DICTIONARY OF SOME SOUTH INDIAN MUSICAL TERMS
A collection of terms in South Indian Music ( with a few terms from North Indian Music ) with their meaning
or description has been provided.
DIVYANAAMA KIRTANA : a Divyanaama kirtana wherein the pallavi
and the charanas have the same dhatu or tune; the pallavi is not repeated
at the end of the charana.
: one of the 10 elements of musical time; wherein for each taala akshara
or count, there is only one kaalaa.
: a person who is able to give a complete performance by himself without
the help of any accompaniment; as opposed to the Ekallan Yamalan who needs
the musical accompaniment of another person and Brinda Gayanan who needs
the accompaniment of a number of persons, i.e an orchestral accompaniment.
: a composer who has used only one type of Vaggeyakaara mudra in his compositions.
: ascending glide.