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.
: repetition of a word or a line in a musical composition, each time with
a different meaning.
KAALA : medium speed or moderate tempo.
BHAKTHI : to regard themselves as nayakis and worship God as
: a group or collection.
: a song of salutation, sacred that is sung at the end of a performance.
SANGITA : creative music.
: ancient music - said to exist in Heaven.
: a parent scale from which many janya raagas are derived.
: the final or the concluding part of a raaga aalaapana.
: one of the ten gamakas.
: the science of curing diseases through music.