Thank you! Thank you! But don't men and good taste go together?

--Sunrise-- said...

Thank you... you have a good selection of songs there (some of which I already have... others I might check out and download)...

I did however d-load the Jana Gana Mana... thank you for that... it made me go 'tingly' (for want of a better word) to hear the tune of our national anthem again...

I have a small question, however, re: the national anthem. I have asked many people about this, and I have been hearing the same two answers, so I would like to know how you have been taught it...

in the lyrics, does it go Dravida, Utkala, Banga

Dravida, Utkala, Vanga ?

dwaipayan said...

hey soum, I'm not in hurry. neither do I have any plan to burn the cd. it's only that if these songs weren't ready to be burn , I'd have bug you repeatedly to convert them and then i'd lyaad khao..:)

Soumyadip said...

Sunshine It's B - "Dravida-Utkala-Banga."

Dwaipayan You keep on waiting.

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Ek Anjaan Ladki said...

wow..thanks for this!

tyro said...

gr8 job yaar.. thanks a lot!!!
just got the right thing at right moment.. :)

coconut oil miracles said...

Awesome Collection.. thanks a lot for sharing....Cheers!!!