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.
: the science or grammar with respect to raaga, taala or musical form.
GITA : is concerned with the enumeration of the lakshana of
the raaga in the sahitya.
GITA : a geetham that is simple in tune and other technical
aspects. It is usually meant for beginners. This is an exercise for beginners
to correlate Sahitya to Swara passages and sing.
GAANAM : secular music as opposed to vaidika gaanam which is
: speed or tempo.
: sense of rhythm.