DICTIONARY OF SOME SOUTH INDIAN MUSICAL TERMS

KACHCHERI : the popular term for a music concert.


KADIGAI(Tamil) : a bard who sings songs in special occassions invoking prosperity.


KAAKU : a song of an erotic nature.


KALAKSHEPAM : A discourse on a sacred theme to the accompaniment of music.


KALPITA SANGITA : compositions already composed.


KAMPAM : a type of gamaka.


KAMPITA SWARA : the note which is rendered with a shake.


KARNATAKA BANI(Tamil) : singing and playing in the correct style of South Indian music, without mixing alien styles.


KAAVADI CHINDU : a type of Tamil folk song.


KAVANAM : creative work.


KIRTAN : North Indian style of performance, similar to kathakalakshepam of South India.


KEERTHANA : a simpler form of musical composition. Words are given more importance than the musical content.


KRITI : said to have evolved from the keerthana where the musical value is higher than the keerthana. It is more technical than keerthana.


KOMAL SWARA : the lower-pitched note.


KONNAKOL : the art of reciting jatis in a pleasant manner confining to a chosen tala.


KRAMA : regular (as opposed to vakra).


KRAMA SANCHAARA : phrases which confirm to the arohana-avarohana gati of the raga.
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