Friday, November 27, 2009

Panch Hum

Meaning: Raspy caterwauling used as musical interlude in songs.
Pronunciation: Punch-hum.
Usage: The punch hum in 'duniya mein logon ko' is more memorable than 'pyaar hamein kis mod pe le aaya'.
Root: Dedicated to Pancham (nickname of RD Burman). He had this quirk of lacing his songs with guttural interludes.