A murki is cluster of notes that sounds like a short, subtle taan. A murki can also comprise a series of such short clusters. A murki is less forceful than a khatka or a zamzama. A combination like R R S S could be a murki or a khatka or the starting point of a zamzama, depending on the force of delivery. Although some special murkis are used in khayal singing, it is really a very handy device for a thumri singer. In fact, the bols of a thumri, the ragas they are normally set to and the mood of this form of singing especially demand the usage of murkis. Thus, thumris are often built around this alankar.
- Ajoy Chakrabarty first begins with “dekhe” sung forcefully, zamzama-style and immediately sings the same bol in a far more refined manner employing the murki. He goes on singing different murkis in bols and for better understanding, repeats them in sargams as well.
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- A profusion of murkis using the bols of a thumri by Ajoy Chakrabarty.
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