DICTIONARY OF SOME SOUTH INDIAN MUSICAL TERMS

MADAKKU : repetition of a word or a line in a musical composition, each time with a different meaning.


MADHYAMA KAALA : medium speed or moderate tempo.


MADHURA BHAKTHI : to regard themselves as nayakis and worship God as nayaka.


MANDALAM : a group or collection.


MANGALAM : a song of salutation, sacred that is sung at the end of a performance.


MANODHARMA SANGITA : creative music.


MARGA SANKITA : ancient music - said to exist in Heaven.


MELAKARTA : a parent scale from which many janya raagas are derived.


MISRA : mixed


MUKTAAYI : the final or the concluding part of a raaga aalaapana.


MURCHCHANA : one of the ten gamakas.


MUSIC THERAPY : the science of curing diseases through music.
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