DICTIONARY OF SOME SOUTH INDIAN MUSICAL TERMS

NADA : is musical sound.


NADOPAASAKA : one who meditates on absolute music or nada.


NAMA SANKIRTANAM : sacred music involving the repeated recital of God's name.


NAMITA : one of the gamakas - singing a part of raaga aalaapana in a slender tone.


NATYA GAANA : music used in dances.


NAVAGRAHA KIRTANAS : songs on planets for the seven days of the week.


NAVARASAS : the nine kinds of feelings or emotions.


NAVARATRI KIRTANAS : nine kirtanas composed, intended for singing during the Navarathri festival.


NAVAVARNA KIRTANAS : the 9 compositions composed by Muthuswamy Dikshitar on Kamalamba (Tiruvarur temple)


NAYA : soft


NIRGIT : a composition without words. eg., jatiswaram.


NOKKU : one of the 15 classical gamakas.
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