DICTIONARY OF SOME SOUTH INDIAN MUSICAL TERMS

LAKSHANA : the science or grammar with respect to raaga, taala or musical form.


LAKSHANA GITA : is concerned with the enumeration of the lakshana of the raaga in the sahitya.


LAKSHYA 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.


LAUKIKA GAANAM : secular music as opposed to vaidika gaanam which is sacred music..


LAYA : speed or tempo.


LAYA JNAANAM : sense of rhythm.
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