“Laya” means Rythm and “Kari ” means doing .It is basically everthing realted to rythm of music ie singing ,dance and intrumental.Though Laya and Layakari are different from each other being Laya has three forms :
1.Vilambit-Slow Tempo for eg Bilambit ektaal.generally Bada Khayal is sung in this.
2.Madhya-Medium tempo for eg Madhya Tritaal
Layakari has follwing types:
1.Thaay-Foremost while singing ,One beat is decided for every note.It is also known as Ekgunki.
1 2 3 4 (every digit denotes one beat).
2.Adhgun-In this ,Two beats is decided for one notes or words.So every Swar is incresed by one beat to make it half.It is denoted by a dash(-).
1 – 2- 3 – 4 -.
3.Dugun-For one beat two words are sung.Two beats are joined together and is generally denoted by a curve under two words.
12 34 56 78.
4.Teegun-For every single beat three words are sung.
123 456 789 .
In the same way Chaugun(four),Panchgun(five)Chagun(six) are also there.
5.Aad- Uneven form of layakari is known as Aad.The beats and notes don’t follow a straight form like dugun or chaugun.In this I beat has 3 notes or 4 beats have 5 notes etc.Aad is also known as Dergun ie in 2 beats # notes are sung.